Before the Dawn

by Robert J. Hunter

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AN Gaudion Preacher buzzes with a huge emotionality that clearly comes from some place deep and pained in the artists soul. It is a song that while talks of pain, expresses the importance of bouncing back when the world, and those in it, put you down.
The subtle organ helps the spirituality of the song shine through, with the determined riffs accompanying Rob's soul shaking vocals. A personal masterpiece. Favorite track: Preacher.
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Matt Taylor Sometimes when you are lost you use a map to get home. Sometimes when you are thirsty you drink water to quench yourself. Sometimes my soul gets hungry and I listen to Robert J Hunter... that's why I do it. Favorite track: Three Shake Fold.
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Immy Clayton I love love LOVE this album! Favorite track: Three Shake Fold.
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Rumour Mill 02:58
Preacher 05:06
Breakdown 04:24
Feathers 04:18
Crows 04:44
Running Gun 04:32


''Before The Dawn offers the listener so much, and is an album that implores you to listen again, rewarding you for doing so. The rich and diverse palette of styles and ideas make this a hugely enjoyable album, and one you need to have in your collection.'' - Right Chord Music (

''It takes the listener to a surprisingly dark, at times haunting places, showing off a maturity almost beyond Robert's still youthful years. Across the record his gruff vocals - sounding like a middle-aged bluesman while in his mid-20s.. along with his impressive guitar playing.'' - Tom Girard, BBC Introducing Guernsey (

''Robert J Hunter’s follow-up to the excellent debut Sounds for the Weary.. It’s third Preacher that showcases the full force of the singing, a vocal grit that is greased in blues-oil.'' - Some Diurnal Aural Awe (

''As a fan of the blues there has not been many modern day musicians who really capture the true sound of the blues. Robert is one of a handful of musicians who respects this sound to deliver something special. This album is the closest thing to perfection that I have heard all year.'' - My Random Jukebox (

''He’s got a really strong voice, one that you will remember, and along with his band he can brew up a fine blues rock storm. There are some good arrangements as well, with some cleverly judged keyboards, and when the songs soar, as they do on ‘Preacher’ and ‘Three Shake Fold’, then you get a whiff of something that is going to win folks over with ease. Some fine blues riffs add to the sound, and this is one that fans of the genre should definitely be checking out.'' - The Rocker (

''This is a road worn, dirty Blues band that's been honed to super tight perfection by sheer hard work and volume of shows.'' - Stoked Music (


released November 27, 2015

All songs written by Robert J. Hunter

Recorded at Tardis, Guernsey, August 12th-17th 2015

Produced, Engineered, and Mixed by James Le Huray on The Babylon Soundsystem

Mastered by Andy ‘Hippy’ Baldwin at Metropolis, London

Robert J. Hunter – Vocals, Guitar, Organ (9)
Greg Sheffield – Drums & Percussion, Piano (7), Organ (1, 4, 10), Backing Vocals
James Le Huray – Bass, Mandolin, Organ (3, 6, 8), Percussion (4, 7), Backing Vocals

Design and Illustration by Robert J. Hunter


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Robert J. Hunter London, UK

Dirty rhythm and blues from the depths of Alderney, based in London. Island born Robert J. Hunter combines his gruff and powerful voice with the wild thud of overdriven blues guitar to create his truly unique original music.


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