FROM PLAYING THE GUITAR FROM THE AGE OF 10, WILLOW ROBINSON TOOK THE TIME TO CHAT TO ME ABOUT HIS NEW SINGLE ‘STONES’ AND WHAT HE HS TO OFFER!

What is your name? 
My name is Willow Robinson.
How old are you?
I am 22!
What is your genre of music?
Its a blend of Singer-Songwriter/ Folk/ Anthemic Rock and Blues
Give us a little bio about you.
I was born in Los Angeles to British parents, and moved back to England after only a few months of being born. Ive always had dreams of being a full time musician, and amazingly they seem to be coming true! I now live and work out of London, and have been touring the UK over the past 2 months.
How long have you been doing music?
I started playing guitar when i was 10 years old. Initially i was forced to play classical guitar, and almost gave up playing! But as soon as my parents bought me an electric guitar, it changed everything, from that moment i knew what i wanted to do.
What made you go in to music?

I always loved music, and i remember when i was so young fiddling around on a piano trying to make something sound good. I became passionate about bands from the 60’s and the whole lifestyle that went with it. I think the first time i really knew i wanted to be a guitar played was when i heard ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ for the first time.

 Are you signed?

I am signed to Clark & McGee, which is fronted by Warner ADA.

You released ‘Stones’  this month, what is the story behind that track?

I lived in LA for 2 years studying music, and i met an amazing girl out there. When i came back to England i suddenly felt intense feelings of longing, and it made me feel very insecure and worried that she would find another man in LA. I wrote the song almost immediately after i got home, as well as loads of others haha. Writing songs is definitely easier when you have something that makes you unhappy or emotional. Check the new video out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smpgoBWKYdg

Tell us more about any of your new music you have planned.
I am releasing another single and EP in the summer. This song is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser. I think its a huge anthem, and i cant wait for people to hear it!
Will you be doing any gigs or a Tour? 
I have loads of gigs coming up! In May i am going on a full UK tour with Kula Shaker, and then i have loads if shows at the end of the month. Im also playing the Hay and Isle Of White Festivals. Shows are coming in all the time so keep and eye out, I’m hopefully doing a solo tour in the summer!
If you are, where are will you be heading? 

Everywhere! All over the Uk, and possibly even Europe and LA!

Do you play any instruments?

I play Guitar, Piano, Drums, Bass

Who are your influences?

My biggest influences reside with the greats like The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley, Otis Redding. Lately I’ve been listening to a lot of Lana Del Rey, Angus Stone, John Mayer, and Eddie Vedder. But ill listen to almost anything, i think the key to being a good musician is being open to all genres.

How do you get inspiration to write songs?

Everything i experience inspires me, but usually the ones that are painful and difficult are the best for writing songs. I couldn’t not write music, its what drives me to get up in the morning. Inspired or not, i have to write songs, its the only way to keep my sanity.

Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?

In 5 years i hope I’m looking back on a really great journey, and that i have a story like no other. But also rather than just looking back ill be looking forward to all the great things that are to come!

When you’re not doing music, what do you do?

I love reading, painting, anything art i love. Walking in the countryside, going out in cities with my friends and getting debauched.

If you could collaborate with one UK Artist who would it be? 
Probably Ed Sheeran as he’s a great songwriter and talented guy. Might bring i nice touch to my songs.
If you could collaborate with one USA Artist who would it be? 

Lana Del Rey, or John Mayer

Where is your dream venue or festival to perform in UK?
The Albert Hall, such an amazing atmosphere and I’ve seen some of my favourite gigs there. If play there, in my mind I’ve made it!
Where is your dream venue or festival to perform in USA?

Fuck it, Madison Square Garden or the Hollywood Bowl!

What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene? 

Probably ‘Sympathy For The Devil’ by The Rolling Stones from their live album Get Yer Ya Ya’s Out.

If you could get one of your songs on a TV show, which would it be? 
I think my song ‘My Burdened Mind’ is very cinematic and would sound great on some epic driving scene
 What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
The best advice is to always keep going and work hard, the more you work the more luck you get.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?

Work until your idols become your rivals

When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?  

My guitar, my voice, my songs, my leather jacket, my hair.

Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
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