School Appears in Old Boy's New Video Teaser
Tuesday, 22 November 2011
Bolton School Boys' Division serves as the backdrop for a new video teaser from Robin Hill. The track, Chill 22, has been released today by Old Boy Robin to promote his forthcoming new album Standing On Air, due for release in December.
The Hill family have two boys currently in Bolton School and it was Oliver in Year 10, who helped film and edit the video. Sit back and enjoy:
The composition was inspired by Robin's newly acquired
Manuel Reyes guitar which was made by the master luthier in 1963.
This instrument is capable of producing not only the aggressive
rasp of the Andalusian flamenco, but also a beautiful sweetness of
tone when played with sensitivity and expression.
As he was in a hotel at the time, the title of the track was taken from his room key and initials, 'Chill 22', his first name being Charles.
The track evolved over time; it has a laid back jazz groove yet the incisive triplets and use of rasgueados reflect Robin's love of flamenco music. The cuica drum, rainstick and shakers are Brazilian inspired.
Robin Hill is a classical guitarist who has been performing worldwide for over 30 years. He has performed with a wide variety of musicians including Luciano Pavarotti, Lesley Garrett, Russell Watson, Jethro Tull and Deep Purple.
He is a published author, composer, performer and guitar teacher, and is also one half of the acclaimed Hill-Wiltschinsky Guitar Duo.