*Americana Music Association 2021 Award Winner*
*Whispering Bob Harris Emerging Artist Award*
A self confessed devotee of 'real music', Robbie Cavanagh is not defined by genres. The only rules are good musicians, real instruments, great microphones and performance with emotion. Capturing sound, not producing it.
Robbie performs self penned, unscrubbed tales of heartbreak, loss, love and discovery, and when he puts pen to paper, he lives by his own words. 'The more you wrestle with an idea, the more contrived it becomes'. Robbie writes with honesty, emotion, and most importantly; instinct. Robbie and his band have made their way onto many UK festival stages including Black Deer, Maverick, The British Country Music Festival, BlueDot, Cornbury, Wilderness, Buckle and Boots, and Silverstone Woodlands, and have performed prolifically around the UK, Europe and USA alongside such artists as Jarrod Dickenson, Aaron Lee Tasjan, The Deslondes, The Wandering Hearts, Beth Nielson Chapman, Mary Gauthier, Jaimee Harris, Robert Vincent, James House, Ferris & Silvester, Wildwood Kin, Max Jury, Whitney Rose, Amelia White, Us The Duo, Jace Everett.
2022 will see Robbie release his much anticipated 3rd record ‘Tough Love’. Recorded live at Studiowz in Pembrokeshire alongside his backing band: Thomas Dibb, Dan Wiebe, Roberto Ruiz, Joe Harvey Whyte and Abby Gundersen, ‘Tough Love’ is a departure from the last record ‘To Leave/To Be Left’ as the cries for help and desperation are exchanged for a much more independent attitude. Cavanagh sees the record as a letter to himself With lyrics such as ‘If you’re thinking of leaving, get up and go’ and ’Tough love, get over yourself, it doesn’t have to be you’. Even more appropriate having suffered a significant break up halfway through the recording process. The release of 'Tough Love' will coincide with a UK tour and a run of summer festivals.
“Manchester’s finest son” - Maverick Festival
“Breathtakingly beautiful and painfully gorgeous” - Get The Chance
“His ambition is matched with a sound that is equally hard hitting” - The Indiependent
“One Of My Absolute Favourite UK Grassroots Artists” - Bob Harris
“Robbie writes true-to-life tales, old as time and honest, heartrending and stirring.” - Carpe Carmina
“Clear, soothing vocals, coupled with beautifully crafted songs and a gentle manner” - Get Into This
“It's timeless, it's stunning and it should be in your record collection. It's not just a phase. it's a friend.” - House In The Sand