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!!
I can't wait for you to hear what's coming next...
Big love and see you very soon ;)
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