Nottingham singer songwriter Rob Green has a new four track EP coming out in December called Learn to Fly.
To celebrate the new EP, Rob is hosting a launch event at the Bodega Social Club (Pelham Street, Nottingham) on Friday the 14th December 2012. The event marks the end of an eventful year for Rob.
2012 has seen him perform to a capacity crowd at his debut single launch at Nottingham Contemporary; release his first studio EP Parlour Tricks; perform alongside Motown legend Martha Reeves at the Ronnie Scott’s Club in London; be awarded the Nottingham Young Creative Award for music; and make BBC Radio 1Xtra’s unsigned track of the week with his song Underdog. All attendees to the new EP launch on December 14th will receive a free signed hard-copy of the new EP. After the gig, the EP will ONLY be available by digital download from robgreenmusic.com so be sure to reserve tickets for the show for the modest price of £5.
plus special guest: HARLEIGHBLU
With the debut album release imminent (with Joe Buhdha) there is an increasing buzz around Harleighblu, so watch this space…
‘Oozing class from the off, Harleighblu turned The Space into a smoky jazz club – minus the smoke, of course – leading another sizeable troupe of players through a set that drew influences from Jill Scott and Erykah Badu’s neo-soul, flavouring it with the older-school stylings of Aretha Franklin, Bille Holiday and Etta James. Glamorous yet down to earth, wreathed in smiles yet singing from the heart, she opened with the brassy, languidly mocking Casanova, before twisting Madonna’s Who’s That Girl into a whole new shape.’ • Nottingham Evening Post
‘There is no doubt in my mind this is an artist going to the very top, awesome songs brilliantly performed by a band that create a real rousing feel to the tracks. At times it felt like I was witnessing Harleighblu and Her Soul Orchestra, Jools Holland would have loved it and surely they’ll end up on his show at some point in the not too distant future. Come on Jools sort it out!’ • NUSIC