This Week at the Robin

There’s the usual mix of something for everyone in Bilston over the next seven days.

Tonight sees the start of the Robin/M2 Studios Live Band of the Year competition 2012, with the first heat of what promises to be an exciting competition. Tickets £3.

Peter Donegan

Peter Donegan

On Wednesday there’s the chance to see the son of a famous father when the Lonnie Donegan Band – featuring Lonnie’s son Peter – take the stage. Peter is an accomplished musician in his own right, playing keyboards with such names as Van Morrison and Bill Wyman as well as performing with his own band until 2009, when he began to play with his current line-up. Tickets £10.

There’s a new name at the Robin on Thursday with one of the country’s most promising blues guitarists, Jay Tamkin, and his band. Jay’s most recent album Alibi was released last year and he’s toured Europe as well as playing festivals across the continent. Equally grounded in jazz as well as blues, Jay is shaping up to be a major talent. Tickets £8.

On Friday there’s Never For Ever, a Kate Bush tribute. Tickets £9.

Bion Giovi are at the Robin on Saturday. Guess who they’re a tribute to. Tickets £10.

Lee Small, singer with veteran and woefully under-rated local band Shy, is at the Robin on Sunday. He’ll be backed by Band of Brothers, made up of musicians from several notable bands from the region, promoting his side project album Jamaica Inn. Tickets £5.

For more information call the Robin on 01902-401211 or visit