Music Maker, Photo Taker, Film Shooter, Occasional Actor,

Retired Television Presenter, Dreamer,

Tennis Coach, Princeologist,

Contemplator, Hustler


Thanks for dropping by. My name is Heron and I like making things. This is the digital home for some of my Cracked Analogue creations. If you haven’t already, I hope that you’ll find something you enjoy.

Rob Heron in the studio

I am a recording artist, songwriter and producer, creating from my studio here at Cracked Analogue. If you connect with any of my works and would like to collaborate, feel free to get in touch. While I love to operate alone, I’m also excited about exploring new avenues of expression and embarking on interesting creative escapades with kindred spirits.



As a recording artist, I have major record label experience, including writing, producing, performing & mixing my own material. I also collaborate with other artists with whom I feel a connection.


My recordings have been released through Virgin/EMI as well as my Cracked Analogue label. They have also featured in motion pictures & advertisement campaigns.


Recordings are produced & mixed from my own studio using laptops and IOS devices. Commercial releases mastered at Abbey Road, Metropolis, The Loft and Esko Mastering.


Having written & presented TV shows on ITV UK, I sometimes direct and edit films/music videos. I am a former voting member of the British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA).


A Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera or iPhone is my preferred way of shooting these days. I edit with any apps I can get my hands on and Davinci Resolve.

Music Equipment

My setup is minimal, based around a MacBook Pro, Universal Audio Interface, and a few other bits & pieces listed in the studio section.

Not For Sale

‘Not For Sale’ by Heron is now available to stream on Spotify / Apple Music. There are only 499 physical copies in existence, most of which were distributed by hand, not just in the UK but also in the US and Germany. Some remaining copies were made available through Cracked Analogue directly. Each CD was lovingly numbered, embossed with a bespoke stamp and shrink-wrapped in plastic. 

This is the first time it has appeared on major streaming services but doesn’t include the musical palindrome version, which is only available on the original CD.

Made & Played by Heron / Mastered by Steve Rooke @ Abbey Road

Cathy Jain

Recent projects at Cracked Analogue include the collaboration between myself and the uber-talented Cathy Jain. At just 15, Cathy’s debut single ‘I See Us In Heaven’ was made remotely from her bedroom in the UK and my studio in India. It was quickly picked up by BBC Introducing and then featured on Radio 1’s Hot List. During our long-distance collaboration, Cathy has recorded and released several more singles independently throughout 2020/21.

On June 18th 2021, Cathy signed her first record deal with Yala! Records and released the blissful, slo-fi, soul-jam Cool Kid. It was awarded Record Of The Week on BBC Radio One, play-listed on NME Best New Tracks as well as Spotify’s New Music Friday.

Artificial followed in August, with the psychedelic blues of Green Screen in September continuing an amazing breakthrough year for Cathy. ‘Green Screen’ has been repeatedly played on Radio One and 6 Music and described by Lauren Laverne as ‘my favourite track at the moment.’ It also made the cut for Amazon Music’s Best Songs Of 2021 playlist.

All four songs have now been released as a strictly limited edition lavender vinyl EP entitled Artificial on December 3rd, 2021. Each track was co-written, produced & mixed by Heron @ Cracked Analogue.




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Turn The Page

Directed by Heron

It was a real pleasure to be interviewed by musical maverick Cathy Jain. Amongst other things, we discuss our remote collaboration, Frank Ocean, Frank Zappa and her third single ‘Green Screen’.



Vinyl Record Artwork Umbrella
Vinyl Record Artwork Jukebox Saloon by Heron
Vinyl Record Artwork Turn The Page
The Brown Room Album Artwork
Vinyl Record Umbrella
Vinyl Record Artwork Jukebox Saloon
Vinyl Record Artwork Truth In Time
Artwork Not For Sale by Heron
Vinyl Record Artwork Punk Muthafucka
Vinyl Record Lemon Aid
Vinyl Record Artwork 15 Speakers
Heron Vs Heron Artwork
Vinyl Record Punk Muthafucka
Vinyl Record Artwork Lemon Aid by Heron
Acetate Hustler Artwork


SNOW is a film directed by Washington Buckley. Like many spontaneous occurrences in my life, I met him one day in an independent cinema in the city centre of Liverpool. He asked me if I would become a character in a film he was making. After a brief and compelling conversation, I obliged. At that stage, the film was almost complete, and I played a small role as a taxi driver. He then asked me if I would perform a larger role in his next film SNOW. Billed as an anti-road movie, there was no script, and the film would be entirely improvised. The video above includes only the scenes in which I appear.


Check out the fabulous ‘Cracked Analogue Megastore’.

It’s brimming with weird & wonderful delights.

You know it makes sense.

Open 24/7 for all your Heron & Cracked Analogue wants and needs!

Whether you’re after a Cracked Analogue T-Shirt, Heron duffle bag, Not For Sale cooking apron or a mustard jam mini-skirt, many of your wildest desires are covered.

The store has over 25 unique and original designs, conjured from my own chronically imaginative subconscious, and several hundred quite splendid items in stock.




Goa, India

Liverpool, UK