PRESENTED BY LAYLA ANNA-LEE
Rob Sherman is a very tall young man who owns a lot of musical instruments, including a ukulele, mandolin, thumb piano and full size glockenspiel. He uses them (along with his trusty Takamine acoustic guitar) to write beautiful, intriguing contemporary folk music, influenced by the likes of Mumford and Sons, Johnny Flynn, Laura Marling and Damien Rice. His music often tells stories, and paints vivid pictures of scenes and events from history and literature, made all the more pleasing by lyrics which could easily be read alone as poetry. Philosopher Blues, for example, is imaginative, thoughtful and reflective, while Oh Empire! is nostalgic and stirring. What sets Rob apart from the swathes of folkish singer-songwriter types is his conviction and passion, as well as his pleasant baritone. Joined on record by fellow folk heroes Hollie Rogers and Rowan Fisk, Rob is set to release his debut EP in the near future, and it promises to be one of the most exciting folk records of the year.
New songs now online over at http://www.myspace.com/robshermanmusic
Tune in again tomorrow!