The Living Tradition – “Robbie Sherratt’s debut album is a tour de force in all aspects. Already in his brief, professional career, he has packed in many high-profile credits, making him a name to watch out for in the future.”
“Provenance is a serious work and a sheer delight”
folking.com – “Robbie Sherratt comes from North Staffordshire, as his repertoire readily testifies.”
fRoots – “Robbie Sherratt’s name is undoubtedly less well known . . . right now, but Provenance, his debut album, may well change that at a stroke.”
Mike Harding – “Lovely playing and a lovely choice of tune. Robbie Sherratt from his album ‘Provenance’ with a very English sounding ‘Potters Hay’.
My debut album ‘Provenance’ draws from traditional music and melodies in and around my home county, Staffordshire. It is themed upon my personal search for provenance, past and present and draws from wider musical interests and influences. Arrangements flourished and were largely completed whilst I studied composition under the guidance of, Finnish composer and pianist, Timo Alakotila in Helsinki.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Ian Stephenson at Simpson Street Studios, in Gateshead and Northumberland. I perform the music and songs with 6 fabulous musicians, using a choice of instruments influenced by a range of sources including eighteenth-century west gallery bands. It plays for 50 minutes and there is a 12 page booklet included, with photos and comments, including provenance of the tracks.
The album in CD format is priced at £12 with free UK postage and payment using PayPal, including credit or debit card payment for non-members, via PayPal’s secure payment link below. No purchases will be accepted for delivery outside the UK, without first messaging me and us agreeing an additional cost.
Since releasing ‘Provenance’ in 2018, I’ve reworked the material with friends for various live performances. This playlist features some of my favourites!