Coffee House Sessions continued last week with 17 year-old musician, Robbi McFaulds. Alexandra Griggs went down there to find out about Robbi’s inspirations and his experiences on the tour.
It is safe to say last week started on a high note with the sound of Robbi McFaulds graveled tone voice filling a crowded Dylan’s Bar at the Coffee House Sessions. I sat down with Robbi after his set, who, may I add, has a thick Scottish accent… swoon.
“I’m the youngest to be on the coffee house tour and it is pretty amazing to say that,” Robbi explained to me.
At just 17 years-old, this multi-skilled musician impressed with his ability to command the crowd and proved to be the perfect side to entertain Bournemouth students on a dreary Monday afternoon. Despite, the nine hour drive to Bournemouth, Robbi expressed his enthusiasm as this was not only the his first gig on the Coffee House Sessions Tour, but also his first performance outside of Scotland. It is safe to say Robbi didn’t disappoint and left with an enthralled audience.
Robbi states his “biggest influences in terms of music are probably Paolo Nutini and Ed Sheeran.” These influences were evident through Robbi’s strong songwriting capabilities, which he showcased when singing his new single ‘The Morning After’. With the upbeat tempo and catchy lyrics this alternative pop song created the perfect soundtrack for the week ahead.
So there was one final tune lingering on my mind as I concluded the interview, what can we expect from Robbi in the future: “Definitely another EP and hopefully an album, this year will be a great year”.
You can also watch Robbi McFaulds’ set below, filmed by JUMP TV.