Susan Robkin

Susan Robkin

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“Susan Robkin has a muscular yet feminine take-no-prisoners vocal style and crafts sharp, emotionally gripping songs." -Devil In The Woods "...solid, creative, commercial and instantly memorable songs..." L.A.’s DIY Reporter

Biography

Management: John Velasco: johnvm@verizon.net
Representation: Marc Jacobson, Greenberg Traurig, LLP jacobsonm@gtlaw.com

Beginning her musical journey on a dare, multi-award-winning artist Susan Robkin has received notable attention with her contemporary pop/rock songs.

Thanks to her classically trained, four-octave vocal range and hook-filled songwriting style, her blend of introspective and observational lyrics, dynamic melodies and textured rhythms has earned her comparisons to Annie Lenox, Melissa Etheridge, Sheryl Crow, Alanis Morissette and Pat Benatar. Robkin "…has clearly been doing her songwriting homework, and never met a hook she didn't like...solid, creative, commercial and instantly memorable songs..." says L.A.’s DIY Reporter.

Her songs have been featured on MTV Road Rules and on several compilation albums. She has also won several awards both locally and nationally.

Robkin stands out to many as one to watch for her music and performance, but also because of her no-nonsense and totally ambitious approach to her own career.

Before signing management with John Velasco and representation with Marc Jacobson of Greenberg Traurig, Robkin oversaw every aspect of her business. In this day and age, that’s common, but for Robkin, she pushes herself above and beyond the norm.

After finding an investor to help keep her dream alive, Susan has most recently made an album that boasts a roster of the finest musicians the business has to offer, including Tony Levin on bass and Jerry Moratta on drums.

Considered one of the hardest working musicians in the Northwest by many, Susan’s eye is on the prize and her hard work and dedication knows no limitations. Just try and tell this girl “no” and she’ll nod graciously and then prove your “no” to be a “yes”!

A word from the investor: “An investor looks for opportunities with potential. However good an idea sounds, it is the evaluation of the person who will be carrying the ball that determines going forward with the investment.

It is rare that one finds a combination of talent, business sense, and extreme work ethic combined in a single person.

Susan Robkin represented just that kind of person I was looking for. Her artistic talent is amazing, both as a singer and as a songwriter. However, more importantly, she displayed the kind of ability to manage the excruciatingly difficult job of organizing and leading her own record company, her own band, and all the other challenges involved in producing and promoting her first two albums.

Her plan for her third album included acquiring a professional manager and arranging for world class musicians. The opinion of knowledgeable people was that the music and lyrics would be at the top of what was available in the pop-rock field.

When she approached me with the project for her third album, it was clear that it should be the breakout one which would make a major investment very profitable.

Susan Robkin is at the exciting beginning of a meteoric rise as a major artist. Whether she accomplishes that task independently or with a label is yet uncertain, but that’s the only uncertainty in this amazing, young woman’s career.”

Lyrics

Everything You/Everything Me

Written By: Words: Susan Robkin Music: Susan Robkin, Josh Gaedtke & Jess Gaedtke

© (p) 2000, Susan Robkin, Mouse and Bear Music (ASCAP)

Everything You Everything Me

You left the door wide open
It was something to say
Everything you is gone
Everything me is grey

You can say that it’s too hard
But you belong with me
You can say that you’re too tired
Of everything you, everything me

Talk of running in circles
Talk of sights never seen
Everything you was too restless
Everything me was in vain

You can say that it’s too hard
But you belong with me
You can say that you’re too tired
Of everything you, everything me

everything you is everything me
is everything you is everything me

You can say that it’s too hard
But you belong with me
You can say that you’re too tired
Of everything you,
Everything

Get Up Go On

Written By: Words: Susan Robkin Music: Susan Robkin & Ian Duncan

©2002 Susan Robkin, Mouse and Bear Music, ASCAP

Get up. Get up
Get up and go on

You said I wasn’t right
Right or wrong, not for you
You said stay one more night
One more night you can do

Once back upon a time
You said I was beautiful
You said that the moonlight
Shined so brightly in my eyes

Get up, go on
Leave me back in yesterday
Get up and go on
Coz I’m not just some game to play
If you’re done, you’re gone
And you’ve said all that you can say
Then get up and go on your way

Door shuts, five steps out
Walk myself into a run
Thought you made all my days
Now my days are all my own
And I get up and go on
I get up and go on

Get up, go on
Leave me back in yesterday
Get up and go on
Coz I’m not just some game to play
If you’re done, you’re gone
And you’ve said all that you can say
Then get up and go on your way

I have some imagination
Of a perfect destination
Perfect you and me
Only I, only I can see

Get up, go on
Leave me back in yesterday
Get up and go on
Coz I’m not just some game to play
If you’re done, you’re gone
And you’ve said all that you can say
Then get up and go on your way
Get up and go on your way
Get up and go on your way

Surfacing to Breathe

Written By: Words: Susan Robkin Music: Pete Johnston & Susan Robkin

© (p) 2002 Susan Robkin, Mouse and Bear Music, ASCAP

Midnight in the garden and I’m afraid
Hold me together
I need something real to feel
Bored with days

I’m surfacing to breathe
You’re all I’ll ever need

Underwater I live these days
Something deep inside me has changed
I could stay here forever in this liquid pleasure
I am free

I’m surfacing to breathe
You’re all I’ll ever need
I’m leaning toward you
I left it for you
Who I used to be

Turning in and all around
Beneath waves you hear no sound
Only feeling your heart beating

I’m surfacing to breathe
You’re all I’ll ever need
I’m leaning toward you
I left it for you
Who I used to be

I’m surfacing to breathe
You’re all I’ll ever need
I’m surfacing to breathe
You’re all I’ll ever need

Discography

Horse of a Different Color - EP
How To Say Goodbye - LP
Surfacing To Breathe -LP

tracks with airplay or streaming: Afraid To Face The Fall, How To Say Goodbye, Nobody Knows You, Carry Me, Happiness, Falll From Grace II, Fall From Grace I, You Won't Change

Set List

Depending on the gig...If sets are 45minutes to an hour: 12-15 songs. 60 original songs.
basic 45 min set:
You Won't Change
Get Up Go On
Running
How To Say Goodbye
How Long
Carry Me
For Me For You
Happiness
I Still Miss You
Afraid To Face The Fall
Sad Boy
The Heart of Me
Breathe Her Air Again

Covers:
Sarah McLaughlin's "Angel"
Patty Griffin's "Tony" or "Blue Sky"
Fleetwood Mac's Landslide
Scandal "Goodbye To You"
Ani DiFranco "Independence Day"