Monday, 27 April 2015

New Live Video with Live In The Attic

On the 8th April I travelled out to Kent to record some live videos with the Live In The Attic crew. I recorded fours songs, two with my double bass player Robyn Hemmings. The First of these were released yesterday and here it is: at the beginning we play a classical piece of music from Japan called Sakura. This music was originally written for the koto. It was difficult to adapt it for the guitar and bass because the original is played on so many strings.

Live In The Attic are always looking for more acts to film so if you like what you see find them on facebook and give them a message. Its free of charge, all you have to do is make your way to Kent.

Download Forget Me Not (band version):

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Review Of 'Nail And Hammer' Album

I just got my first review of my record back. Unfortunately it's in Japanese but I've had friend translate it below. The original review is here:

English Translation and shortened review

"Robert’s music is very honest, which is rare nowadays. The sound smoothly penetrates your eardrums and your skin, slipping into your mind. No matter how you put it, this music just makes the listener want to cuddle.

Despite the simple accoustic sound, the composition never feels simplistic. Basically you could say that this is “gentle” music, but it is not straightforward / usual, which is interesting.

Every song in very likable, but I’ll try to pick up a few and introduce them :

“Forget me not”, which was the 2nd single, makes a whole story come to life although it’s less than 3 minutes. It feels like watching an entire movie. It’s my personal favorite.

“Under Magnolia” is so lovely that it makes you smile without even noticing. After you listen to it once it seems to never leave your mind.

“Nail and Hammer” is the song after which the album was named. The melody riding the triple time beat is impressively delicate. The intimate woodbass and stylish piano work well too.

The japanese title of “Kishibe” must designate some specific shore somewhere. I was immersed in the showering questions of the vocals.

“Josephine” ‘s guitar line is just too good. Something makes me want to sing along, which is unusual.

“Custard Town” : starting with a nimble guitar, the song develops pleasantly and you can’t stop listening. The charm of the mature and confident vocals is outstanding in this song. I would like to hear it live.

“New sensation” is the last song of the album. This order is very clever… the fast pace and supple strength of this song makes you more powerful too.

The tempo variations of the guitar express a wide array of feelings. When I met him last year he said he needs to practice more, even though he had been playing since the age of 7. Such an album is the result of this dedication…

The litteral translation of “Nail and hammer” is “kugi to kanazuchi”, it is a perfectly suited name for this first album. Will he continue making such expressive music using the tools and materials of his personality ? I’m looking forward to it.

Robert Taira Wilson is now in London, but he will come back to Japon in April. Of course I will continue listening to his album, but I also wish I can see him live ! That’s because his music feels just like waking up early, bathing in the rising sun, and taking a deep breath."

Download Nail and Hammer:

Friday, 20 February 2015

I'm on Sky TV tonight 11pm-1am

I applied to feature on the music channel Nusic TV a little while ago with my video for New Sensation, shot and edited by my good friend RJ Buckler ( I was lucky and now the video is going to be shown on Sky TV tonight. The Channel is 192 and Freesat 402 in the UK. The program airs tonight from 11pm-1am and then every night . Any musicians looking to get a bit of airtime you can apply on their website you can also apply to have a music video made. Definitely worth a try.
This is my submission: New Sensation:

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Upcoming shows

Upcoming Shows,

22nd February: Spice Of Life Soho.
20th March: The Sound Lounge
29th March: Betty's Cafe

I generally play every Monday at the Spice Of Life in Soho, 8pm
and every Thursday I play at Betty's Cafe in Dalston. 8pm

Friday, 16 January 2015

Back to London


Thursday, 8 January 2015

street show kobe

Play, write, sing, save up, buy equipment, make a website, get pictures, film, keep a blog, record a CD, book a gig, busk, write a bio, get reviewed, apply, email, write, post, send, join, network.
So many people and we all have equal say now. Democratized taste. Who's to say that your good or bad. He likes it, she don't. Whatever%. You only have 30seconds to grip a new fan. You're as good as your fan base. Trend! Rubicon! Epidemic! No more long intros. only joking.