Robbie Miller EP Launch: The Faster The Blood Slows
Amy McDonald | On 09, Dec 2015
Robbie Miller is a refreshingly talented young musician. His EP launch on Friday night at Black Bear Lodge (Fortitude Valley), not only showcased his own impressive vocals, but the talents of two budding musicians from Brisbaneâ€™s Music Industry College.
Millerâ€™s EP The Faster The Blood Slows came alive in the small venue with the crowd silenced from his first note.The Indigenous folk singer shares a similarity to fellow Australian Matt Corby with his smooth voice and sex appeal transfixing you, along with his cool stage presence. Â His strong vocals resonated through the audience, with equally chill inducing tender moments. Charismatic and relaxed, Miller bantered through his set, engaging the crowd with jokes and sweet introductions particularly for “Sunday”, a tune spent reminiscing about time spent with his grandmother.
Long time friend and producer Nathan Morrison joined the Brisbane local on stage; complementing Millerâ€™s vocal and guitar work, adding bass and percussion to bring a punchy dynamic to the performance. The two have been collaborating for seven years since studying music together at QUT. A formidable combination, it will be exciting to see what these two can continue to do together.
It topped off an exciting night for Brisbaneâ€™s music scene with openers Finley Miller and Asha Jefferies providing great entertainment for family, fans and early comers with some of their original tunes. Finley Miller showcased his indie folk sound, even starting a crowd sing-along with a cover of Fleetwood Macâ€™s Landslide.
Asha Jefferies, at just 16, showed what a powerhouse she has the potential to be. With an endearing stage presence, she contrasts her sweet demeanor with sassy lyrics full of passion. Moving effortlessly between guitar and keyboard, Asha showed why she is already drawing comparisons to the likes of Australian sweetheart Missy Higgins, singing with an eloquent Australian accent. With her honest and occasionally brutal lyrics livening up the crowd, Asha finished with a rousing sing a long of her track “Kiss My Ass”.
Robbie Miller handpicked the two youngsters to join him for the launch, continuing his support of local talent. Miller not only assists students at MIC, but also mentors young aboriginal musicians-Â â€œI believe that education is the key to living a fulfilled life, no matter what direction a person wants to take. There is also a huge education gap in Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians and I want to help enable kids to close that gap.â€
Evidently Robbie Miller is as impressive off stage as he is in front of the microphone. His EP The Faster the Blood Slows is available now on iTunes.
Feature image courtesy of Robbie Miller.