What’s On at the Robin

Edwina Hayes - Opening the show for Jools at the Olympia, Dublin (by Andrew Elias)

Edwina Hayes - Opening the show for Jools at the Olympia, Dublin (by Andrew Elias)

Tuesday 29th March sees Edwina Hayes at the Robin. Both solo and with the collaboration Hummingbird, Edwina is one of the finest singer-songwriters in the country, having played Glastonbury and toured with the likes of Jools Holland and Roger McGuinn, Her third album Good Things Happen Over Coffee was released in February.  Tickets £8.

On Wednesday regular Robin visitors the Aynsley Lister band, make their return. 34-year old Aynsley is now into his third decade of recording and is regarded as one of the best British blues guitarists, his work drawing favourable comparisons with his great influences Freddie King and Eric Clapton. Tickets are £10.

On Friday 1st April another of the legends of the Britain music scene will be playing. Alan Price first came to prominence as keyboard player with the Animals, and after leaving the group he found success both with Georgie Fame and in a solo career which saw him inducted into the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame and winning at BAFTA for his soundtrack to the film O Lucky Man. The only problem here will be fitting so many great songs into one set. Tickets £16.50

On Saturday the Robin further cements its reputation as one of the country’s leading prog venue when IQ perform. Currently celebrating their 30th anniversary with the return of original bassist Tim Esau, IQ are as renowned for their dynamic live performances as for the quality of their recordings. Tickets £12.50

On Sunday 3rd April, Woody’s Bar holds its usual free acoustic lunchtime session while in the evening Wolverhampton indie/mod band The Town will be performing, with support from Birmingham mod band J60. Tickets £4.

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