Monday, July 18, 2011
Local Noise: Rose Robbins
Name: Rose Robbins
Hometown: Coeur d'Alene
Influences: Everything But the Girl, Nina Simone, Joni Mitchell, Sarah MacLachlan, Alicia Keys, Tina Turner, Suzanne Vega, Sting, Les Nubiennes, Sade, Seal, Annie Lennox, Enya, Clannad, Pink Floyd, U2
With a voice as warm and haunting as a June evening, Rose Robbins mesmerizes with poetic lyrics and tunes that stay with you long after the last note has died away.
Reminiscent of Sade, Robbins pens music that is throughly modern but with a vintage feel. She has won various awards for her music, including "Best Song of 2004" in the International Online Music Awards, and Top 500 in the Billboard World Song Contest three years in a row.
"When Rose Robbins walked out on the stage and sat down at the piano, the audience could be forgiven for wondering, just for a moment, what kind of music this slender, delicate-looking woman could produce? Then she began to sing and play with such maturity...and in a voice so stunningly rich and deep that I, for one, was quickly transported far away...." ~ Astoria Review - Peter March
"The last time a female vocalist smacked me this hard on first listen, her name was Baez, and it was back in the early sixties." ~ The Daily Pundit - Bill Quick
Get Out North Idaho Says:
How in the heck did Miss Robbins manage to sneak under our radar for so long? The Sade comparisons are correct, this low-key local diva's voice is pure silk and honey and her jazz-pop arrangements are fetchingly easy on the ears without ever resorting to being cloying or cheesy. Despite her apparent youth, her voice drips with experience and her music production is airy and glistening with a professionalism that's glossy like a sweet, glazed strawberry. Delicious! Light electronics bubble underneath and even a dash of funk occasionally pops in to force toes to tap and heads to bop.
Close Your Eyes CD (2005)
Rain (Single, 2007)
Chase the Lonely (Single, 2010)
Sleepy Siren (Single, 2010)
Divide (Single, 2011)
All CD's/Downloads available through CD Baby here.
Music Video for "Divide":