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 on pre-release. The official video can be seen here

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.

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.

When the SG or “Solid Guitar” was introduced in 1961 as a replacement for the Les Paul, it was called the “fretless wonder” for its low frets and fast action. The twin horn cutaway design was like nothing on the market and its light but balanced weight made it the perfect guitar for stage and studio work. Later ‘60s models introduced the SG with humbucker pickups, and since then, the SG has become the go-to guitar for artists like The Who’s Pete Townshend, Tony Iommi, Paul Weller, AC/DC’s Angus Young, Eric Clapton and Derek Trucks of the Allman Brothers Band.

The Epiphone Goth G-400 has to be one of the most menacing looking guitars you’ll see. Bathed in Satin Pitch Black with open coil humbuckers and black nickel hardware, the Goth G-400 is truly one of the meanest and best guitar values you will find today. Every serious player wants an SG and here’s the real thing that sounds as good as it looks. The original SG not only rivaled guitars of its own era for sonic variety but also proved to be a sign of things to come. Hard rock, metal and scores of rockers embraced the original SG and made it a classic. Now, the G-400 gives you the sound and look of a real SG without the vintage price tag.

On my new single ” Never”, as on the entire upcoming new album,you’ll hear the sound of this little baby.

The model I have is a 2009 Epiphone G-400 Goth. Its features consist of 22 frets, a solid body, bevelled and cut in the shape of the famous SG, two tone controls and two volume controls (one volume and one tone for each pickup), a three-way position switch, and Grover tuners. It has two open coil Alnico Classic humbucker pickups, mahogany body and set neck of the same material, with the fretboard made from Rosewood. The twelfth fret inlay is XII ( the roman numeral for 12 for those of you not in the know), which of course adds to the gothic/metal rock feel to the guitar. The bridge is tune-o-matic which only adds to the beautiful simplicity of this great guitar.

The body is painted in a satin black, with all hardware in black. This guitar is very light. Of course, as with all SG’s, the head is heavier than the body, so when you’re wearing it on a strap and not playing, it might be an idea to just keep hold of the neck, so that it doesn’t swing down and hit something, this being something that I have done a couple of times.

The latest single track “Never” has been launched on Jamsphere Rock Radio as their single of the month. We conceeded a 60 day exclusive to their web radio as they have been supporting Robbie Tee music rigorously. Jamsphere also have a web magazine which can be found  here. They deal with indie and label artists and are one of the fastest growing rock music magazines on the internet. Give them a read and listen to their radio station.

Brave,New…and Absurd the 2011 album released in the month of February has reached a sales total of over 50,000 units. This for any major international artist this would be peanuts, but to any little known indie artist battling with the world wide web and it’s global markets, fifty thousand is more than just a number. It goes way beyond.

The album intentionally “softer and more commercial” than it’s predecessor has definitively amplified the Robbie Tee fan base, initially frequented by die hard guitar rockers due to Robbie’s gritty left-handed guitar playing style.

Robbie has stated that this does not mean he will be moving away from his guitar niche sound, but will certainly explore other avenues and styles in future. He is particularly looking forward to collaborating with artists and singers from diverse genres.

The next few months should see the release of the follow-up album to Brave,New…and Absurd which was recorded in both Sweden and Switzerland.

Rock, pop and blues, it’s all in there. Robbie Tee brings his unique left handed guitar playing style to the masses. Instrumental rockers or melodious ditty’s are the specialty of the house. Music without boundaries or limits are all that matters. Genres are secondary. Robbie has always maintained that music is just “3 little chords and a heartbeat.”

Since his comeback a couple of years ago Robbie Tee has released 4 albums independently. All featuring various line-ups, including friends from his past musical 25 year musical experience.

With the advent of the powerful web and communication tools available to musicians today, Robbie has been able to relaunch a career that otherwise would have been doomed by the way major labels recruit their artists.

Finally the music is returning to it’s rightful owners and that is, the musicians. The major labels and their formal door closing tactics are fast disappearing. Digital downloads and mobile apps has opened more doors than any major label can ever hope to close, giving artists like Robbie Tee the right to be heard and appreciated by fans all over the world.