ROB.GREEN, Jake Bugg and Eyre Llew together for #GiveAHome

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LAST NIGHT! The vibe was INCREDIBLE!  

Such an honour to perform as part of Sofar Sounds groundbreaking #GiveaHome event with Amnesty International.

To be on the same bill and Nottingham's Eyre Llew and Jake Bugg was awesome and for a very pressing cause.  Yesterday's #GiveaHome event saw 300+ Sofar Sessions being held simultaeneously worldwide.  All proceeds go to Amnesty directly support upwards of 25 MILLION refugees worldwide.

Sofar is already renown for its intimate and communal vibe, bringing together live music lovers the world over into small secret gigs, so in this context the vibe was BIGGER THAN EVER! 

Thank you Sofar Sounds, Amnesty International and to all the people who made donations by entering for tickets and buying all the donated EP's and posters last night at Notts County!

If you would still like to make a donation CLICK HERE: https://www.sofarsounds.com/giveahome

ROB.GREEN performs at BBC Proms 57

I was SO honoured to be asked to perform as part of Clare Teal's BBC Proms show. Performing in the finale "Tanga" and with the talented Ben Cippola and Mads Mathias on "T'aint what you do" was incredible. But THIS moment floored me, performing "Orange Coloured Sky" made famous by one of my earliest influences; Nat King Cole. 

It was an honour to stand on a stage that I have only ever seen on television and pay tribute to the man that made me realise that your voice breaking could be the start of something wonderful..!

CHECK IT OUT BELOW!

Big love to Clare Teal, all the performers, Guy Barker and Winston Rollins for putting on such a wonderful show! Its was SO much fun!

Big Love

ROB.GREEN

6 months to write this letter... and its for you!

Check the end of the post to WIN tickets to a SUPER SPECIAL Sofar London gig this January! PHOTO: Emily Elizabeth

Check the end of the post to WIN tickets to a SUPER SPECIAL Sofar London gig this January! PHOTO: Emily Elizabeth

My goodness. It's taken me a long time to finally put this down in a post.

My last post was the night before my EP release. If you've got me on Social Media, then you know just how MENTAL last year was once the EP came out! But if you missed it...

Rob Green EP, released on Friday 13th May, debuted at #34 in the iTunes Album Chart and #3 in the iTunes RnB Chart. Overwhelmed; I performed very emotional shows at two sold-out EP launches in Nottingham and Leeds. The success of the EP (and the viral video of us celebrating by dancing in Nina Smith's living room) helped me attain interviews with international publications; including the esteemed Blues and Soul and Gay Times Magazines. The exposure boosted the Blue music video (now with over 23,000 views) to be featured as part of a number of film festivals and international film maker's reviews.

On the live shows front BBC Introducing East Midlands championed the EP and invited me to join the Y Not Festival line-up (Thank you Dean Jackson and the team!). We started with a half-full tent, which by the end was at full capacity (see it for yourself here, I warn you now, there were tears...). We skyrocketed from the few summer gigs we had secured at the start of the year; to performing at what turned out to be over 100 confirmed fixtures by the end 2016.

I ended the year performing some of the biggest and most intimate shows of my career. Including for a company I have long respected, Apple, at their Regent Street Store in London; for what has been their largest crowd to date (THANK YOU!) and doing my first #RobGreenRoom performances in the living rooms of the awesome Stacey, Chris, Mahalia and Hannah with their friends and families.

Honestly, 2016 has been such an inspiring and motivational year, because of YOU! The love and support you've shown, sharing posts, tuning in to livestreams, catching gigs and pre-ordering/buying the EP in the first place. I just want to say THANK YOU. SO MUCH. I can't fully express how thankful I am to have such powerhouse support!!

THANK YOU!!

I can't wait for you to hear what's coming next...

Big love and see you very soon ;)

Rob x

Fancy winning tickets to catch Rob's SUPER SECRET gig hosted by Sofar Sessions London later this month as part of their VIP Alumni line-up? Click here to enter!

What you DIDN'T know about pre-orders could make you nervous

Pre-ordering a release from an artist is, on the timeline of music history, a relatively new concept. The notion of it is very simple. Click a pre-order button and on the day the EP is released it automatically downloads to all your digital devices. The digital music marketplace has been saved by this new feature and artists are liberated by it's flexibility - but there are a few things most people DON'T know about pre-orders and why they are the source of so much excitement!

 

IT RAISES THE PROFILE OF INDEPENDENT MUSIC

Music award bodies, such as MOBO and the BRIT awards use data collated about pre-orders; like the iTunes Bestselling Pre-orders Chart to monitor interest in a particular release. The first week Rob Green EP was released; YOUR pre-orders took it into the Top 20. This week it has creeped in at number 31, making it one of the few unsigned EP's this year to enter the Top 40 twice. YOU did that!

 

IT PACKS A PUNCH!

If Sally pre-ordered in March and Jamie pre-ordered today, they will both get their pre-orders on the same day. Although the download is automatic, The UK Official Charts will document the sales of the EP as if we all manually went and downloaded it at 1 am Friday morning; which makes a much bigger impact statistically than if the sale was counted at point of order. Pre-orders give small timers a greater opportunity than ever before to contend with the big dogs on the music playground.

 

THERE'S MORE MYSTERY THAN YOU'D THINK

Certain rules currently prevent Tunecore (the service that unsigned artists can use release their music onto online marketplaces) from disclosing pre-order numbers to artists until the release date. Meaning that neither I or any other person using the service knows how many orders have been made until release day.  

The anticipation is REAL; as is the TENSION. Nothing will be revealed until Friday...

SO at this point; before the home-stretch I just wanted to write a post to you all to say I am SO grateful for the support and your AWESOME VIBES throughout this whole process! I can't stress enough how significant it is - Everytime you shared the Blue video and EP pre-order link you helped grab attention, worldwide; which it could not have gained without you.

This is my first release in four years, my first pre-order and almost the last time I will get to say...

 PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY OF 'ROB GREEN EP' HERE! 

 

BUZZING TO SEE YOU ALL THIS WEEKEND!!

 

BIG MASSIVE LOVE

Rob x

 

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