On Wednesday this week there’s a first at the Robin for German blues multi-instrumentalist Henrik Freischlader. Already a big name on the continent, Henrik has played with such names as BB King, Peter Green and his great influence, Gary Moore. His latest album, House in the Woods, came out in September of last year and his current band have been winning rave reviews for their live ability. Tickets £12
On Thursday there’s a tribute with a difference as Spirit of Smokie perform. They’re led by Dean Barton, son of Alan who was the band’s frontman for ten years until his tragic death in 1995, and feature several musicians who were linked with what was one of the biggest-selling bands of the late seventies. Tickets £12.50
Friday sees Simple Minds tribute Alive & Kicking onstage. Tickets £9
One of the regular favourites at the Robin return on Saturday. Nine Below Zero have been around for over 35 years, they remain one of the busiest live bands on the circuit and their brand of high-energy and at the same time soulful blues has seen them gain and retain a deserved reputation as a great night out. Tickets £13
There’s another interesting night in prospect on Sunday courtesy of the Kast-Off Kinks. A collection of musicians who performed with one of the most legendary and best-loved British bands of all-time, they feature Mick Avory who was the Kinks’ drummer from the beginning until almost the end, plus bass player Jim Rodford, who has appeared at the Robin so often with various bands that he should have his own dressing room. Tickets £12.50
Contact the venue on 01902-401211 or visit www.therobin.co.uk for more information on these and other Robin gigs including Uriah Heep (22nd February) and Nazareth’s only K club show of 2013 (21st March).