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Robby Monroe - Interview

1. Tell us your stage name and where are you from?

My name is Robby Monroe and I’m from Philly/Bensalem

2. What made you start making music?

Writing was always a passion of mine. Short stories and poetry was so natural for me. I

also always loved music so marrying the two seemed only right. I thought of writing

short stories in music form and seen it as a way to express my own emotions and view-

points of the world.

3. Who are your influences in music?

My musical influences are broken down into sets of 4 which the first set are four singers I

see as complete artist and have tried and done every style and form of music to its

capacity. They are; Usher, Beyonce, Mariah Carey, and Prince.

4. What is your take on the independent artist scene right


I feel like it is the best time to chase your dreams in music. In years before, it was so hard

for people to even get one good sounding demo tape. Now you can create a whole EP or

Album with some music videos totally without a label. Streaming and distribution

companies really changed the game and so many new and unique artist are coming up

and out. Its great to be in such eclectic company.

5. As an artist who has to compete with thousands of others

for streams/plays, what makes your music worth people

clicking on?

I feel my music is worth a try because I am so versatile, uninhibited, and bold enough to

be an artist that doesn’t let trends or race define my music. I define my music. Genre

bending is natural not a front of an artist like me. If you don’t like all my music, I am for

sure you will like at least one song.

6. You have 1 person to thank, who would it be?

The Lord for giving me this gift and many more. I am not a trained singer but I always

had natural raw talent. For years I heard many say “your voice has potential” and it didn’t

hurt me but made me want to seek out help to make it strong and better. So that one day I

could become the vocalist I knew he blessed me to be.

7. What is your process for recording music?

Drinking some throat coat tea, doing some vocal exercise, and dressing for the song.

Many times I have went to the studio in relaxed outfits but songs that I know will be

singles, I like to dress for. Then get into that happy or sad mind set to really give a

performance behind the mic.

8. Any upcoming projects or singles fans should be getting

ready for this year?

The first song out now is called A Song Away From Me. This is a promo single since it’s

my first major time out. Following will be a string of singles leading to my first ever EP.

The next single is called Enough of You and it will be dropping in April.

9. What keeps you motivated and on path towards your

goals for music?

What keeps me motivated in music is me. Music is such a part of my being that half the

time when I’m working or waiting in line, I’m having whole albums play in my head. It’s

a constant party going on in my mind. More often now, its original music playing so the

drive I have to meet music goals drives itself. I am so fresh and hungry I can’t even tell

when I will be slowing down.

10. What impact do you want to have on the world?

The impact I want on the world is that being who you truly are, makes you a star. Always

strive for what you really want in life. Even if you’re a shy guy like I, you can still work

toward it. Write. Practice singing. Practicing being in front of close friends and family

and expressing yourself. And even if it isn’t music relate, work hard in that class and ask

them teachers all the questions you need. Even more so when you’re in college. You

paying for that so get all your money’s worth. Try many different classes and see what

really gets you excited. What class or subject really is a bright spot in your day and figure

out why it is. You can make a living off of doing just about anything so something you

love to do you can do and be a success in it. Personal success is better than a lifetime of


11. What's your best collaboration experience with another

artist or producer?

I can’t wait to do artist collaborations soon. But as for producers, I love the instrumental

side of music. I dabble in instruments but I know for sure what I like and what I can sing

on. So, showing references and going back and forth with sounds and ideas is so fun.

There are three producers on my upcoming EP and I had such amazing experiences with

them all. One is from Kanas, been working with him for some years now and he plays

actual instruments and that real music feel is always the best. Another producer is from

Australia and he has the international feel and approach to music that really makes me

feel like a star. He plays real instruments and uses the technology stuff and it blends so

well together. The final producer is new and we worked in the studio together. Working

face to face in a studio is other worldly. The energy you feel off of each other when

building a song and they hypeness you both get when its complete is just unmatched.

12. Who does all of your cover art or do you make your own?

I had a professional make my EP cover art, but for the singles I created them myself. I

loved editing things to create something visually new and connected to the music. I want

to tell the story of the song visually in any way possible.

13. Who makes most of your beats or production?

Using their artist names so others can check them out; Dubb Music,

SmokeSignalProductions and NoisySauce. The best and nicest producers to ever do it.

14. What can we expect next from you in 2022?

This is my debut era. The promo single is out now and the first leading single comes out

in April. Leading all the way throughout the year more diverse singles, lyric videos and

hopefully Live performances in the summer.

15. Link the fans to your Twitter & Instagram @ Below so

they can follow you!

@Rbeenhere4ever for Instagram

@Robbybeenhere for Twitter

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