Tuesday 5th April sees a new name to the Robin in the shape of Californian glam rockers Vain. They’ve been around on and off for 25 years, and have come close to success on a few occasions without managing to crack the big time but come highly recommended from such quarters as the rock bible Kerrang. Support is from Wolverhampton band The New Saints. Tickets £14.
On Wednesday perennial Robin favourites Albert Lee & Hogan’s Heroes return for another night of country rock from one of its most respected purveyors. Albert and his band have extensively toured Europe, appeared on numerous TV programmes and are regulars on the festival circuit. Tickets £15.50
Another Robin favourite appears on Thursday in the shape of Birmingham’s King Pleasure & the Biscuit Boys. It’s over 20 years since they came to prominence and although the showmanship has been toned down they still deliver an authentic r’n’b show with a good night guaranteed. Tickets £10.50
On Sunday 10th April the regular acoustic sessions take place in Woody’s bar at lunchtime while the evening sees an interesting-looking performance scheduled from the Beatles Blues & Blue Violin Project. Phil Bates & Mik Kaminski, best known for their work with ELO, will be presenting their interpretation of Beatles numbers, particularly interesting as the original idea behind ELO was to carry on where the Fab Four had left off in their more orchestral works, with some blues and solo material added. Tickets £10.