Rock and blues fans are well catered for at the Robin2 over the next few days. Tonight sees one of the most promising young blues musicians in Europe playing at the club in the shape of Erja Lyytinnen. Hailing from the unlikely confines of Finland, slide guitarist Erja has recorded in such diverse places as Helsinki and the heart of the Mississippi delta while honing her live show throughout Europe.
Support comes from Virgil & the Accelerators, a powerhouse trio whose leader Virgil McMahon was tipped for great things by the legendary Otis Grand at the age of 12.
Tickets are £10.
On Friday 4th March the Robin will be hosting what looks an interesting evening – Kast Off Kinks, as the self-deprecating name suggests, are a collection of former members of one of the great British bands, who came together in 1994 to play the music they knew best. After having gone through a few changes in personnel, the current line-up comprises the Kinks who played on the 1983 hit Come Dancing and aren’t named Davies, Dave Clarke replacing Ray and Dave.
Local mod band the Sound is supporting and tickets are £12.50.
On Saturday one of the Robin’s most popular names, Paul Carrack, makes a return. In fact, so popular is the former Ace and Mike & the Mechanics singer that this one is sold out, although you might get lucky with returns.
There’s also a couple of lesser-known acts on Sunday. Lunchtime in Woody’s Bar sees the Robin’s regular acoustic session, this week featuring Staffordshire singer Stephen Haden, with free admission. In the evening Kidderminster-based Sons of Bitches are launching their debut album at the club, with support from Dirty Oyster Cabaret and Undue, which makes £4 for a ticket a bargain.