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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

VISIT US ON SPOTIFY- Double Spin OVER 100,000 Spins!

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The wait is finally over! I’m thrilled to announce that my long awaited EP is finally out. You can click the link down below to get a glimpse of what I’ve been working on for the past year. 💿🙌🏻

https://open.spotify.com/album/0v0fCAymf8zl4gMpfGHZ8U

 

📀📀 Did you guys grab DOUBLE SPIN yet?  📀📀

https://robbyvee.fanlink.to/DoubleSpin

May 20, 2019

iHEART RADIO - Robby Vee DOUBLE SPIN on iHeart Radio

iHEART RADIO 

Robby Vee DOUBLE SPIN on iHeart Radio

Check Out Double Spin on iHeart Radio!

https://www.iheart.com/artist/robby-vee-30391000/albums/double-spin-70677517/

May 01, 2019

MIAMI MUSIC BUZZ: Robby Vee – Double Spin

MIAMI MUSIC BUZZ

Robby Vee – Double Spin

https://miamimusicbuzz.com/robby-vee-double-spin/

Posted on29/04/2019 by RonaldSabbatini

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

RECORDS ON REPEAT

Robby Vee At His Best In New Album Double Spin

https://www.recordsonrepeat.com/robby-vee-at-his-best-in-new-album-double-spin/

May 1, 2019

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

VIBE MY LIFE

Robby Vee | Double Spin

https://vibemylife.com/robby-vee-double-spin/

04/30/2019 by JuanPoffenberger

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.

Robbe Vee – Instagram

April 30, 2019

COAST 2 COAST MUSIC: Album Review | ROBBY VEE – Double Spin

COAST 2 COAST MUSIC

Album Review | ROBBY VEE – Double Spin

https://www.coast2coastsounds.com/music/album-review-robby-vee-double-spin/

Posted on by FANz

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

LATE NIGHT STEREO 

Robby Vee – Double Spin

https://www.latenightstereo.com/features/robby-vee-double-spin/

April 26, 2019 Fernando

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

JUST BANGERS

Robby Vee Releases Charming Album – Double Spin

https://justbangers.com/robby-vee-releases-charming-album-double-spin/

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

Minimal Sounds UK

Robby Vee Skillfully Perpetuates Family Heritage With Double Spin

https://minimalsounds.co.uk/robby-vee-skillfully-perpetuates-family-heritage-double-spin/

Written by Robert Elston

April 24, 2019

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

URBAN HOTNESS

ROBBY VEE – DOUBLE SPIN

https://urbanhotness.com/robby-vee-double-spin/

2019-04-22

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.

Keep Robby Vee on your radar!

Make sure to check out Double Spin down below:

April 16, 2019

FILTHY BANGERS: ROBBY VEE Releases Impressive Rockabilly Album – Double Spin

FILTHY BANGERS

ROBBY VEE Releases Impressive Rockabilly Album – Double Spin

https://www.filthybangers.com/robby-vee-releases-impressive-rockabilly-album-double-spin/

 

April 16, 2019 by ChristinaCarter

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

POP DOSE MAGAZINE

ROBBY VEE - Double Spin

https://popdosemagazine.co.uk/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

HIT MUSC NEWS

Double Spin – A Hugely Captivating Comeback By Robby Vee

https://www.hitmusic.tv/news/double-spin-hugely-captivating-comeback-robby-vee/

by Kai Fujiruma | Apr 11, 2019 | NEWS |

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

NEW HIT SINGLES 

ROBBY VEE COMES THROUGH WITH HIS LATEST RELEASE – DOUBLE SPIN

https://www.newhitsingles.com/robby-vee-comes-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

NUEVO CULTURE 

ROBBY VEE MAKES A REMARKABLE COMEBACK WITH – DOUBLE SPIN

https://www.nuevoculture.com/robby-vee-makes-a-remarkable-comeback-with-double-spin/?fbclid=IwAR367KCzXHsTNWOLYLRQQBOlzMAUjXmKKdyswjrnT6xuVhBjnJFeBzdB0MI

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

https://www.popitrecords.net/listen-new-release-by-robby-vee-double-spin/

April 10, 2019Lis Sinatra

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.

Enjoy Double Spin and show Robby some love on Instagram and Facebook.

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

IMPLURNT

Robby Vee Releases His Latest Effort Entitled Double Spin

https://implurnt.com/robby-vee-releases-latest-effort-entitled-double-spin/

April 5, 2019

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.

Follow Robby Vee on IG for more.

April 05, 2019

TRAP AHOLICS: Robby Vee, Son Of Legendary Artist Bobby Vee, Releases New Album Double Spin

TRAP AHOLICS

Robby Vee, Son Of Legendary Artist Bobby Vee, Releases New Album Double Spin

https://trap-a-holics.com/robby-vee-son-legendary-artist-bobby-vee-releases-new-album-double-spin/?fbclid=IwAR3FSK_QrTMP5ux2J8eIbfEcPL-6pMmGrpXHEm3utu-5bAOkoYzwfWf4VLM

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.

Robby Vee on IG

Double Spin on Spotify

April 04, 2019

GROOVY TRACKS: Robby Vee – Double Spin

GROOVY TRACKS 

Robby Vee – Double Spin

https://www.groovytracks.com/robby-vee-double-spin/?fbclid=IwAR1F98l2iD6RopvcqecC1l93FPDpNZbZr1zR3uX4fjN8rFW_fWNaoLYBzFU

Posted On : April 4, 2019 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

THIS SONG IS SO SICK

​PREMIERE: Robby Vee Releases Much Awaited Album – Double Spin

https://thissongissosick.com/premiere-robby-vee-releases-much-awaited-album-double-spin/

POSTED BY: BRIGLIADORRICHARDSON 03/29/2019

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. 

 

Follow Robby Vee on Instagram for the latest news, tour dates, and more. 

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)

Media Involved:

How did you get your start in the business?

Vee:

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.  

Media Involved:

What is Rockabilly Music?

Vee:

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.

Media Involved:

What are some of your first influences of Rock n Roll?

Vee:

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.

Media Involved:

When you talk about the Vee Family tradition of Rock n Roll…what does that mean to you?

Vee:

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.

Media Involved:

When you go to a Robby Vee Show what can you expect?

Vee:

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!!

Media Involved:

Tells us about your latest Project.

Vee:

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

Honors:

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

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!

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