TIM ROBBINS AND THE ROGUES GALLERY BAND New Release at Amazon.com Today for $3.99!
NATIONAL TV APPEARANCES THIS WEEK DAVID LETTERMAN 7/25, THE VIEW 7/26
ALBUM AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE JULY 19
SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 18, 2011 -- Oscar winning actor Tim Robbins, recently signed to 429 Records, is gearing up for the release of his eponymous album, TIM ROBBINS AND THE ROGUES GALLERY BAND on July 19th. He'll be promoting his recording debut with a national tour and a flurry of high profile TV and radio appearances plus an Amazon.com "Daily Deal" scheduled for Monday, July 18th (album will be priced at $3.99). Also available at Amazon.com will be an exclusive FREE download of the song "Buck Eyed Jim"—a song written by Burl Ives and performed by Tim in honor of his parents. TV appearances include a performance on David Letterman's 'The Late Show' July 25 and also 'The View' on July 26. Radio activities include an interview and performance on KINK's Bing Lounge in Portland on July 19, a performance on San Francisco's KFOG's concert series on July 20 and a live concert on Philadelphia's WXPN "Noon Concert Series" on July 29. Tim and band will also be performing a special "Fishbowl Concert" for the employees of Amazon.com. on July 18th and will be making a rare in store appearance at Portland's Music Millennium July 19th. TIM ROBBINS AND THE ROGUES GALLERY BAND will be released on 429 Records on July 19th.
A star of the big screen, writer, director and philanthropist, Robbins has been writing songs and performing his entire life. The role of storyteller, whether as an actor on a stage or a musician in a band are two sides of the same coin for Robbins.
Music is in Tim Robbins' blood. Raised in a musical household, both parents met as members of the UCLA marching band. His father, Gilbert Robbins, went on to join the influential folk ensemble The Highwaymen in the early sixties. Steeped in a creative environment, Robbins' first memories include hanging out as child at the Gaslight in Greenwich Village which his father managed. Says Robbins: "My first desire to perform came from watching him on stage. I remember it as so intoxicating. Audiences were encouraged to sing along and be part of the event. That is a relationship I've been seeking all my life, that alchemy between performer and audience." The years leading up to his recording debut at age 50 were spent finding his voice as a songwriter and performer. Robbins has long written songs and performed in small venues, but has kept it under the radar – until now. "I have too much respect for music to put out something that wasn't coming from a genuine place." Before recording his first album Robbins wanted to "understand what my voice was and what kind of stories I wanted to tell. I think I'm ready to tell those stories now."
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429 Records is a unit of The Savoy Label Group (SLG). SLG is the North American based division of Nippon Columbia the oldest music company in Japan. The Savoy Label Group has evolved into a Grammy Award winning and chart topping independent music company consistently outperforming competitors in key music categories as monitored by Billboard Magazine. The Savoy Label Group is led by Steve Vining and is based in Los Angeles, CA.
SOURCE 429 Records