Robin was born and raised in Vancouver, BC and became a part of the post new wave Vancouver music scene in the eighties. His charisma made him a natural frontman to a number of bands that played to audiences at some of Vancouver's most legendary clubs.
In 2004, Robin released his first full length CD, Mad Kingdom, which received radio airplay in Europe and US markets and gained him some international notice. He also resumed live performing in and around the Vancouver area.
Robin released his second CD, the self produced Chronic Empire, in August 2007 to expanded radio airplay and media interest in Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand, South America & Europe.
Robin’s enchanting video performance for “A Heart Without A Home,” the key track from Chronic Empire, can now be seen on YouTube.
Chronic Empire begins where Mad Kingdom left off, with 12 new recordings that sparkle with all the melodic charm and sonic jangle of the earlier recording but with a harder edge that takes it to a new level. The songs feature reflections on life, love and the Gods of fate, as well as several cinematic narratives seen through the eyes of some interesting characters. With an army of six and twelve string acoustic and electric guitars, as well as beautifully stacked backing vocals, the album has an expanded production and sound with new musicians, added instrumentation and freshly creative arrangements. Robin continues to develop a fine songwriting talent with well crafted songs that will stick in your mind and touch your soul. Also included is a heart warming bonus track with Robin on ukulele.
In August 2007, Chronic Empire received some welcome media exposure from distinguished Vancouver based music writer Tom Harrison, who gave the release a favorable review in the Province daily newspaper.
Robin continues to build an international fanbase, attracting new fans in many countries.
Excellent song. You are truly amazing. Can't wait to buy your next CD. Keep up the good work :)
review written by: kerry skea
One of those songs that sticks in your head when you first hear it, and gets better over time. In essence, a classic that is timeless. A nice catchy rhythm to not only the music but the lyrics as well. A solid representation to Robin's new style. The whole album is excellent.
review written by: Jim Wall
Good to see,
my dear ol' pal Robin
still writing, singing,
and playing it
direct from the heart.
review written by: Gary Pig Gold
Catchy tune and well produced. I could easily see it being recorded by Tom Petty.
review written by: Len Wright
Robin Stanley manages to weave the elements of classic pop into a colorful and charismatic melodic tapestry. "Heart Without A Home" gets its lonesome message across in a way that's free of pathos, overstatement or artificial sweetener--something rarely encountered these days.
review written by: Ken Anderson
I am honoured to have both of Robin's CD's and this is just one of my favourites from the two. Robin's song writing talent and passion for his music shines through in his new CD and his featured song, "A Heart Without a Home".
review written by: Sandy Noble