Singer Eryn Robertson has just launched a sweetly romantic video, All the While, with her own original composition on it, and it tells a poignant story of loss and love.
The singer, who grew up in Gibsons, could hardly help growing a talent for music. Her great aunt, Jeanne Gordon, was a renowned singer at the Metropolitan Opera, and her grandmother was an actress and singer. Her mother is Diana Robertson, best known for her promotion of the Sechelt Arts Festival and dance society programs, while Eryn’s father, David Robertson, was a rock music reporter with a film degree who once ran a recording studio.
For a time, Eryn’s family moved to California where she was home-schooled and spent much time alone. When she came across her parents’ records from the 1970s, Led Zeppelin and Fleetwood Mac, she fell in love with the art of music. When the family moved back to the Coast, Eryn attended Elphinstone and taught herself to play guitar and began song-writing and performing at the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Performing Arts where she won awards for best contemporary vocal and best original composition. Her teacher at the Coast Academy of Dance class was supportive and encouraged her on her way to her current career.
In 2016 she began performing in Vancouver and released a debut EP of her original music. All the While was shot in Hope, BC, and is the work of a videographer from Whistler, Andi Wardrop. It features the eye candy of Nik Dean, model and owner of Lords of Gastown clothing, as the male lead.
“Andi Wardrop knew how to tell a story with her video and make it beautiful,” Eryn said.
Since the debut EP, Eryn has been featured on Mountain FM and gained almost 4,000 followers on her Instagram for vocal videos (instagram.com/erynmusic). The video showcases the song and can be found on YouTube and on www.erynrobertson.com. Eryn is planning to give a concert on March 31 at the Heritage Playhouse in Gibsons – more details to come in the near future.