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 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.

Discography[edit]

Year Song Artist Album Role Chart Position
2014 Take It All Gorgon City Sirens Co-Writer -
Real Love Clean Bandit & Jess Glynne New Eyes Co-Writer UK 2, GER 2

References[edit]

  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.