This week at the Robin

Blues, tributes and Scandinavian metal.

On Monday the Robin plays host to one of only two UK dates on the current European tour from Swedish prog metal band Andromeda. Formed in 1999, the band have released six albums and played around the world with a powerful yet melodic style of music that leans heavily on strong drums and keyboards. Support is from UK symphonic band Damnation Angels.

Tickets £13


Tuesday sees blues veteran Paul Lamb bring his band the Detroit Breakdown to the Robin. With influences ranging from Steve Wonder and George Clinton to the more traditional Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan, Paul has kept his music innovative and in touch with modern trends throughout a career that has seen him play with some of the grates of world blues throughout Europe and the USA.

Tickets £10

More veteran bluesmen are in town on Wednesday. The Blues Band started life in 1979 “to play a few pubs” in the words of slide guitarist Dave Kelly. They’ve been going more or less non-stop ever since, seeing blues fashions come and go with an unchanged line-up since 1981 featuring amongst others Kelly and singer Paul Jones, radio presenter and former singer with Manfred Mann.

Tickets £17.50

On Thursday there’s tribute band Re-Genesis.

Tickets £15

Tribute band ELO Again perform on Friday.

Tickets £12

There’s another tribute on Saturday, as the Counterfeit Stones return.

Tickets £12.50

On Sunday lunchtime there’s the latest heat of the Robin/M2 Studios live band of the year competition, featuring Klasside, Almost East, The Rooz and Some Day.

Tickets £3

For tickets call 01902-401211 or visit