Robert John Ardiff
Dublin, County Dublin
Robert John Ardiff, the Dublin based singer/songwriter, is releasing his first body of work 1 year after his critically acclaimed debut album "Between the Bed and Room." "So Free" is the first release and was written for the upcoming, John Carney-helmed AmazonPrime series "Modern Love." It represents a definite shift in the style of music he has recorded until now; where before his music was recorded in a box-room setting, Ardiff has now matured sonically with a full studio band behind him.
Ardiff has performed extensively around Ireland, the UK, Europe, and the US, including performances at Other Voices, Another Love Story, Body&Soul, Knockanstockan, The Green Note Camden, and the Centre Cultural Irlandais. He is also well known or his work as part of the Choice Music Prize nominees Come On Live Long. His debut solo EP “The Fall” was lauded by The Last Mixed Tape as "a record full to the brim with harmonically wrapped textures and soft intimacy” and led Ardiff to widespread solo notoriety.
The songs from his full length debut, which "etch themselves on you with great ease," (Remy) were recorded during a series of sessions in his “boxroom” in two hour/ night stints. Ardiff wanted to create something that sounded real, tangible and something that sounded like it was played by a person in their bedroom and not a machine. The songs deal with themes of growing up in a small Irish village, love, betrayal and understanding. They feature a wide variety of musicians such as Paul Kenny (James Vincent McMorrow, Jape) and John Carney (formally of the Frames).
For his effort for Between the Bed and Room, Ardiff has received recognition and coverage from BBC Radio, wfuv, 98fm, Pat Kenny, The Sunday Times, Nialler9, The Last Mixed Tape, The Point of Everything, and The Thin Air. Between the Bed and Room is available now across all digital streaming platforms.