Give me a book and some music and I’ll be happy on my own – Rouben

One of  the first artists that I was able to meet and discover and also one of the last artists (living in London at the moment) that I’ll be introducing to all of you loyal readers and listeners…For the time being.

His name is Rouben Alaverdian (or just Roubs, as his friends tend to call him)

Often seen at the Jam Tart Open Mic Night at the Floripa bar in London, which offers a great variety of various musical styles & genres,this young man whose passion is music/writing, as well as photography and film, enjoys performing a blend of spoken word and rap.

His universe is kind of deep and mellow, mixed with the influences of the greatest musicians such as B.B. King, Bill Withers, Bob Marley, Billie Holiday, Gil Scott Heron, Mos Def, Lauryn Hill… you name it.
Ever since I first saw him perform, I still remember the main statement from one of his songs (which became a melodious chorus):

“Give me a book and some music and I’ll be happy on my own”.

Here is another one of his written pieces, so you can get more of an idea of what his lyrics and material are about:

The Misfits

An inner spirit hides beneath these sheets of insecurities
The real image blocked within the layers of these fears That were built up right from birth The real essence has been hurt…
Hidden by exterior facades So what you see is simply a mirage A tainted vision of a kindred spirit…
But the deeper core is something more… Hidden from the public view Aside from a chosen few…
Who also shine a light inside this darkness and abyss In which most have lost their sight… Aside from the misfits…who might just fix this

And help us to regain our vision…

Marcus Gon

Rédacteur en chef de Sounds So Beautiful, et auteur de l’œuvre Poetically Yours. ,Storytelling, ou l'art de conter une histoire, l'effort de véhiculer un message, l'exploit de communiquer une émotion, ou bien encore le miracle d'inspirer et d'influencer. Sounds So Beautiful, founded by writer and musician Marcus Gon, is the international media, specialized in the music industry, working closely with advertisers and public relations, and allowing emerging artists to develop their career. Poetically yours

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