Robin Bibi – No More a Secret
Released 8th July, 2016
ASHWOOD018 / Plastic Head Distribution (UK)
CD & Download – UPC 634158625183
Following several self-released albums, an EP recorded in Muscle Shoals, hundreds of gigs and festival appearances all over the world and a clutch of award nominations, the British Blues scene’s best kept secret signs to Ashwood Records and releases his most powerful album to date.
Whilst Robin Bibi has been thrilling audiences up and down the UK with his trademark ‘Texas meets South London’ brand of blues/rock for long enough to know what it really means to pay your dues – appearing alongside such luminaries as Chuck Berry, Van Morrison, Bob Geldof and Jethro Tull along the way – his new album No More a Secret is surprisingly his first album of totally original songs, all his own work. This album has been a long time coming and understandably enough, it takes no prisoners.
From the opening bars of Play with its Celtic influence, to the heartfelt climax of No Label On Me, Robin is utterly uncompromising in the quality of his songwriting and musicianship and clearly demostrates mastery of his genre while adding some unique personal touches along the way. There’s the hard rocking of In Too Deep, Fast Lane Busy and No Label On Me, the melancholy blues of Packing My Posessions, the out-and-out funk of Get In It and the sheer joy of the title track with its soulful crossover style.
Robin is joined by one of the UK’s finest rhythm sections, Tony Marten on bass guitar and vocals and Craig Bacon on drums and some well-placed percussion. There is also the added value of one of the UKs premiere horn sections The Blackjack Horns, comprising Gary Barnacle, Nik Carter and Jack Birchwood, whose seasoned expertise adds the finishing touches to these blistering tracks.
In Robin, Ashwood Records recognises a unique approach to the blues/rock genre and they share a mutual committment to the highest production standards. Robin is allowed the freedom for the full range of his talents to shine, taking in his skills as a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter and is given the support deserving of a true blues artist.
No More a Secret is released digitally worldwide and general physical release in the UK from Friday 8th July, distributed by Plastic Head Distribution.
The British blues scene’s best kept secret no more.
Robin is available for interviews and live radio sessions
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