Songwriters, soul boys and stars of the future.
Monday sees the final of the Robin/M2Studios live band of the year competition. Finalists are the Formula, The State of Things and the Limelight while amongst the judges will be Slade bassist Jim Lea. Tickets £5
There’s a definite eighties feel to Tuesday, with one of the decade’s biggest names, Go West appearing at the Robin. Blue-eyed soulsters and MTV pioneers, they won BRIT awards and were also the last band to play Birmingham Odeon. Tickets £20
On Thursday there’s the return of blues guitarist and Robin favourite Aynsley Lister with his band. Described alternatively as the best British guitarist since Eric Clapton and the new John Mayer, Aynsley has worked with bands such as ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd while last year’s album release the Tower Sessions coincided with an appearance at the Glastonbury festival. Tickets £10
Friday sees tribute act the Bon Jovi Experience. Tickets £10
Perennial Robin attraction Mostly Autumn is at the venue on Saturday. Since forming in 1996 the band have attracted a loyal cult following on the strength of their live performance, which has earned them the support of luminaries such as Bob Harris and Jon Lord and seen them work with Uriah Heep, Jethro Tull and Bryan Adams amongst others. Tickets £14
Another Robin regular is in town on Sunday. Glenn Tilbrook rose to prominence with Squeeze, a band who managed to sell records and still remain critically acclaimed. Even though their mega-selling days are behind them, Tilbrook is still a consummate writer and performer, both with the band and solo. Tickets £16
As ever, for more details contact the Robin on 01902-401211 or visit www.therobin.co.uk and remember that ticket prices on the night may be higher than stated.