Robin Taylor-Firth

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Robin Taylor-Firth is a British musician notable for performance, songwriting and production on various projects including Nightmares on Wax,[1] Olive,[2] Backyard Dog,[3] and BudNubac.[4]

His recording career began in the early 90s with a series of twelve-inch singles pressed by Dislocated Hip Records, under the artistic name 'On'. Picked up in 1993 by Warp Records' sub-label, Nucleus, Taylor-Firth began a relationship with Sheffield-based Warp Records which continues via his membership of Nightmares on Wax to the present day. Though less present in Nightmares on Wax of late, he was a major part of the earlier works, such as Smoker's Delight, Car Boot Soul and Mind Elevation, co producing and co-writing many of the themes. His individual keyboard style is also heavily represanted.

"You're Not Alone", which he co-wrote with Tim Kellett and recorded with the band Olive reached number one in the UK Singles Chart in 1997.[5] Backyard Dog were also notable for the commercial success of the song "Baddest Ruffest", which featured on the soundtrack of Ali G Indahouse, and also in Coca-Cola's 2002 World Cup UK advertising campaign. Taylor-Firth currently resides in Madrid, Spain.

Recently (2014), he signed a major new publishing deal with Sony Atv.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fleisher, Eddie (15 February 2009). "Nightmares on Wax". Cleveland Free Times (Cleveland Scene). Archived from the original on 6 October 2009. Retrieved 6 October 2009. 
  2. ^ "Olive: Like An Extra Virgin". MTV.com. MTV Networks. 25 September 1997. Archived from the original on 6 October 2009. Retrieved 6 October 2009. 
  3. ^ Simpson, Dave (6 July 2001). "Who the hell are...Backyard Dog". Guardian. Archived from the original on 6 October 2009. Retrieved 6 October 2009. 
  4. ^ Foley, Jack. "Budnubac – Que Se Yo". indie London. Archived from the original on 6 October 2009. Retrieved 6 October 2009. 
  5. ^ "Olive – You're Not Alone". www.theofficialcharts.com. Archived from the original on 6 October 2009. Retrieved 6 October 2009. 

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