What’s On at the Robin

There’s a distinct old-style rock’n’roll feel this week.

Mick Ralphs

Mick Ralphs

The week kicks off on Tuesday with the Mick Ralphs Blues Band. A bona fide British guitar legend, Ralphs was a founder member of both Mott the Hoople and Bad Company and his current outfit sees blues standards performed alongside his own classics. Tickets £15.

Wednesday sees the return of blues guitarist Todd Sharpeville. Since his debut album Touch of Your Love was released to high acclaim in 1994, Todd’s had an inconsistent career dogged by contractual and personal problems.  His Porchlight album from last year featured long-time collaborators Joe Louis Walker and Kim Weston while his live shows have seen him tour with acts as varied as Pink and Chuck Berry.  Tickets £10.

Steve Gibbons

Steve Gibbons

On Thursday there’s the show It’s Only Rock’n’Roll. A spin-off from the highly-acclaimed Brum Rocks Live, this one draws together some of the Birmingham musical hierarchy including Bev Bevan, Trevor Burton and Raymond Froggatt to play the music they were influenced by. Tickets £20.

Friday has the Fleetwood Mac tribute, Fleetwood Bac. Tickets £10.

On Saturday the unique folk band Bellowhead will be at the Robin. Five-times winners of the Best Live Band at the Radio 2 Folk Awards, this eleven-piece provide a mixture of musical styles from around the globe in a memorable live performance. Sold out.

Sunday sees the return of award-winning Welsh classic rockers The Reasoning, promoting their new live album, the Bottle of Gettysburg, recorded during their US tour of this year. Tickets £10.

Acts coming up at the Robin during the rest of November include the Hamsters on their final tour (18th) Roy Wood (26th) and Magnum (30th).

For more details call 01902-401211 or visit www.therobin.co.uk