Robert Harvey (musician)

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Robert Harvey (born Kippax 21 May 1983) is a singer, musician, DJ and songwriter from England. He is currently part of Manchester collective The Six, which he co-founded with Rick Boardman in 2014. The Six were featured on the Gorgon City track "Take It All". Harvey also co-wrote the 2014 single "Real Love" by Clean Bandit & Jess Glynne, which peaked at 2 in the UK singles chart. Known for his work as singer with The Music, he co-wrote 2 top 10 albums and 4 top 20 singles between 2001-2011. The band toured internationally and were known for their live performances. More recently Harvey wrote and toured with The Streets as well as experimenting with Mike Skinner on The D.O.T.[1]

Music career[edit]

2001–2011: The Music[edit]

Harvey formed The Music with close friends Adam Nutter, Stuart Coleman and Phil Jordan in 2001. Their first single "Take the Long Road and Walk It" peaked at 14 in the UK singles chart which saw them perform live on Top Of The Pops.

The Music (2002)[edit]

The group's self-titled debut album was released on Hut Records and Capitol Records and peaked at number 4 in the UK album chart. It was Produced by Jim Abbiss. The album was known for its circular artwork by Rob and Nick Carter. Singles "Take the Long Road and Walk It" and "The Truth Is No Words" went top 20 in the UK singles chart. The band toured with, New Order, The Charlatans and Oasis as well as selling out Blackpool Empress Ballroom and London's Brixton Academy.

Welcome To The North (2004)[edit]

The band's second studio album peaked at 8 in the UK album chart and had two top 20 singles with "Freedom Fighters" and "Breakin'". The album was produced by Brendan O'Brien. They supported Coldplay, Incubus and U2 as well as sold out tours of their own in the UK, Japan and Australia.

Strength In Numbers (2008)[edit]

Strength In Numbers was The Music's final album and was released in 2008 on Polydor and peaked at 19 in UK album chart. Strength In Numbers was produced by Flood and Paul Hartnol.

2011: The Streets[edit]

Harvey wrote on 2 songs and performed on 3 from Computers and Blues. The album peaked at 8 in the UK album chart. Mike Skinner asked Harvey to join him on tour as the guitarist/singer which saw The Streets headline shows and festivals across the UK and Europe.

2012-2014: The D.O.T[edit]

The D.O.T saw Harvey and Mike Skinner experimenting with sound and video and saw the band travel to Japan for shows.[2]

2014: The Six[edit]

The Six are a Manchester collective brought together by Harvey and Rick Boardman (Delphic). The Six featured on "Take It All" by Gorgon City. Harvey co-wrote Real Love by Clean Bandit & Jess Glynne which peaked at number 2 in the UK singles chart and number 2 in Germany. Recently The Six have been in the studio with MNEK, Rudimental and Lily Allen. Late 2014 The Six supported Gorgon City on tour.


Songwriting and Production Credits[edit]

Title Year Artist(s) Album Credits Written with Produced with
"Going Through Hell"
(featuring Robert Harvey)
2011 The Streets Computers and Blues Featured artist/Co-writer Mike Skinner, Ted May -
(featuring Robert Harvey)
Mike Skinner -
"We Can Never Be Friends"
(featuring Robert Harvey)
Mike Skinner -
"Too Much Love" 2014 The Six Non-album single Primary artist/Co-writer/Producer Richard Boardman, Simon Aldred Richard Boardman, Pablo Bowman
"Take It All"
(featuring The Six)
Gorgon City Sirens Featured artist/Co-writer Kye Gibbon, Matthew Robson-Scott, Richard Boardman, Cleo Tighe, Daniel Boyle -
"Real Love"
(with Jess Glynne)
Clean Bandit New Eyes Producer - Clean Bandit, Richard Boardman, Pablo Bowman, Starsmith, Wez Clarke
"Unfinished Sympathy"
(featuring Jasmine Thompson)
2015 The Six Non-album single Primary artist/Producer - Richard Boardman, Pablo Bowman, Alex Adair
"Nothing in the World" Primary artist/Co-writer/Producer Richard Boardman, Matthew Cocksedge, Cleo Tighe Richard Boardman, Pablo Bowman
"I Will for Love"
(featuring Will Heard)
Rudimental We the Generation Co-writer Amir Izadkhah, Kesi Dryden, Piers Aggett, Leon "DJ Locksmith" Rolle, Richard Boardman, Pablo Bowman, Cleo Tighe, Daniel Boyle -
"(Don't Go) Running" The Six Non-album single Primary artist/Co-writer/Producer Richard Boardman, Cleo Tighe Richard Boardman, Pablo Bowman, Mark Ralph
"Love You Better"
(featuring Sabella)
2016 Anton Powers Co-writer Anton Powers, Scott Rosser, Philip Woodhead, Tonino Speciale, Karen Harding -
"Don't Say Love"
(featuring Rothchild)
2018 Felix Jaehn I Felix Jaehn, Bruce Fielder, Guenes Erquen -


  1. ^ "Mike Skinner shares The Streets farewell drink with fans". Newshub. 27 November 2011. Retrieved 4 April 2017.
  2. ^ "The Streets' Mike Skinner launches new project with The Music's Rob Harvey". NME. 23 October 2011. Retrieved 4 April 2017.