Blues and good causes are the order of this week.
On Thursday there’s legendary psychedelic British blues band the Pink Fairies, reforming for their aptly-named Pension Credits Tour. Famous for their appearances at free festivals and impromptu gigs in the underground scene of the seventies the band split in 1974 but assorted reunions and re-issues of their back catalogue have kept the band in public eye until this year’s series of gigs.
Friday sees a return for one Robin regular in the form of Dr Feelgood, in a double-header with their Essex contemporaries Eddie & the Hot Rods. Since emerging out of the pub rock scene the Feelgoods have maintained a reputation as one of the hardest-working and hardest rocking r&b acts in the world, and one of the few bands who can rival them are the Hot Rods. Don’t expect many extended guitar solos or love songs in either set.
There’s a worthwhile event taking place on Saturday when Rock for Spon 3 features Band of Brothers, Joseph Whelan, Shyyne, Bullitstorm, Deep Love Foundation. Raising money for Compton Hospice and Cancer research, this event is the third fundraiser to commemorate the life of Andy ‘Spon’ Spencer, bass player with local bands the New Saints, who sadly died in 2012
Finally, on Sunday there’s US blues legend Coco Montana on stage. A protégé of the great Albert King, Coco first came to prominence as a member of John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers before going solo and releasing a string of highly-regarded albums as well as touring the world to great acclaim.
Tickets for all Robin shows can be obtained from the box office on 01902-401211 or www.therobin.co.uk