July 7, 2022
2022 IRRMA- Iowa Rock n Roll Hall of Fame Induction
ROBBY VEE 2022 Iowa Rock n Roll Hall of Fame Induction.
Sunday, September 4, 2022 Robby Vee will be Inducted into the Iowa Rock n roll Hall of Fame. The Induction Ceremony and Concert will take place in Okoboji Iowa.
June 3, 2022
Children Of 10 Rock And Roll Icons That Followed In Their Father’s Footsteps
by Joe Mirrione
The son of the 60s hit-maker Bobby Vee, Robby was greatly influenced by his father’s music and began playing the guitar as a child. By the age of 16, Robby was performing on stage with his famous father. Today, Robby continues to perform at casinos and fairs all over the country. He has been recognized by both the American and Canadian Rockabilly Halls of Fame and has just released his latest single “Blue Moon Blues”.
November 4, 2022
The Legacy of Bobby Vee
A personal look at the singer’s life and his close Minnesota ties
By Katie Klingbeil -
PHOTO COURTESY OF ED BOHRER: Karen, Bobby & Robby Vee
I remember listening to ’60s pop star Bobby Vee at my Nana’s house in Independence, Minn. when I was younger. We’d dance around the living room and sing along to classics like “Take Good Care of My Baby” and “Rubber Ball.” Nana would tell me stories about how her cousin, Karen, set her heart on Bobby Vee in high school and ended up marrying him, just like she had always hoped. “She chased him and he caught her,” she’d say, laughing at her cousin’s laudable persistence and confidence in their future.
I never had the pleasure of meeting Bobby Vee, although I always knew about him and grew up hearing his music. I distinctly remember learning about the onset of his Alzheimer’s at a family gathering a few years ago and like the rest of my family, my heart broke for Bobby and the Vellines. My heart was further tugged on Monday, October 24, when I heard from my mom that Bobby Vee’s bout with Alzheimer’s had ended—surrounded by loved ones, Bobby Vee passed away at a memory care center in Rogers, Minn
It’s beautiful to see the world acknowledge Bobby Vee’s success and musical history. Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Star Tribune, and numerous other publications have written about Bobby Vee’s passing and musicians and fans all around the world have offered condolences to his family. “He is one of the most genuine, kind, down to earth guys I have ever met,” Nana told me last Friday night.
I’m pretty sure it was providence that just five days after Bobby Vee’s passing, I was able to see Robby Vee and his Rock & Roll Caravan perform at Billy’s Pub in Rockford, Minn. I went with Nana and my aunt; the whole night was a lively celebration of music, family, and old memories. Robert Velline is Bobby Vee’s youngest son and is quite popular in the rockabilly music genre (he was inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame, joining his father who was inducted in 2011) and he covers his dad’s music, both as a tribute to his father and a celebration of Robby’s own musical heritage. For the past year, he has been an artist representative for the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America and is donating all the proceeds from his newest album “Blue Moon Blue” to AFA in honor of his father.
Robby came over and talked with us before the show. He gave hugs to Nana and my aunt and we were able to offer our condolences to his family and talk with him about his dad.
“We tried to give my dad the gift of normalcy,” Robby said about how his family dealt with his dad’s diagnosis. “We didn’t want the disease to dictate how he would spend his time. We wanted to have as much family time as possible. My sister Jenny and I would have family Sundays on her farm in Buffalo, Minn., where my dad could spend time with his grandkids. We’d cook dinner, spend time with the horses, and give my dad rides in his ’65 mustang. Those Sundays became like a ritual for us. My dad and I would also listen to old vinyl records together and sing together. I’d often play my records in the car and he recognized them and his eyes would light up. He couldn’t speak but he pointed at me with a knowing smile. He knew they were mine.”
We talked a little bit about Bobby Vee’s love for music and Nana brought up a story she remembered from the last time Karen and Bobby came to Billy’s Pub to see Robby perform. “He couldn’t talk at that point [because of his Alzheimer’s], but oh, you should have seen his face when your band started to play and you started to sing. He was snapping his fingers and swaying along…he lost a lot of things but he never lost the music. He never lost the music.”
Bobby Vee will be remembered by many as an extraordinary musician (Bob Dylan called him “the most meaningful person I’ve ever been on stage with”) and a wonderfully kind man who put his family first and worked hard to share his love of music with the world. “The best way to describe my dad’s life is by pulling from some of his own song lyrics,” Robby said. “‘If when your life is over, and you can smile at where you’ve been, you’ve accomplished all that matters in the end.’ Even when my dad couldn’t speak, he could always communicate with us with his smile. He had his smile up until the very end.”
By Katie Ballalatak
February 23, 2022
Robby Vee Releases Two New Videos "A Forever Kind of Love & Good Morning"
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September 30, 2021
Robby Vee's New Release "Good Morning & A Forever Kind of Love" Hits 175,000 Weekly Streams on Spotify.
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September 21, 2021
Nuevoculture: Exclusive Interview With Robby Vee
Congratulations on releasing two hit tracks “Good Morning” and “A Forever Kind of Love.”
Q: Please tell us more about the message you wanted to convey with these two tracks?
A: I wanted to record two songs that were positive and hopeful from a life or relationship perspective…
“Good Morning” is a song that speaks to the positive and in some ways it could be an anthem for mental health; “How are things inside you, will this day rule or guide you?” “Do you wake up with the feeling of all that life’s been dealing.” It also pays homage to the legendary June Carter from the Carter Family who was country music’s original great lyrical optimist.
“A Forever Kind of Love” is a song written by Gerry Goffin & Jack Keller who also wrote hit songs for my Father Bobby Vee including a #2 Hit “Run To Him” (my personal favorite). Over the years people have asked me if I would consider covering one of my Fathers releases, which I’ve wanted to do…it just took me some time to find the one that fit my journey and had meaning for me. This song was originally recorded by my Father in the early 60’s at Abbey Road Studios in London and it charted in the UK & Australia, but was never originally released in the United State because the producer “Snuffy Garrett” had an issue with it. We would get requests for the song when on tour in the UK & Australia and always looked at it like a missed opportunity that his original version was never released in the US. With that in mind, I love the true blue message of the song. It feels like a timeless song to me. I was excited to introduce a great song to my audience as well as his audience that may have never heard it before.
Q: How did your sound develop to become the Robby Vee we know today?
A: I started out as a fan of my Father’s record collection, the Vinyl LP and 45’s…. Which put me in the universe of Rock n Roll and Rockabilly. As a kid I would spend entire Summers on the road with my Father watching those very same Legendary artist from those Vinyl records perform. Months at a time hanging backstage in the wings on Dick Clark’s Rock n Roll Shows seeing greats like Bo Diddley or Little Richard do their thing. I learned a deep love for rock n roll that has continued through the years, I love the craft of a good song. My sound comes from Rockabilly in the sense that the term Rockabilly means many genres: country, bop, rhythm and blues etc… all melted together. It means freedom of genre to move around in that melting pot to arrive at a great song, even a pop song. My foundation has always been these building blocks of roots music and the freedom to build on that in the now of today’s sound. My aim has always been to stay true to my own style and honor those foundational pieces in a way that feels honest and real to me. To be grounded in the roots while pointing to the future and embracing what feels most natural. In newer artists I seem to be instinctively drawn to music and a sound that reminds me of those legendary artists and early influential years.
Q: How would you best describe your musical style?
A: I’ve been described as Neo-Rockabilly…with some Roots Rock n Roll. I think I could fit into the category of Singer Songwriter with my more current releases.
Q: What inspires you when creating new tracks?
A: I’ve been working and recording with the same group of guys most of my career. Jeff Bjork who is the co-producer and Drummer along with Bryan Williams who is Bass on all the songs I put out, are great sounding boards for the material I record. We collectively have a ground up approach building on the rhythm parts. We can start with a demo I bring into the studio and by the time we start adding my parts, the tracks can take on a totally different life and direction. Inspiration in the moment and pushing around everyone’s input, to me that’s inspiring. It’s the one plus one equals three idea… the openness to come up with something totally different then what was originally planned and trusting it.
Q: Who is one artist you would love to work with?
A: I’ve been lucky to have worked with so many recording artist and song writers over the years, many who are my heroes in music.
I love what Leon Bridges does. He is one of those artist that has a foot in the roots and looks to create something new that is accessible to today’s music audience. He makes records with a raw feel first and his songs seem to stand apart from any other artist out there. I love his sound.
Q: Should we expect any new releases to come out soon?
Yes…This time around I’ve decided to put out two songs at a time using an old school playbook from the days when artists focused on “the song”… the days of vinyl 45’s. My plan is to put out a couple singles at a time and then after a handful of releases, package all the tracks into a full record product release.
Q: Name one of your favorite tracks, and why?
A: Of my music, I’m excited about “Good Morning”.
It’s a melody that has stuck with me most of my life. It was never really meant to be a finished song. My father wrote the first verse and never finished the song.
One of my favorite records from my fathers career was a record titled “A Nothing Like a Sunny Day” from the 70’s. “Good Morning” reminds me of that album, they both have a similar introspective writing style. Over the years, my mother who loved the idea of the song would ask me to finish it. I finished the song as a kind of personal tribute to both her and my father.
August 30, 2021
Minimal Sounds: Robby Vee Is Pinching Two New Releases
Written by BerangariaFranzen
Robby Vee is back with two new hit tracks.
“Good Morning” and “A Forever Kind of Love” are both garnering over 50K streams on Spotify.
Both tracks sway listeners away with galloping rhythms and booming vocals.
The guitar similarly exists on the cusp of turmoil creating a dreamlike sound with an undercurrent of untamed noise.
Urban Hotness: ROBBY VEE IS TWEAKING HIS RYTHM WITH TWO NEW RELEASES
Robby Vee is back in the game with a two-song release. His voice is shinning particularly bright and the tunes are finely accompanying his style.
“Good Morning” is the go-to track you will want to have on repeat at any time of the day. He ties together good values, vibes, and feels for his fans
“A Forever Kind of Love” packs all the love and emotions that a song can. His voice is truly the center stage as it perfectly caresses galloping rhythms and booming tunes.
The guitar is exquisitely persistent on both tracks as it creates a dreamlike quality with a hint of creamy soundscapes.
Records On Repeat: Rock-N-Roll Legend Robby Vee Surprises Fans With Two New Singles “Good Morning” And “A Forever Kind Of Love”
A prominent artist in the music industry, Robby Vee dropped two new singles titled “Good Morning” and “A Forever Kind Of Love,” providing his listeners with yet another opportunity to vibe to his legendary music. Named after his father Bobby Vee, the icon of the genre, Robby Vee constantly keeps his audience entertained and excited about his new projects.
The single “Good Morning” is a brilliantly- produced country song that will definitely take you back to your roots and make you feel homesick for a moment. If you are currently looking for a nostalgic anthem, this track is what you have been waiting for! The sound of the guitar and the sweet and calm voice of the artist create the perfect soundtrack for a ride back home!
The second song that Vee blessed his listeners with titled “A Forever Kind Of Love” is all about the artist’s legendary voice! A guitar playing in the background, this song is a love story that anyone can relate to. Creating an atmosphere full of romance and passion, the singer gives the listener a chance to free their emotions and express their deepest feelings and fantasies.
These two singles are a flawless example of a mixture of vocal abilities, instrumentation, and an exceptional gift to share a relatable story in the most sincere and honest way possible.
September 1, 2021
Late Night Stereo: Robby Vee Is On A Roll With Two New Releases
BY: NADIA SIERRA
Robby Vee is jumping back into the music scene with a new pair of tracks. His famous vocals are truly bringing in the charm and wit through each note. His style has always been accompanied through the rock and roll scene, giving him quite the recognition among its fans.
He followed in the footsteps of his father, Bobby Vee, also a singer.
“Good Morning” is the perfect start to get you on the Robby Vee train. With good vibe vocals, sunny lyrics, and upbeat tunes, the song is pushing his sound through the boundaries.
“A Forever Kind of Love” is a different approach to Robby Vee’s character. It invites love and happy rhythms to bolster unique vocals and relatable lyrics.
September 14, 2021
Rock Era Magazine: A Forever Kind of Love by Robby Vee
BY MENA EZZAT
It’s really a marvellous journey Robby will take you over there back in the 50s and ’60s. First, you should know that he learned from, and shared credits and stages with the best, from James Burton to Carl Perkins, Bo Diddley, Albert Lee, Little Richard, the Everly Brothers, Sir Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Dion, The Righteous Brothers, Buddy Holly’s Crickets, Dick Clark and his ‘Caravan of Stars Rock ‘N’ Roll Show’, his father, 60’s pop-rocker Bobby Vee and many more. ‘A Forever Kind of Love’ is one of the most smoothy songs that you will listen to recently. There’s no doubt that his voice was one of the main factors to like this tune, but also, I loved the vintage guitar tone which provided a warm tone for the whole track. I won’t forget the strings that added to the song arrangement in which was a great addition indeed. Now, it’s the time to feel the beauty below and take you on a journey with time, 5 decades ago! Enjoy!
Filthy Bangers: Robby Vee Makes A Breakthrough With New Release
Robby Vee is right back on the saddle with new hit tracks. The voice of many hit tracks is at it one more time for a new scorcher. His tracks fuse spectral country production with smooth vocals and brass celebrations, reflective and warm with emotions. Filled with the kind of romantic knowledge that will have you head over heels, his new song “A Forever Kind of Love” is all you need to hear.
The singer-songwriter, Robby Vee, has been releasing his sound while building up a following in the indie country scenes. His melodies are sweet and simple, using a synth or an acoustic guitar in the mix to invite the listener in.
The latest single, “A Forever Kind of Love,” is one of the more honest songs for the artist. It blends in unique instrumentation, as Robby Vee harmonizes and layers guitars. Even without the woodwind and twang, it’s a perfect example of Robby Vee’s ability to create a new environment without overwhelming the great idea at its core.
Hit Music TV: Robby Vee Demands Your Attention With New Release
Experimental country artist, Robby Vee, has applied his talents once more for a new release. He utilizes luxuriant textures and some melodics, for a bold step into the unknown. Though prolific in his output, “A Forever Kind of Love” is a perfect entry point to his work.
At its best, Robby Vee’s material takes the everyday and elevates it into something greater than the sum of its parts. The use of simple strings provokes an affection that feels welcoming, pulling you in and providing something that feels safe to focus on.
September 8, 2021
Mixtape Mixup: Robby Vee Is A Mellow Tune Enhancer
Innovative country sound, Robby Vee, has a new song out and about for fans of many genres. It is a mellow tune set for an afternoon of relaxation. Titled “A Forever Kind of Love,” the artist packs a punch with his new sound and relaxed lyrics.
He employs lush arrangements and melodic vocals to tie the piece together. The new track is the perfect representation of his vivid voice and musicality.
Robby Vee’s element captures beauty in the unknown as he delivers hard-hitting lyrics with soft spewing tunes. The guitar strings provoke a passionate factor to the song, resonating with his fans.
August 24, 2021
Real Street Radio: Robby Vee Is The New Hype With His Releases
MUSIC NEWS by Roland Mccann
Robby Vee is back on track with perfectly designed sounds and undeniably contagious lyrics.
First off is the amazing vocal performance titled “Good Morning.” The track has Robby Vee reconnoiter through soothingly mesmerizing elements. It offers the perfect ability to channel deep feelings with seductive rhythms that fuse with sultry tunes.
Moving on to “A Forever Kind of Love,” Robby Vee possesses a sort of sound that ushers him into a magnificent era. With heightened passion, tempo, and raw emotion that allows its listeners to traverse into their emotions.Robby Vee Is The New Hype With His Releases
Pop Dose Magazine: Robby Vee’s Bending Genres With New Releases
Robby Vee is back with roaring sounds and contagious lyrics.
“Good Morning” sees Robby Vee explore hypnotic elements, channeling rhythms that fuse with modular signals.
“A Forever Kind of Love” boasts increased intensity, tempo, and stripped-back rawness that offers a perfectly tuned track.
August 25, 2021
Dance Hits UK: Robby Vee On Two New Releases
Robby Vee returns with two new hit tracks.
“Good Morning” is pushing cool, moody punches of fuzzy guitar and stalking, galloping rhythms, along with blaring vocals. It boasts a somewhat slow and spacey pop tune awash in ambient synths.
“A Forever Kind of Love” sets the sensual scene while the direct lyrics are almost cheeky in their charming simplicity. The track sits at a transforming intersection of a woozy stumbler into a spastic and propulsive smooth rhythm. Teeming with enthusiasm as Robby Vee’s vocals scamper wildly over raw performance.
August 25, 2021
Yack Magazine: New Music – Robby Vee ‘Good Morning’
Words by Matt Miles
It can be very difficult and humbling to follow in the footsteps of a famous father. Robby Vee has carved out an incredibly impressive career carrying on in the honest and thoughtful rock and roll stylings of Bobby Vee. It’s a discography that only serves to improve and further the legacy of the Vee family.
‘Good Morning‘ begins with the tuneful twang that Robby Vee has become famous for. The guitar sings and throughout the track it provides a beautiful and emotive core that works wonderfully pumping blood at the heart of the song.
The guitar is joined by the soulful crooning of Robby Vee and his crisp warm vocals. The song is one of hope and positivity and this is expertly matched in the inflections and careful placement of each melody.
The lyrics themselves are honest, open, and easily understood. Like all good country it speaks straight from the heart and doesn’t spend too much time or energy hiding behind metaphor or simile, instead it lays out its message in language we can all understand, feel, and relate to.
It’s a song that looks to provide a friendly smile and a cosy shoulder to relax into. While retaining a sense of realism it admits that life can be hard sometimes, but instead of dwelling in it, it encourages the listener to step into the brighter feelings.
The instrumentation is much more complex and layered than just the beautiful guitar work of Robby Vee himself. There are whirlwind flourishes of fiddles, sumptuous bass lines, and energetic drums. Robby Vee music on record is a thing of beauty, with gorgeous production and an amazing sound, but you can always hear the full live band and stage show lurking underneath.
This is an amazing musician who is famous for absolutely bringing the house down live. Robby Vee is a wickedly talented song writer but it’s the stage where he truly calls home. We’re very much looking forward to the next tour of Robby Vee and His Rock’n’Roll Caravan.
Head over to the official Robby Vee website to stay up to date with new releases and tour dates.
August 16, 2021
House Music Hits: Robby Vee Is The Voice Behind Two New Tracks
Robby Vee has been a well-known name in the rock and roll scene. His sound is drenched in old-school vibes, thumping bassline, and high and bright, swinging tunes.
His new track “Good Morning” brings an element of euphoria as the track breaks down, giving you a moment to breathe. Listen to “Good Morning” below.
Hit Music TV: Robby Vee’s New Tracks Are Binding
Robby Vee is just climbing up the rock and roll ladder. His sound is immersed in old-school good feel vibes, pounding guitar riffs, and powerful swaying tunes.
“Good Morning” is his freshest release brining in a new erra of his sound and an obsessive element.
“A Forever Kind of Love” is an effortless and easy listen thanks to the high production value and Robby Vee’s velvety-smooth vocals.
August 17, 2021
This Song Is So Sick: Bobby Vee’s Son, Neo-Rockabilly Crooner Robby Vee Releases “A Forever Kind Of Love” & “Good Morning”
Bobby Vee’s own son, the rockabilly crooner Robby Vee, is back with top-notch music; the singles
“A Forever Kind of Love” and “Good Morning.” For Robby, music flows in his blood, but that doesn’t stop the well-known artist to constantly push his boundaries in terms of imagination and sound, with these two new releases being the latest example of his dedication to his art.
“A Forever Kind Of Love” is a beautiful ballad that sees Robb Vee deliver an exceptional performance, supported by an ethereal violin line that does wonders in taking us back to an era where everything seemed possible. On the other hand, “Good Morning” is a fresh and uplifting song that encourages us all to see “the sunny side of life.”
August 17, 2021
New Hit Singles: ROBBY VEE HAS A DOUBLE SLAMMER
Robby Vee, or The Prince Of Twang to most, is an all-time favorite in the rock and roll scene.
Once again, the artist has taken center stage once more for two more releases, titled “Good Morning” and “A Forever Kind of Love.” Both tracks promote a somewhat sunny, good-vibe feel, as Robby Vee covers the grounds with his mesmerizing vocals.
The artist has been spewing off interesting single and records for years, making sure to get his name across. The crowd.
Listen to Robby Vee on Spotify.
August 9, 2021
Vents Magazine: Robby Vee Growing Buzz on the Rock Scene
Singer-songwriter Robby Vee, the son of the very famous Bobby Vee has graced listeners with two new releases “Good Morning” and “A Forever Kind of Love,” each unique in its own way. No shocker, though!
“The Prince Of Twang,” aka Robby has been performing on stages for years already. He has shared the stage with icons like Albert Lee, Little Richard, and Dion.
“A Forever Kind Of Love” is a sun-drenched track, while “Good Morning” is a pure country piece. If you’re a fan of rock and roll, then you came to the right place. Make sure to check out “Good Morning,” and “A Forever Kind of Love”.
House Of Shakes: Robby Vee Is The One To Hear
Robby Vee, also known as The Prince Of Twang, is a determined artist doubling on his charm. His two recent releases “Good Morning” and “A Forever Kind of Love,” are the perfect type of soundscape to introduce newcomers to Robby Vee.
After many releases throughout the years, Robby Vee has become a household name across many genres.
Listen to Robby Vee on Spotify.
Pop IT Records: Robby Vee Releases Two New Rock ’N’ Roll Gems
Robby Vee, a rock-n-roll icon, has released two new hits ‘Good Morning’ and ‘A Forever Kind of Love’. To whoever said rock and roll is dead, we got news for you, it ain’t. Robby Vee, also known as The Prince Of Twang, is certainly keeping the legacy alive.
Just like a time machine, ‘A Forever Kind of Love’ will transport you to the golden era of rock-n-roll. Robby Vee’s warm voice and exhilarating guitar riffs make it the perfect romantic ballad.
Listen to 'A Forever Kind of Love’ below.
Records On Repeat: Robby Vee Releases Two New Tracks
Robby Vee, also known as “The Prince Of Twang,” has released two new tracks. Titled “Good Morning” and “A Forever Kind of Love,” the two tracks perfectly depict his talents and skills as an artist.
Robert Velline is a rock-n-roll fable and a veteran in the industry. His knack to create feel-good tunes has made him a staple across many playlists.
The track “Good Morning” has the best country vibe to it, which will surely make you homesick. The second track, “A Forever Kind Of Love,” is for the lovebirds out there. Robby Vee spews the perfect lyrics across outstanding tunes. His unique style is helping him set his name in the industry and create perfectly composed soundscapes.
Robby has an unparalleled ability to combine various elements through a sublime collection of tracks.
Pop Spotlight UK: Robby Vee Drops Two New Tracks
The artist with many names, Robby Vee, is back at it with yet another release to wow fans. His two new tracks titled “Good Morning” and “A Forever Kind of Love” are boosting his name in the scene as he emerges into a new aura. The Prince Of Twang perfectly displays his talents and vocals on these two releases and manages to swing back and forth between the genres.
Robert Velline was named after his father, Bobby Vee, and their musical prowess is definitely one that catches attention. He is a rock-n-roll legend and veteran swerving the crowds with the perfect combination of tracks.
The track “Good Morning” offers the best country vibe that can take you on a long road trip through the idyllic scenery. The song is an exquisite rendition of his skills and the perfect outlet for listeners to enjoy his raw and emotional vocals. The second track, “A Forever Kind Of Love,” is a sure-fire hit for the summer. The song spews love vibes and sets you in a perfectly relaxed scene. His lyrics are contagious, and his tunes are infectious; Robby Vee is quickly rising his way to the top of many playlists.
His unique style and perfectly composed soundscapes have garnered him with the right tool to blend various elements through his collection of tracks.
Vibe My Life: Robby Vee Releases The Exquisite Singles “A Forever Kind Of Love” & “Good Morning”
Robby Vee, the Rockabilly Hall of Fame inductee and son of legendary Bobby Vee, is back with two new singles; “A Forever Kind of Love” and “Good Morning.” As usual with Robby, the music is exquisite and the lyrics on point.
He has been performing on the biggest stages across the globe for some time now, modernizing the timeless genre of rock n’ roll and rockabilly with a clear vision. He has learned from and shared stages with the iconic musicians including James Burton to Carl Perkins, Bo Diddley, Albert Lee, Little Richard, the Everly Brothers, Sir Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Dion, The Righteous Brothers, Buddy Holly’s Crickets, Dick Clark and his ‘Caravan of Stars Rock ‘N’ Roll Show’, his father, 60’s pop rocker Bobby Vee and many more.
Bridging gaps between generations through an approach described as linking “the roots of Rock n Roll to the new sounds of Americana music of today,” Robby Vee’s two new singles are perfectly aligned with that purpose, blending elements from different eras and yet offering an utterly modern feel. If you haven’t yet, make sure to stream these two new sonic gems by this incredibly talented human soul.
August 4, 2021
Fist Pumpers: New Robby Vee Release
August 3, 2021
Indie Land UK: Keep Your Eyes Out For Robby Vee
The Prince Of Twang, Robby Vee, has decided to double slam the musical world with tracks. He recently released two new wonders to add to his rap sheet; “Good Morning” and “A Forever Kind of Love.”
His swerve between many genres has rendered him quite the name in the industry. Both tracks boast a serene feel of good tunes that are perfect to pop for any occasion.
Robby Vee is a rock-n-roll veteran spewing off hot beats and lyrics.
New Noise: News: Robby Vee, Bringing Unique Style to Rock ‘n’ Roll
AUTHOR Keegan Williams
Robby Vee, sometimes called the “Prince Of Twang,” is known for his unique style of rock ‘n’ roll music, now recognized by both the American and Canadian Rockabilly Hall of Fames, along with the IRRMA for an Iowa Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame nomination.
Vee has learned from, and shared stages and stages with, some of the best in the industry, including but not limited to: James Burton, Carl Perkins, Bo Diddley, Albert Lee, Little Richard, the Everly Brothers, Sir Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Dion, The Righteous Brothers, Buddy Holly’s Crickets, Dick Clark, and his father, ’60s pop-rocker Bobby Vee.
Claude Hall, radio-TV editor of Billboard Magazine said of Vee, “If this guy had been around during the era of Elvia, he would have given Elvis a run for his money.”
August 3 2021
ImPlurnt: Robby Vee Wishes Everyone A “Good Morning” And To Experience “A Forever Kind Of Love” At Least Once In A Lifetime
Robby Vee wishes everyone a “Good Morning” and “A Forever Kind Of Love,” the titles of his two new singles available on all major digital platforms. Born Robert Velline and named after his iconic father Bobby Vee, is also a Rockabilly Hall of Fame inductee who has shared the stage with Sir Paul McCartney who praised him saying, “This guy could play on any stage,” and Eric Clapton among many other prodigious musicians.
Robby Vee was mentioned by Claude Hall, the well-known radio-TV editor of Billboard magazine. Hall says: “If this guy had been around during the era of Elvis, he would have given Elvis a run for his money.”
“Good Morning” and “A Forever Kind Of Love” are two records honoring the tradition started by his late father, with a twist of modernity proving Robby Vee is totally in tune with the times.
Premiere: Robby Vee Releases Two New Invigorating Songs: “Good Morning” and “A Forever Kind Of Love”
Published By : Lora Lewis
Robby Vee goes by many names— “The Prince Of Twang” to start with—but to his fans, he is Robby Vee. Robert Velline is a rock-n-roll legend and a veteran in the industry.
He is known to deliver good time tunes for any occasion, making him a go-to artist across many playlists. He is named after his father Bobby Vee, another all-time favorite in the scene.
The artist takes to his guitar and lyrics to deliver hard-hitting tracks and relatable songs. He was recognized by the American & Canadian Rockabilly Hall of Fame. In 2019, Vee was acknowledged by the IRRMA for an Iowa Rock n Roll Hall of Fame Nomination. With so many praises to his career, Robby Vee is sure to deliver joints that do not fail.
His latest track “Good Morning” has the perfect country feel to it, that will surely make you homesick as you go. His unique style and sound have him spilling verses over perfectly meshed soundscapes to create masterpieces. The track starts off with superb guitar riffs before Robby Vee graces fans with his smooth sailing vocals. The lyrics are as sweet as they can be, and Robby is truly singing his heart out on this one.
Additionally, Robby Vee dropped yet another hit titled “A Forever Kind of Love.” Spilling lyrics about love, Robby is overflowing with perfect romance vibes. The soundscape has a retro feeling to it, as it takes you on an undeniable adventure packed with passion. His vocals are truly shining on this one, setting a new image and character to the artist.
Both songs are definitely feel-good tracks packed with positive energy and vibes, perfect for a pick me up. The tunes do not overpower his sound and you can perfectly hear his aura oozing out of each and every word.
Robby has an unparalleled knack to mix various elements and delivers sublime tracks for his fans.
May 20, 2019
2019 IRRMA- Iowa Rock n Roll Hall of Fame Nomination
ROBBY VEE 2019 Iowa Rock n Roll Hall of Fame Nomination.
March 29, 2019
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May 20, 2019
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May 01, 2019
MIAMI MUSIC BUZZ: Robby Vee – Double Spin
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Robby Vee – Double Spin
Home to eleven mesmerizing tracks, Double Spin is the latest creation by Robby Vee, who is no less than the son of Rockabilly legend Bobby Vee, one of the greatest american musicians of all time. The heritage has surely passed on to the next generation as Robby Vee’s sound undoubtedly reminds us of his father’s, and yet has its own components; a mix of contemporary sounds paired with the delivery of a wide range of emotions. Created in collaboration with Andrew Hall for some of the tracks on this record, Double Spin will surely gain a deserved success due to Robby Vee’s continued music development as an artist, who seeks to build and innovate based on the solid foundation of a pure rockabilly sound.
May 01, 2019
RECORDS ON REPEAT: Robby Vee At His Best In New Album Double Spin
Robbe Vee’s new album Double Spin definitely gives it a run for its money, with each song crafted meticulously with a striking detail-oriented approach, something we won’t even notice when listening to the record, so much it takes us through a dynamic and fun musical journey.
His natural talent makes it seem so easy and flowing, like in the dynamic “Monsoon Sunset”, one of our many favourite tracks from Double Spin. Dispatching an infectious rhythm perfectly complementing Robby Vee’s inventive and highly mastered vocals, this album is one of his most polished so far, which proves that even greatly skilled musicians always find the ambition to improve and deliver greater works every single time. No matter how you listen to this album, in one shot without interruption or shuffling through, Robby Vee’s magnetic aura will make you come back to it time and time again.
April 30, 2019
VIBE MY LIFE: Robby Vee | Double Spin
In his latest release entitled Double Spin, Robert Velline, better known as Robby Vee, distributes a sonic tornado of exciting melodies that crush us with their beauty in almost every song of the album. The great quality of the music isn’t isolated to this fact alone in the eleven tracks that make up Robby Vee’s new album, and we can easily say that Double Spin delivers one of the most unforgettable grooves we’ve heard in a while.
Have a listen to Robby Vee’s latest creation and witness him and his band at their peak performance levels, encapsulating everything we love about music, without forgetting Vee’s exquisite and immaculate voice.
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April 30, 2019
COAST 2 COAST MUSIC: Album Review | ROBBY VEE – Double Spin
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There’s no need for debate; disciple and son of Bobby Vee, Robby Vee makes it impossible not to groove to his latest release, an 11-track album entitled Double Spin. Including some vividly produced harmonies and explosive tempos, this record is steeped in the Rockabilly tradition yet completely finds its place in modern music. This tour de force is possible thanks to Robby Vee’s signature sound, a blend of multiple genres into experimental pieces, a complete reflection of his state of mind and approach to music.
The cinematic singer-songwriter spins some subtle crooning in some of the songs, bringing an interestingly designed equilibrium to the record.
With Double Spin, Robby Vee has convinced us that his music won’t be going out of style anytime soon, a rare occurrence in our ever-changing modern cultural landscape.
April 26, 2019
LATE NIGHT STEREO: Robby Vee – Double Spin
Rockabilly artist Robby Vee, son of legend Bobby Vee, continues his musical journey in style, spreading his vision throughout Double Spin, his latest creation, an album that will take listeners both in the past and the future. This difficult challenge is met thanks to Robby Vee’s unique abilities to mix some of the greatest traditional rockabilly, blues, and country sounds with a personal modern touch that bridges between generations and creates a romantic, poetic, and exciting atmosphere to make this album extremely appealing and fun. His effortless vocal mastery and beautiful tracklist will surely seduce even the most skeptical of audiences.
April 25, 2019
JUST BANGERS: Robby Vee Releases Charming Album – Double Spin
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Old school Rockabilly meets contemporary rock crooning in Robby Vee’s all-new album entitled Double Spin, setting the stage for a resounding success in 2019 for the skilled musician and singer.
Featuring a couple of blustery ballads and a few swing beat-driven tunes that are certain to make even the laziest of listeners hit the dancefloor, this full album fleshes out some of the understated rockabilly, blues, and bop influences in Robby Vee’s sound, and further exploits his unique melodicism for everything that it’s worth. A must listen!
April 24, 2019
MINIMAL SOUNDS UK: Robby Vee Skillfully Perpetuates Family Heritage With Double Spin
Written by Robert Elston
Rockabilly Hall Of Fame Inductee Robby Vee is back with an epic album entitled Double Spin, home to eleven skillful track set to enchant music lovers from around the world. He always had a guitar nearby when growing up, and this fact truly makes sense when listening to any of the songs on the album, as the music rolls so smoothly and seemingly effortlessly.
Double Spin includes some pieces resulting from a collaboration between Robby Vee and writer and poet Andrew Hall, while the rest of the songs come from the contribution of Robby Vee’s late father, legendary artist Bobby Vee, who’s always been very close with his children.
Having shared stages with some of the most prestigious names in the industry including Eric Clapton and Sir Paul McCartney just to name a few, Robby Vee is entering a new phase with the release of this album, another great effort in the already impressive career of the neo-rockabilly artist.
April 22, 2019
URBAN HOTNESS: ROBBY VEE – DOUBLE SPIN
Neo-Rockabilly artist Robby Vee just delivered an outstanding album entitled Double Spin. Not limiting himself to one genre, Robby Vee dances from rock to blues, from jazz to country, and everything in-between. A compelling fusion to be enjoyed by the masses while still appealing to the lovers of the genre.
The strength emanating from this album partly created in collaboration with writer and poet Andrew Hall is truly contagious, and drive its roots from the legendary rockabilly tradition started by Robby Vee’s late father (legendary musician Bobby Vee), truly inspiring, and addressed to all. The collection of eleven songs is loaded with emotions and fun, and no doubt about it, it will touch the heart of listeners across the globe. It is also a display of sincerity, quite rare nowadays, where the artist shares his doubts and exposes his truest self, in its rawest version, with us.
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April 16, 2019
FILTHY BANGERS: ROBBY VEE Releases Impressive Rockabilly Album – Double Spin
Great men make great children. Bobby Vee’s own son, Robby Vee, powerfully follows on his family heritage to release his latest album entitled Double Spin. Including eleven exciting tracks, Double Spin was created in part with the collaboration of writer and poet Andrew Hall, and in part with Bobby Vee, Robby Vee’s late father. “Monsoon Sunset”, “Blue Moon Blues”, or “Dashboard Jesus” are some of the gems found in this album but frankly, every track of the record is worth a listen, to witness Robby’s dazzling technique and detail oriented approach when it comes to his eternal passion, music.
April 15, 2019
POP DOSE MAGAZINE: ROBBY VEE - Double Spin
Singer-songwriter Robert Velline, also known as Robby Vee, has collaborated with writer and poet Andrew Hall as well as with his late father, legendary artist Bobby Vee, to release yet another great effort, an album entitled Double Spin.
Double Spin is an ode to Rockabilly, a playful and romantic album that will take listeners back in time to a place of bliss and wonder, where all problems are forgotten for a moment. The words and the music form together as you press play, and the fusion between the old and the new is done magnificently by the one and only Robby Vee. Vee offers a tender and seductive act in this record; both vocally and through the lyrics, full of poetic gems. Double Spin is set to be enjoyed by all music lovers while also appealing to the genre’s connoisseurs.
April 11, 2019
HIT MUSC NEWS: Double Spin – A Hugely Captivating Comeback By Robby Vee
Robby Vee recently announced the release of his latest album DOUBLE SPIN, that’s both catchy and moody. From the sparky, almost Arctic Monkeys-esque ‘Tucson Girl’ to the danceable, ‘Buzz’, Robby experiments but never gets carried away. With his eclectic vocals and distinct gravelly tones, things are kept cohesive.
Elsewhere there’s a simplicity to ‘Blue Moon Blue’ that drives home a brain-tingling chorus, while ballad ‘Song of Songs’ changes the pace with an insistent, droning melody. Though similar atmospheric hum suits ‘Before Majesty,’ heightening its sombre lyrics, it all adds up to a monotony that drags down the record’s second half somewhat.
Fortunately, the closing act, ‘Wanna Dance’ clears things up and resolves the album nicely – in a collision of happy words and ringing guitars. It’s not without fault, but ‘Buzz’ is a hugely captivating start.
April 11, 2019
NEW HIT SINGLES: ROBBY VEE COMES THROUGH WITH HIS LATEST RELEASE – DOUBLE SPIN
As furious and ferocious as ever, Robby Vee is back for another two-step fest – bringing huge party vibes to ‘Double Spin’.
Robby Vee expands his horizons with this bold, endearingly scrappy new EP with 11 intense tracks, dragging the best elements of 20th Century classic rock into the modern world. Songs like the eclectic ‘Monsoon Sunset’ help them avoid generic pitfalls, while the likes of ‘Love Supreme’ and the title track maintain the fast pace and mosh-heavy impact most hardcore fans hunger for while showing off Robby’s creative palette.
Time to put on your dancing shoes on!
April 11, 2019
NUEVO CULTURE: ROBBY VEE MAKES A REMARKABLE COMEBACK WITH – DOUBLE SPIN
Robby Vee recently released his highly anticipated DOUBLE SPIN, where he showcased himself as an artist full of restraint, bringing fresh life and color to his well-thumbed catalog of old songs. The album gently sways, grooves and swings, but for the most part, it highlights Robby’s understated playing, focused restraint, and timeless cool.
He’s even more relaxed in his new material, albeit the tight rhythm section helps him explore each song’s possibilities to the full.
The 11 piece album explores the different aspects of classic rock with Robby‘s undeniable swag and upbeat creations. And while all of the songs are equally pleasing to our ears, the astute listener might at this point be tempted to hit the repeat button and return to the energetic opener, “Buzz” which gets the job done by making their spirit soar of happiness and hope!
April 10, 2019
POP IT RECORDS: LISTEN: NEW RELEASE BY ROBBY VEE – DOUBLE SPIN
POP IT RECORDS
LISTEN: NEW RELEASE BY ROBBY VEE – DOUBLE SPIN
Robby Vee recently came through with his highly anticipated new EP. Robby’s music, in particular, the eleven tracks on his latest EP release DOUBLE SPIN, percolates with unquestionable emotional authenticity and total command over the traditions fueling his musical style. These are artfully composed songs, but they are likewise uncompromising. Each track is written in a thoroughly realistic style with enough of a poetic flourish to sound remarkably fresh.
The influences in this EP are obvious, but they never manifest themselves in a heavy-handed way and it distinguishes the outfit from many of Robby’s contemporaries turning his attention to this sort of music. The production situates the rockstar’s strengths in such a way that his songwriting and playing, even when it has the lightest touch, has a visceral, physical quality. It’s a little wonder.
April 05, 2019
THE FADER: Robby Vee PREMEIRE Double Spin
Robby Vee recently announced the release of his latest album DOUBLE SPIN, featuring 11 songs.
April 05, 2019
IMPLURNT: Robby Vee Releases His Latest Effort Entitled Double Spin
Robby Vee returns with his most stylish collection of Neo-Rockabilly ballads and groovy anthems yet in new album Double Spin. In eleven hot tracks, including the dynamic “Buzz”, the powerful slow songs “Before Majesty” and “Monsoon Sunset”, and the swinging “Wanna Dance”, Robby Vee seduces us with striking ease in this musical prowess, one of his most well-rounded albums so far.
His incomparable vocal skills paired with a perfectly balanced choice and chronology of songs result in a phenomenal track-list, displaying Robby Vee’s agile and versatile artistry to the fullest.
Unlike a lot of other artists in the Rockabilly scene, he isn’t afraid of experimenting with sonic textures and soundscapes, and as a result, listeners will be treated to some of the most engaging material that Rockabilly has heard in quite some time.
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April 05, 2019
TRAP AHOLICS: Robby Vee, Son Of Legendary Artist Bobby Vee, Releases New Album Double Spin
Posted by Nina Kuparinen
Everybody knows a song from legendary artist Bobby Vee. His son, Robby Vee, who has skillfully perpetuated the legacy inherited from his father, just released his latest major effort entitled Double Spin. An album that covers the past, present, and future, Double Spin is an impressive body of work that will undoubtedly spark mass appreciation amongst music aficionados. In its own way, this album is a perfect blend of a myriad of musical genres, from rock’ n’ roll to bop and everything in between, meticulously executed by one of Rockabilly’s most dedicated artists, Robby Vee.
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April 04, 2019
GROOVY TRACKS: Robby Vee – Double Spin
Published By : Evette Sarah Johnson
Robby Vee has finally released his latest effort under the name Double Spin, an album home to eleven tracks. Son of Bobby Vee, Robby grew up in a musical environment since birth, which explains why music and Rockabilly flow in his blood. A Rockabilly Hall Of Fame inductee himself, Robby Vee collaborated with poet Andrew Hall to produce some of the tracks on this album, while the other songs are the result of a collaboration with his late father. Overall, the album is very fun to listen to, and blends to perfection the Rockabilly musical heritage with a modern musical approach, more commonly described as Neo-Rockabilly.
March 29, 2019
THIS SONG IS SO SICK: DOUBLE SPIN - PREMIERE
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Audiences have been anticipating Robby Vee’s next move. The Neo-Rockabilly artist, son of music legend Bobby Vee, finally delivered his latest effort entitled “Double Spin”, honouring the family tradition started by his late-father, and walking a fine line between creating new music while still having a foot rooted in authentic rock n roll’s nostalgia.
This album finds him at his sharpest and most dynamic, and while that’s not out of the ordinary for this experienced showman, he reveals himself even more than anything we’ve seen before throughout each song of the 11-track album.
Some of the songs featured in the album were created in collaboration with writer and poet Andrew Hall, and other tracks result from his father’s contribution as well as his own original music.
Double Spin is a sophisticated blend of country, rock ‘n’ roll, blues, jazz, and Bop, that Robby Vee mixes through his personal musical vision. The Rockabilly Hall Of Fame inductee who has shared stages with Eric Clapton, Paul Mccartney, and Bobby Vee just to name a few, stays loyal to the Rockabilly musical legacy, and displays the full spectrum of his talents with his ability to honor the past by building the future.
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March 29, 2019
DOUBLE SPIN- RELEASE March 29 available in all stores!
World Wide Release! The EP Collection.
December 01, 2018
NEW RELEASE "Vee Hall"
Neo-Rockabilly Artist Robby Vee teams up with Poet & Writer Andrew Hall for a collection of Songs titled “Vee Hall”.
Robby Vee comes from a big musical family many know for the musical genius of Bobby Vee. He carries on the family tradition as will his children. It was something I witnessed growing up down the block from the Vee’s. In the Vee house, there was always a guitar nearby. Music was in the very blood... And words also flowed in the artistry of The Vee’s through Bobby and Karen and their family.
My dad wrote a column for Billboard Magazine about radio and television, but music was his first love. He and Bobby shared a love of country music and our families often went camping together. Bobby would break out the acoustic guitar and serenade us into the night around the campfire. He always threw in my favorite: “Lollipop.”
Our fathers have recently passed on to the next realm but not before imbuing us with their love and passion for music and lyrics. Words can't do justice to the legacies our respective dads left us but still we try.... Robby through music and myself through words...
Robby reminds us that this work is in honor of and brought forth by the love of our parents but also our personal heart felt journey of us doing what we do...
We are artists trained by the best…
We pay tribute in our path.
“You can’t know where you are going unless you know where you have been.”
On Vee Hall…
Buzz is a celebration of life in the purest sense. Hallelujah!
Before Majesty brings us back to our childhood imagination. We are all purple dragons... We are warriors and sages and fools... All the archetypes are in us all.
Monsoon Sunset has the beauty of classic country songs ala Jimmy Webb and Glen Cambell... The music changes to meet the lyrical moods and the song delivers warmth and hope about weathering the storms of our lives.
Love Supreme celebrates the jazz that is love and the love that is jazz and all music for that matter.
Perfume is the essence of life.
We need a sense of everything or a scent... Darkness and light....Yin/ Yang... We must lose in order to gain perspective.
Song of Songs (Ballad of Old Souls) is a musical satire in the tone of Shakespeare's sonnet,
"My mistress eyes are nothing like the sun." The Bible is always a good place to go for inspiration, creativity, and diversity.
Robby, a fine lyricist in his own right, had to navigate around these words, into them, and through them to unravel their musical possibility. He crafted poems into songs. For many musicians the words come after the tune has formed. For Vee the challenge was to unpack the mystery and translate the magic into pure sound. From our conversations, I could tell that this process was a joy for the both of us.
For the poet... The job is relatively easy... Just spit the words out and let time do the rest. Sure... There are revisions and edits... But the musician has to sculpt the words to fit his or her voice... To sing well is difficult let alone to invent musical accompaniment.
I hope the songs move you to dance, to reflect, to hold your dear one close... And if you are a solitary traveller, hold yourself even closer....
"Music is eternal
The notes never go quiet
And if you are so inclined
Pick up your instrument
And play with us."
Robby continues to entertain, create and pass the family tradition down to his children. He will bring the twang with his Rock and Roll Caravan to the edge of the universe.
I work as a high school English Teacher turning the kids on to the power of words. Somewhere out there our fathers look down on us with a smile knowing that the music continues.
It is an honor and joy for both of us to collaborate together and bring you the grooves that have moved us.
- Andy Hall
(In loving memory of Bobby Vee & Claude Hall).
Other Music From Robby Vee:
Blue Moon Blue, Viva La Twang, Liquid Love, Bop, Early Years with the Vee's (Moon Dog House Party/ Crash Boom Bang It Out), Vee sings Vee (Robby & Bobby Vee) SINGLE: 'This Love'
More About Andrew Hall:
Andrew Hall grew up in a creative writing household. Born in Santa Monica, California in 1972, to Billboard Magazine Radio-TV Editor and Vox Jox columnist Claude Hall and freelance writer and publicist Barbara Hall. Andrew pursued music, writing songs, performing music and poetry in Las Vegas. He went on to earn a MFA degree in creative writing and pursued a career as a college professor and English teacher. He currently teaches high school in Las Vegas and is a well respected member of the Las Vegas poetry community as well as a veteran of numerous poetry slam teams.
More About Robby Vee:
“A Rock n Roll Original…”
Robby Vee "The Prince Of Twang” was born Robert Velline named after his father Bobby Vee. He is recognized by both the American and Canadian Rockabilly Hall of Fames and has been performing his unique style of Rock-n- Roll music for years on stages across the globe. Having been on tour with the legends and architects of rock-n-roll, Robby has learned from, and shared credits and stages with the best, from James Burton to Carl Perkins, Albert Lee, Little Richard, the Everly Brothers, Sir Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Dion, The Righteous Brothers, Buddy Holly’s Crickets, Dick Clark and his ‘Caravan of Stars Rock ‘N’ Roll Show’, his father, 60’s pop rocker Bobby Vee and many more. Robby is known for combining elements of his vast repertoire telling stories that bridge the generation gap from “the roots of Rock n Roll to the new sounds of Americana music of today”. As an Entertainer with many studio records to his name, countless guest artist credits, and a history of extensive touring, Vee has captured the attention of audiences and respected industry professionals both Nationally and Internationally. Claude Hall, radio-TV editor of Billboard magazine writes, “If this guy had been around during the era of Elvis, he would have given Elvis a run for his money."
June 05, 2016
Interview with Robby Vee, Media Involved Entertainment News (Taken from Interviews spanning 2015-2016)
How did you get your start in the business?
Growing up in a musical family, with my father being in the business… I was exposed at an early age to the legends and great business minds in rock-n-roll. I played music with my family and started doing shows with my father early on, but what started me on my path was a meeting with Record Producer Greg Ladanyi.
J.I. Allison, The Crickets original drummer and song writer invited my father and myself down to Nashville to work on a record titled ‘The Crickets & Their Buddies’ a compilation Tribute to ‘Buddy Holly & The Crickets’ featuring Eric clapton, Waylon Jennings, Phil Everly and many others. We cut the song ‘Blue Days Black Nights’ in JI’s studio…and producing the project was Record Producer Greg Ladanyi. Greg is best known for his work with The Eagles, Don Henley, Toto, Jackson Browne, Warren Zevon to name a few. They were looking for songs for the record, and greg asked me if I had any…I played a few for him and he in return asked me to come out to his studio in LA to record with him. His company signed me to 2 consecutive contracts which really started me on the path of making my style of records and finding my own way in the business.
What is Rockabilly Music?
Even though I’m a Rockabilly Hall of Fame member I’m not a purest in the sense, I use the term pretty loosely with my music. I think of Carl Perkins the way he describes it as, taking country, rock n roll, blues…jazz, Bop and mixing it all together in one pot until you get a style of music. I think all of my music comes from that traditional foundation. I like the freedom and that idea to be able to move in different stylistic directions blending it all together. I feel like my records are very much my own thing…I’m not like other artist. I kinda have my own slant on it all from songs I write to the way I approach what i do, though I’m influenced by many.
What are some of your first influences of Rock n Roll?
My father used to take me on tour with him at a very young age… It really exposed me to all the great legends in the business. A time that really sticks out, when I was very young we spent an entire Summer in Vegas with a ‘Dick Clark Caravan of the Stars Show’. I would go to the show with him every night and sit back stage watching Bo Diddley, The Shirelles and many others go on stage…the songs and performances really got into my blood and sparked a love for rock n roll. The great rock n roll package shows my father would put together with Del Shannon, Buddy Knox, Freddie Canon, Tommy Roe and many others became shows as I kid that I was exposed to, but later I became a supporting artist on those same shows along with backing most of them up as a member of the band.
When you talk about the Vee Family tradition of Rock n Roll…what does that mean to you?
I bring that back to my high school years growing up in the midwest. My family moved to the midwest from LA when I was in my teens. My parents started a rock n roll concert fund raiser for Cathedral High School in St Cloud MN that went on for 25 plus years raising money for the community. Dick Clark, Little Richard…all my Dads friends got involved. Family’s would come together with music and have an amazing evening. I learned from that family tradition most of what I do now, our family was instrumental in creating, booking, producing & preforming on those shows right down to the art on the cover of the concert booklets. From a business and musical stand point. I feel like I’m continuing that tradition of music and values in my own way, the igniting of positive spirit in a community.
When you go to a Robby Vee Show what can you expect?
It’s important for me to come on stage and introduce the audience to the musical tradition and legacy I grew up with…I’ve recorded so many records over the years, some as Robby Vee, some as The Vee’s and some as Bobby Vee & The Vee’s. It’s important for me to plug into my father Bobby Vee’s legacy…from his Hits to the familiar and most requested album cuts from my career and the Vee’s. I also like to celebrate the Rock n Roll era from the Surf Music and Twang to the familiar ‘toe tapping’ sing-alongs that engages the audience in just having a fun time. Rockabilly music gives me the freedom to play all sorts of traditional Americana music from Blue Grass, Swing to Country and straight up Rockin’ Blues Rockn Roll!!
Tells us about your latest Project.
I call it the Blue Period. Our most recent release is titled ‘Blue Moon Blue’. The single is ‘Blue Moon Blues’…we came together with the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America “Artist Raising Their Voice for Care” to help raise money and bring awareness to this great foundation. We put together T-Shirts with one of my paintings also featured in the record sleeve of Blue Moon Blue along with the Single with all proceeds going to the foundation. T-Shirts can be found at www.robbyvee.com and the music at Amazon or iTunes. The project is a bitter sweet project for me for a great cause. My father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2011 forcing him to retire his career. My involvement with AFA is me putting some positive into a tough situation. Blue Moon Blue much like the myth of new beginnings and letting go symbolized in a blue moon and Picasso’s blue period, this project has been very much all that for me. My Mother passed away the week it was released. The cut Tucson Girl from the record was a co-write between my father, my sister and myself. It’s the last song my father ever wrote. My co-writer Wayne Carson (You Were Always On My Mind, The Letter, Soul Deep), who co-wrote Blue Moon Blues, a mentor and a huge presence on all my records passed away the same week of the record being released…and last the co-producer and string arranger for the project James Carey passed away the week of our last recording session for the project. Just a huge amount of tragedy in a short amount of time…total life changing stuff. So, I guess this project is my career Blue Period though it hi lights the great production of Jeff Bjork and playing of Jeff and Bryan Williams including some of the great guest that contributed their talents, including a cameo by my daughter Alison along with Jamie Williams on vocals…the studio Vee-ettes. The project will always hold a introspective place for me much like the gospel influenced song Dashboard Jesus featured on the record.
June 20, 2016
Vee Sign's with Warner Chappell Latin America!
Media Invloved Blog News:
Robby Vee's Music Catalog, with Vee Entertainment/ Jan Cooper Publishing has signed with Warner Chappel Publishing Latin America. Vee is currently being distributed to; Kenya, Africa, Italy, Spain, All of Asia, Portugal, Germany, the UK, Australia, France and the USA.
March 01, 2016
Vee sings Vee NEW Release, featuring: Bobby & Robby Vee
Media Involved Blog News:
Robby explains his inspiration behind the 'Vee sings Vee' project... "Before my mother passed away in August of 2015, she suggested and produced a project with me now titled 'Vee sings Vee'. The idea was to put a record of songs together that my father and I wrote together or collaborated on together to be released as Singles over the course of a year. The first Single is called 'This Love', a song that was recorded for the "Crickets & Their Buddies" project but never made the record. Vee sings Vee is currently available in Download Only at iTunes & Amazon.com.
March 01, 2016
Twin Cities 2016 Auto Show! "Vee" for Victory over Alzheimer's. Mar 12-20
Bobby’s Vee’s Mustang will Appear at the 2016 Twin Cities Auto Show:
“Vee” for Victory over Alzheimer’s, 60’s Rock-n-Roll Idol Bobby Vee’s 1965 Ford Mustang will be featured at the 43rd Annual Twin Cities Auto Show’s ‘Classic Car Walk’, March 12-20, in the Minneapolis Convention Center. In 2011, Bobby Vee was diagnosed with Alzheimers and retired from performing. His Mustang and the Classic Car Walk is a unique and rare opportunity for him to reunite with the public and share a piece of his personal collection.
The teen idol launched his career with the Minneapolis recorded hit song ‘Suzie Baby’ on ‘Soma Records’ and went on to produce thirty- eight Top 100 hits from 1959 - 1970, including 7 Gold Records. He has appeared in four motion pictures and countless television programs and he has performed in numerous worldwide tours over his 50 year career. U.S. Billboard Magazine called Vee, “One of the top ten most consistent chart makers ever”, with hits such as ‘Devil or Angel’, ‘Rubber Ball’, ‘Take Good Care of My Baby’, ‘Run to Him’, ‘The Night Has a 1000 Eyes’, ‘Come back When You Grow Up Girl’ to name a few.
Bobby Vee’s Ford Mustang will be displayed in support of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. Bobby’s son, Robby Vee, also a recording artist, started the ‘Blue Moon Blue’ project in 2015 which included the release of his single ‘Blue Moon Blues’ for the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s Music Community “Artists Raising their Voice for Care”. Robby got involved in support of his father and to raise awareness for AFA www.alzfdn.org. The Classic Car Walk is an opportunity to share Bobby’s collector piece and to thank the public for all the support they have shown him.
Bobby Vee’s mustang will be on display every day of the Twin Cities Auto Show, March 12 – 20. Tickets can be purchased at twincitiesautoshow.com.
October 28, 2015
Senate Resolution Honoring Robby Vee
In 2015 Robby Vee was honored with a Senate Resolution for his life, art & legacy by the state of Minnesota and Senator Dan Sparks, Senator James Metzen, Senate Committee Chair Thomas Bakk and Secretary of the Senate JoAnne Zoff.
January 02, 2015
Rockabilly Hall of Fame Honor
Including a special "Father Son" Hall of Fame Recognition Award.
2015 Robby Vee was inducted into the “Rockabilly Hall of Fame” as well as being honored as a second generation artist. Vee is also a member of the Canadian Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
“This cat sure can play.” –Carl Perkins
Robby Vee Has been on tour with the legends and architects of rock-n-roll, Robby has learned from, and shared credits and stages with the best, from James Burton to Carl Perkins. As an entertainer with many studio records to his name, countless guest artist credits, and a history of extensive touring, Vee has captured the attention of audiences and respected industry professionals both Nationally and Internationally. Claude Hall, radio-TV editor of Billboard Magazine writes, “If this guy had been around during the era of Elvis, he would have given Elvis a run for his money." Vee's Americana style is deeply rooted in Rockabilly, he has stayed true to this style throughout his entire career. Notable projects: Blue Days Black Nights, (the Crickets and their Buddies), Down The Line (Bobby Vee & the Vee's), The Early Years with the Vee’s), Liquid Love, Bop & Viva La Twang! Blue Moon Blue EP, Vee sings Vee/This Love (Single).
February 22, 2015
Robby Vee joins Alzheimers Foundation of America AFA Artist Community
Robby Vee has joined the Alzheimers Foundation of America Music Community “Artists Raising Their Voices For Care”. Visit Alzheimers Foundation Of America: alzfdn.org, Artist Support for more info, touring and projects AFA related. In 2015 Robby Vee has several singles being released to raise money and awareness for the AFA Community. Vee's father Bobby Vee was diagnosed with the disease resulting in his 2011 retirement from the music industry. As an outlet Robby has joined forces with AFA to help both support his father and other families that have loved ones struggling with the Alzheimers disease. Support Robby's Blue Moon Blue Project with his 2015 release of the EP Blue Moon Blue. 100% of the proceeds from the single Blue Moon Blues will go to AFA for Alzheimers awareness.
Related News 7-29-2015
The Single: "Blue Moon Blues" from the EP Blue Moon Blue, released on the Blue Moon month of July in 2015 is a collection of 5 songs. Penned as the Blue Moon Blue Project to help bring awareness and inspire action to end Alzheimer's. In 2015 Vee joined the Alzheimer's of America Music Community “Artist Raising Their Voices For Care” to honor his father Bobby Vee who was diagnosed with the disease resulting in his 2011 retirement from the music industry. Robby is donating the proceeds from the single "Blue Moon Blues" to the Alzheimer's of America Foundation in this effort. Blue Moon Blues was co-written with the late legendary songwriter Wayne Carson (You Were Always On My Mind, The Letter) who passed away in 2015. Track 3, Tucson Girl is co-written with Robby's father Bobby Vee. It is the last song Vee wrote while still in the early stages of his disease.
Visit the Robby Vee Shop for products related to the Blue Moon Blue Project and raising money for Alzheimers awareness.
December 31, 2015
"Strings & Things" Debut
Robby Vee with the "Strings & Things" Rock-n-Roll Orchestra 2015 debut!
We will be featuring Strings & Things on select shows this year including our 2015 release now out with all new Vee music. Catch Robby with Strings & Things at the State Theater in Zumbrota MN, Valentines Concert!