Roo Panes

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Roo Panes
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Background information
Birth name Andrew Panes
Born (1988-06-08) 8 June 1988 (age 29)
Wimborne, Dorset, England
Genres Folk
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments 12 strings guitar
Years active 2012-present
Labels CRC Music Group Ltd

Andrew "Roo" Panes (born in Wimborne, Dorset, England 8 June 1988) is an English singer-songwriter. He has released three EPs: Once (2012), Weight of Your World (2012), and Land of the Living (2013). His début LP Little Giant was released in Autumn 2014, with the leading single "Tiger Striped Sky" previously released on 23 June 2014. His follow-up album Paperweights came in 2016. Panes plays a 12-string acoustic guitar. Introspective lyrics and a band of string-players contribute to a genre of classical folk music.[1]

Pains gained a wide audience in 2012 after participating in a campaign for Burberry as he joined actress Gabriella Wilde as Burberry label's new campaign star.[2]. The contract also included recording music for Burberry Acoustic and modelling.

Panes received the nickname 'Roo' after falling into a river as a child. It was also a homage to a Winnie-the-Pooh character who met a similar fate while playing a game called Poohsticks. He went to university and graduated with a degree in theology,[3] and cites Jesus as an inspiration.[4]

He credits his grandmother, a classical pianist, and other family members with inspiring him to pursue music. Other members of his family are similarly talented; his twin, Deborah, is a professional photographer, while sister Lucy provides artwork for his EPs.


Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Track listing
2014 Little Giant
  1. "Know Me Well"
  2. "Indigo Home"
  3. "Little Giant"
  4. "Deeper Than Shallow"
  5. "Once"
  6. "Tiger Striped Sky"
  7. "Home from Home"
  8. "Different Child"
  9. "Sing for the Wind"
  10. "Hands"
  11. "How Long"
  12. "Ran Before the Storm"
Year Title Track listing
2016 Paperweights
  1. "Stay with Me"
  2. "Corner of My Eye"
  3. "The Original"
  4. "Lullaby Love"
  5. "Paperweights"
  6. "Water Over Fire"
  7. "Vanished Into Everything"
  8. "I Was Here"
  9. "Summer Thunder"
  10. "Where I Want to Go"

Hidden track: "Awoken"


Year Title Track listing
2012 Once
  1. "I'll Move Mountains"
  2. "Different Child"
  3. "Once"
  4. "Mistral"
2012 Weight of Your World
  1. "Know Me Well"
  2. "Open Road"
  3. "Indigo Home"
  4. "Weight of Your World"
  5. "Sing for the Wind"
2013 Land of the Living
  1. "Glory Days"
  2. "Little Giant"
  3. "Home from Home"
  4. "Land of the Living"
  5. "Silver Moon"


Year Song Album
2014 "Tiger Striped Sky" Little Giant


  • 2011: "I'll Move Mountains"
  • 2012: "Silver Moon"
  • 2013: "Open Road"
  • 2014: "Tiger Striped Sky"
  • 2015: "Know me Well"
  • 2016: "Lullaby Love"


  1. ^ "Roo Panes in Session, Jo Whiley - BBC Radio 2". BBC. Retrieved 2016-12-14. 
  2. ^ Vogue magazine: Burberry - Meet Roo
  3. ^ "Seen and Heard: Mr Roo Panes". Mr. Porter. Retrieved 2017-01-24. 
  4. ^ "Daily Discovery: Roo Panes, “Where I Want To Go”". American Songwriter. Retrieved 2017-01-24. 

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