New music video for ‘Ghost Around’

This video was shot and edited in one afternoon with the help of my neighbour Guy Lankester, who luckily didn’t really know what he was doing with my camera. This was perfect as I wanted it to be shaky and nicely out of focus in places to suit the mood of the song.The location is Walthamstow Marshes in east London.

It’s the first time I have ever edited a video before and my old PC was gently creaking under the strain… but I really enjoyed making it. A moment to remember was when the park warden tried to get all passive aggressive on us and then gave up and went away when told him we were taking my typewriter for a walk and asked if he wanted to be in the video.

This track is on my recently released 5th studio album ‘From The Ground Up’ which I really should tell more people about. Candy Parfitt is on backing vocals and I’m doing all the rest.

Bandcamp – https://robingrey.bandcamp.com/album/from-the-ground-up
iTunes – https://geo.itunes.apple.com/gb/album/from-the-ground-up/id1261314194
Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/3wQdhkmw79nXtDOwVGWdds

Filming with Ronnie Le Drew

Robin and Ronnie copy

I had the most wonderful day yesterday making a music video down by the river for a new track about climate change called ‘Leave It In The Ground’.

Once again I was working with the amazing puppeteer Ronnie Le Drew, along with the dream team of Alex Swinfen and David Kaplowitz who helped me make my last video for David Cameron.

We have a few more days of filming to go and I look forward to sharing it with you soon.

old song, new friends

There has recently been a flurry of interest in my track ‘Hackney Gentrification Song’ with local publications N16 Magazine, Dalston TV and Hackney Post all giving it virtual shout outs.

It has also come to the attention of the film crew making ESTATE, a non-fiction feature film about a Hackney estate which is soon to be bulldozed. You can find out more about the film here and have a look at the ‘behind the scenes’ section of the site which uses my song.

http://estatefilm.co.uk/

rec movie trailer

I randomly just found out that my music was used in the trailer for this 2011 korean gay film called REC.

Half a million people have watched the youtube trailer… I wish they had asked me first and possibly even licensed the damn song!

http://youtu.be/JMPm_ydl0AI

I am just dropping them a line now to say hello and see if they have anything to say for themselves…

#confused #showmethemoney