"I could not have picked a better producer to work with than Robin Applewood. Truly believing in the power of music, he is driven and inspired, which is contagious to everyone involved in the project. His wealth of experience, superb musicianship, and his clarity of vision for the full scope of the project kept everything flowing and fully energized for the duration. As a producer he really took the time to connect with me and understand my intention for the music, which you can really hear in the finished product. Robin has the natural ability to really hear the strengths in a song, and he successfully accentuates those strengths through his playing, his management, and his mixing skills. I believe we have really captured a beautiful moment in time."
"Robin Applewood is a triple threat–producer, engineer, and guitarist--and he's amazingly good at all three. Working with Robin to bring the vision for my album to life was an awesome experience. Being able to trust him with "my baby" relieved so much stress, and he helped me to find the humanity and fun in the creative process. Robin has developed many good connections with local musicians. He attracted great talent and positive energy to the project. The result far exceeded my expectations."
"Every Robin Applewood event I've ever been a part of, as a musician or as a fan, has been nothing but a positive experience. His stoke for music is clear and contagious and he understands the experience from all angles. A true steward of the Bay Area music scene."
"Robin was so easy to work with. He listened deeply to my musical vision and then put his heart and soul into creating a sound that aligned. I am so proud of the tracks he produced."
"I have had the pleasure to work with Robin on various occasions and projects. One that stands out in particular is when we had our main fundraiser for our group and due to last minute changes needed a 'sound engineer' for our live band performance of 11 people on stage! Robin got everything together last minute and helped us produce a flawless show! Could not have done it without you Robin. Not to forget that he is a very talented performer himself."
Back when Robin was going by the name of Dogman Joe, I was fortunate enough to be his drummer. Robin’s a great musician and songwriter for sure, but then there’s this whole other level to him. Through his promotion organization, Bay Vibes, he’s uplifted the Bay Area music scene and given hundreds of musicians an opportunity and a venue to perform to an audience, hone their craft and uplift the art form. The shows he puts together always have a special feeling to them...life-affirming celebrations uplifting both the audience and the musicians. What a breath of fresh air!
Songwriter/Bandleader of Felsen
"I've seen Robin's work as a band leader, sideman, producer, promoter, and engineer. Every time it has been an amazing experience. Robin has endless amounts of creativity, and enthusiasm for the projects that he's involved in. As a producer, he exudes a positive vibe, always has great arrangement ideas, and brings out the best in musicians. I'm proud to have worked with Robin many times, and look forward to whatever musical adventures come our way in the future."
"I have had the pleasure of working with Robin and his production company Bay Vibes on a number of occasions producing local events showcasing live talent from the bay area. I have also hired Robin to as a musician and observed him in the professional arena many times. The word that comes to mind is steadfast. I have watched him weather storms well and always come up roses. He is such an optimistic and engaging presence. He manages teams of people with finesse and fairness. People have a certain glow about them when working with Robin. He empowers people to take ownership of his projects and truly optimize the resources of the group. He is a strong leader. He is also creative, fiscally responsible, punctual, and professional. I would hire him in a heartbeat for event production needs big or small, stage management, sound, music production and performance, and if i had the budget I would hire him as a personal optimism consultant and hold daily meetings with him and the rest of my team for performance and demeanor."
Robin Schuyler Applewood is all heart and pure soul! He is a talented musician, singer/songwriter, and charismatic persona beyond measure. His positive attitude and loving presence is a natural gift that he offers joyfully and unconditionally. His spirited presence uplifts everyone he comes into contact with as his remarkable soul embraces all things positive, supportive, and nurturing. His engaging personality and gifted talents are but facets to the enormous amount of positive vibes and grace in which he offers to all those he meets, both personally and professionally.
Robin's music lovingly conveys this message of peace and unity towards all living things. His deep dedication to uplifting the human spirit within each of us is unyielding in it's generous offering, and his music gives us the wings to soar free and true towards our own deserving heights. Robin always says, "Love To The Love." He lives these words passionately and breathes this glorious truth through his loving presence and his inspiring music.
I am very honored and infinitely blessed to have a true, shining spirit such as Robin Applewood in my life. He is my dear friend, my soul brutha, and I hope that the rest of the nation may be offered the opportunity to know him as I do... as a beautiful soul sharing an amazing human experience with us all!
-David R. Walsh