Doc Robinson’s latest single, Ride the Wave, was released May 20th, 2022.
In the summer of 2017, during a co-write between two childhood friends, Doc Robinson’s lead singer Jon Elliott and songwriter/producer Alex Fitts of The Kickdrums planted the seeds that would sprout into “Ride the Wave.” The song first came to life in a scorching hot attic studio in Columbus, Ohio, where Doc Robinson calls home. Elliott later passed through Fitt’s NYC studio to finish a handful of groovy indie pop demos. Shortly after, Fitts relocated to Malaga, Spain, and the songs were shelved, waiting patiently for their day in the sun … a day that has finally come.
"We like to think of this song as a pep talk, advice being given to a younger and less experienced friend or loved one who’s coming of age and entering a brand new and wild world,” Elliott said of the song. “The message is to embrace the freedom of going out on your own, taking on new adventures, and trying to let go of the unnecessary weight and stress that the outside world can make us place upon ourselves."
Doc Robinson is set to tour this summer on the east coast with The RT’s and through the midwest to play Saturday In The Park with The Avett Brothers, Buddy Guy, and Elle King. The band also plans to hit the studio in the fall with a bevy of unreleased material for a 4th studio album.
Jonathan Elliott - vocals
George Barrie - guitars, keyboards
Aaron Bishara - drums
Jeff Ciampa - bass
Artwork by Donnie Mossman
Produced by Alex Fitts of The Kickdrums
Recorded at Sonic Lounge Studio
Engineered and Mixed by Joe Viers
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Tight arrangements and an impeccable aptitude for simple, punchy pop hooks defined Doc Robinson’s immediate rise, building a committed fanbase and a robust catalog of “backyard BBQ breakup music” in a short amount of time.
In 2016, Nick D’Andrea and Jon Elliott emptied their backpack full of soulful influences and stitched the band together as a melding of their two favorite artists (Smokey Robinson + Dr. Dog), enlisting a rotation of Columbus Ohio’s finest R&B players as All-Star bedrock.
After four records in two years, a series of tours supporting CAAMP, The Brook & The Bluff, and Neal Francis, and their song “Break My Fall” landing placement and garnering worldwide attention on the Netflix series “Bojack Horseman”, Doc Robinson shifts into a new era for the young, accomplished band after D’Andrea’s amicable exit to pursue his talents off the road..
As Elliott now dons the sole captain’s hat, the loss of D’Andrea is softened by the treasure trove of feel-good hits left in the pair’s wake. With a recent string of sold out hometown shows under their belt, Doc Robinson is hitting the road accompanied by releases of new music and fresh perspectives. In the best of ways, Doc Robinson begins 2022 as if they are just getting started.