Inspired by the events in Taksim Square (Turkey) and the waves of protest concerning Gezi Park. What started out as a protest for some square meters of ground, has turned into a fight for liberation,from a government considered by many to be oppressive. “Taking Taksim” exhibits the ebb and flow of a process in movement…in the mind, in the heart and out on the streets!
The single which is due for official release on all major digital download stores within 4-6 weeks, can currently be found here http://goo.gl/qyHqa on pre-release. The official video can be seen here http://youtu.be/9IQtKNFtgwc
Written, Recorded and Produced in Italy by Robbie Tee
Mixed and Mastered in Poland by Soundcore Studios
The original ‘street action’ footage filmed in Turkey, was produced and supplied with the kind permission of RR to whom goes our eternal gratitude.
The single “We Go On” has been officially released on iTunes and we have decided to channel 50% of all proceeds from there to the WELLSPRING FAMILY SERVICES. As it has been stated before, Robbie Tee is in no way officially associated to Wellspring or any of its affiliates or employees. This is a completely independent effort to bring attention to an organisation that has touched Robbie’s heart, simply through moving pictures. Read further to understand what Wellspring is all about…
Every night in King County, more than 2,000 children are homeless. Approximately 40,000 children witness violence at home each year. And 25% of the population experiences mental health issues. These are not merely sobering statistics; these are our neighbors.
Since 1892, Wellspring Family Services, a non-profit organization, continues to provide a breadth of services that address the sources of instability for families. We help homeless families find and hold onto a place to live, teach abusive partners non-violent behaviors, provide counseling for at-risk families and individuals, and empower parents to nurture their children. Together, we are building a community where children and families thrive.
Wellspring Family Services builds emotionally healthy, self-sufficient families and a non-violent community in which they can thrive. By addressing the overlapping issues of mental health challenges, domestic violence, and homelessness we get at the source of instability for families. Last year we served more than 9,000 children, adults and families in King County.
Go to the Wellspring website here to understand more about them.
Grab The Robbie Tee single on iTunes here and give your contribution to this cause.
The single “We Go On” is ready for download in exclusive from this website now! Grab the new Robbie Tee song BEFORE the official release on iTunes and Amazon in December 2012. Go to the ALBUMS page and download your copy for 0.99 cents.
“We Go On” is the brand new single ready for download on this website, starting now! The official release through iTunes and Amazon is set for mid to late December. The single is a sort of preview of the album entitled “Today Is The Tomorrow You Worried About Yesterday,” which is set for release early 2013. The single was inspired by the vision of a video for The Wellspring Family Services organisation, who help homeless children and broken families. In fact Robbie hopes to draw attention to this organization, who he believes are doing a fantastic job in helping the less fortunate.
The new album will also mark the return to the much appreciated sound produced on Robbie Tee’s top selling album,”Brave, New and Absurd.” The songs are all centered around life’s hardships, iniquities and our absolute inability to create a better future for the masses and not just a select few.
The official video for “We Go On” should be posted to Youtube within the next few days.
Thanks to the success of “Acoustic Interludes & One”. Indy Alley Records have now moved over 300,000 Robbie Tee album sales in total. Astounding for and independent music artist. Robbie Tee in the meantime is working on his new album with the Mayan Prophecies. This will be a concept album crafted in progressive rock and hiphop beats! The album will also include guest artists from the USA, UK and Indonesia. The names of the featured artists will be announced shortly.
This is my first venture into the acoustic jazz-fusion genre, which I grew up on together with rock ‘n roll. Ever since I heard the album “Friday Night In San Francisco” with the guitar geniuses Paco De Lucia, Al Di Meola and John Mclaughlin, I’ve fantasized about making that kind of an album. This is not quite “that” album yet, but I’m quietly exploring the sound and techniques used there. Bear in mind that the three above-mentioned musos are god given talents and totally unreachable…ever! So I’m not trying to copy their works, but only the spirit and soul contained therein
Call it a brief interlude or slight deviation. This is an exploration into the jazz-fusion genre. The new EP was recorded in 5 days, with no pre-written melodies or elaborated arrangements. The album is totally jammed…from the heart. It was recorded and produced during the snowiest winter ever recorded in Italy, but the sound and atmosphere of the album is absolutely geared towards the hottest summer.
Hot sweaty picking, soloing and phrasing on an old acoustic to the beats of real drums, bass and piano like you rarely hear today. Being a totally solo work effort, all instruments on the album was played by Robbie. Acoustic Interludes & One features 4 acoustic guitar tracks plus 1 electric arrangement more reminiscent of other Robbie Tee works. The overall sound is warm, close-up and live and will definitely put a sparkle into your soul. This is typical music you’d listen to driving home from work along the freeway or just relaxing alongside your swimming pool.
The key is to turn it up loud and just let the rhythms and stylish Robbie Tee guitar wizardry grab and engulf you.
The album is set for official release during April-May 2012, but will be available on this website as a pre-release discounted download during the next few days.
So keep watching this space…
The new 2012 song “House On Fire” marks the return to a harder and funkier sound for the brand new upcoming album. The single which will be ready for download on this website (check albums page) soon, is already doing well on Youtube, averaging about 100 views a day. This is another sign that we’re starting to make bigger waves, considering that the prior Robbie Tee videos hardly had any viewers at all.
The road ahead is still a long one but the battle to create a commercial success independently is ever present, and the Robbie Tee team work all the avenues on a daily basis. In the end we’ll be sure to have put every effort into this project.
The new album which still has quite a bit of work to be done on it, does not at present have a release date and Robbie travels between Sweden, Switzerland and Italy to work on various tracks, but he is certain that this will be his best work to date. The final judgement will of course be left to fans and friends…and that cold object called the cash register.
In the meantime enjoy the “House On Fire” video on Youtube!