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The Robinson James Band Puts A Captivating Spin On A Beloved Classic “Spoonful”

Everybody wants to get a little taste.

Few phenomena can capture a crowd’s attention, like a dynamic duo completely in sync with music and anything else. One thing is certain: magic is created when boundless artistic talent meets mutual love for all things music.

With The Robinson James Band, this statement rings true, as their effortless chemistry in and out of the studio has positioned them as some of the most intriguing prospects in the industry. Where these talented musicians are concerned, as long as they have each other, the sky is the limit, and with their skill, they’re shooting straight for the stars.

One fateful day, The Robinson James Band came to be when frontwoman Alexa Robinson met lead guitarist George Castrinos (aka Elrey James) while renting out his recording studio. Fast forward, and the musically kindred spirits have created a unique sound that plays off of each other’s considerable strengths. As Robinson’s powerful vocals meld perfectly with Castrino’s dynamic and expressive guitar runs, each release will leave you wanting more as this charming pair immerses you in their impressive soundscapes.


On their debut release, The Robinson James Band flips Willie Dixon’s classic blues hit “Spoonful” and shows their ability to effortlessly connect the past with the future, making it sound darn good while they’re doing so. Robinson’s alluring and sultry vocals bewitch you as she sings lines like “Some of them cries about it / They even die about it / Everybody’s fightin' about that spoonful,” as Castrino’s guitar wails in the background.

Channeling the spirit of a classic hit is one thing, but on their rendition of “Spoonful,” The Robinson James Band managed to own their version fully. Impressively, they’ve stayed true to Dixon’s original hit while successfully putting their unique and compelling spin on it, which bodes well for their exceedingly bright future.

The Robinson James Band’s debut release, “Spoonful,” sees them put a charming and captivating spin on a timeless classic. Whenever you’re ready, tap in and stream The Robinson James Band’s latest release, “Spoonful”, on all majour streaming platforms.

Welcome to Buzz, Robinson James Band, and huge congrats on your new release "Spoonful." What made you decide on this song for your first release?

Alexa: I initially picked the song. It's a classic blues song that has many versions. While we were listening to the band Cream and their version of it, the harmonica and the vocal were doing the main riff in unison, and Elrey said, "Hey, that'd be cool if we used a slide guitar instead of harmonica," so we tested it out, and it turned out pretty tasty.

What are your favorite parts of the creative process for your releases?

Alexa: Both recording the song and then hearing it take perfect form. Shooting the video for Spoonful was just a blast; we had so much fun that day. Also, all the interviews that we get to do!

What goals do you want to achieve through your music? Are there any musical idols?

Alexa: The goal is to be a thriving, working, touring band. Elrey's idols include Jimmy Paige, Hendrix, Rory Gallagher, and Johnny Winter. Alexa's idols include strong female vocalists who have sustained their careers, like Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner, and the classics.

If your audience could take one thing away from your music, what would you want it to be?

Elrey: To feel good, to be inspired, to want to do better in life. If we can do it, you can do it. Never give up on your dreams, and believe in yourself.

Alexa: I would want our audience to genuinely love our music and be moved by it, to have a moment to escape and feel good while listening. 

What's next for The Robinson James Band? Can we expect to hear more music soon? Is there anything you want to say to your fans?

Alexa: The good news is that we have two new songs from our forthcoming record; we will be shooting a new video for a classic road trip song, all to be released next month. Keep following along; thanks for listening. The new stuff is coming soon!


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