Part of Friday LunchFriday 28 September 2012
Inspired by the timeless work of Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Joanna Newsom amongst many others, Robin colours in his songs about love and life with guitar, banjo, ukulele, mandolin, piano, double bass, organ, percussion toys and any other instruments he can afford and fit into his little studio.
His music has been described as 'gently experimental nu-folk' and compared to Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Richard Thompson and Harry Chaplin. He is a bit distressed by the misspelling of the word 'new' and has no idea who Harry Chaplin is.
'Robin Grey has a lovely fresh approach to the folk genre. A honeyed yet clear voice and his lyrics are arresting. A real treasure.' The Londonist
'Robin Grey will not need to do too much to prove himself an incendiary artist in the world of folk music. There is literature in his words and his calmly exquisite mannerisms seem to bring you back to a simpler time and place.' Fensepost