Written by Julianna Bonnett
For singer and songwriter Robbie Agnew, music makes him feel many emotions. From happy, sad, and anxious to pumped up, Agnew describes his music as passionate yet stripped down. A clear focus is put on pure vocal melodies and meaningful lyrics.
Agnew first knew he wanted to pursue music as a career at 12 years of age. “The first time I knew I wanted to sing for a living was during my Grade 7 audition for the school play,” he shares. “I sang Sweet Child O’ Mine and blew everyone away with my raw talent and impressive vocal range. Ever since that moment, I was known as the singer in school.”
Robbie credits some musicians for inspiring him to be better and think bigger. Those artists include Elina Stridh, Jeremy Zucker and Chelsea Cutler, Coheed and Cambria and Guns N’ Roses. Agnew’s musical journey started quickly. “My musical journey started fast at the local Raise Your Voice singing contest,” he says. “I became number two out of over 100 participants, recording my first two songs in the recording studio and creating two music videos.
Sadly, soon after Covid slowed down my progress, but Fanshawe’s music school program has been a great learning experience for me.” Robbie has also obtained a diploma in Travel and Tourism and a Walt Disney World University Certificate for working and learning from the Walt Disney Company.
Agnew is currently enrolled in his first year of Music Industry Arts at Fanshawe College. When asked what empowers him in his music and life, Agnew shared… “My family and friends are great to talk to and so incredibly supportive, but my personal drive and passions in life are enough to keep me going,” he explains. “If you can live alone with yourself for days on end without feeling lonely or bored, you are in a good place in life.” To hear some of Robbie Agnew’s music, check out his Facebook Page and Instagram Account at Robbie Agnew Music.