Bright new dawn as teen star launches EP

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Ticket - Ian Bunting

For Robbi McFaulds a life­long dream has been re­alised af­ter the teenage singer­song­writer re­leased his much-an­tic­i­pated de­but EP.

The Air­drie mu­si­cian launched ‘The Morn­ing Af­ter’ at a spe­cial sold-out event in Glas­gow’s Queen Mar­garet Univer­sity – the cul­mi­na­tion of a year of hard work in the record­ing stu­dio.

Robbi, 17, said: “The EP is called ‘The Morn­ing Af­ter’, which is the name of the ti­tle track.

“It is a mash-up of pop and in­die sounds and in­cludes five tracks in all.

“I was work­ing on the EP the whole of last year in the Rocket Sci­ence

Stu­dios in Glas­gow and the two guys who run the stu­dio, Michael Ban­nis­ter and Ross Hamil­ton, wrote the ‘I Know, You Know, We Know’ sin­gle from the record.

“I am chuffed to bits to see the EP fi­nally re­leased and it’s a re­ally proud mo­ment as I’ve al­ways wanted to be a mu­si­cian.

“The fi­nal prod­uct is re­ally good and I’m very happy with it, and the fact that peo­ple have been re­spond­ing well to the EP.”

Robbi con­tin­ued: “At the launch night in Queen Mar­garet Univer­sity I per­formed all five tracks from the EP as well as some cover ver­sions.

“The event was a ca­pac­ity sell-out and the crowd re­ally seemed to en­joy them­selves.

“I got the chance to meet with quite a few of my fans off-stage and some of them came quite a long way for the launch.

“We sold some copies of the EP too and it was an amaz­ing night. I’d like to thank ev­ery­one who came along and helped my EP launch to be an even more spe­cial oc­ca­sion.”

Busy Robbi is just about to bring the cur­tain down on his 24-date UK tour, which has taken in venues across Scot­land and the likes of Lon­don, Liverpool and Bris­tol.

The trekking teen was en-route to Leeds when he told the Ticket: “The tour has been ab­so­lutely in­cred­i­ble and I have vis­ited some won­der­ful lo­ca­tions.

“The last show is in St An­drew’s and the crowds have been re­spond­ing well to my mu­sic.

“It’s 24 dates all-in so I’m start­ing to tire a lit­tle bit; but I have been grab­bing rests when I can and all of the ef­fort is hugely worth­while.

“This is my first UK tour, but I cer­tainly hope it won’t be my last.”

‘The Morn­ing Af­ter’ is avail­able now on Ama­zon, Spo­tify and iTunes, with hard copies also sup­plied by Robbi at his Twit­ter and Face­book pages.

Look­ing the part The One and Only Di­rec­tion lads

On-track Robbi is thrilled to re­lease the long-awaited record

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