Robin’s blues

There’s high quality blues coming up at the Robin in the next couple of weeks.

Tuesday sees the arrival of singer Dana Fuchs, a lady whose stage presence and powerful voice has seen her compared to Janis Joplin, who she played in the off-Broadway production Love, Janice. More than just an imitator, though, Dana has recorded a string of albums including last year’s live release, Songs From the Road.

Tickets £15

The following night, Wednesday 20th May, has Paul Lamb playing with his band the Detroit Breakdown. Not to be confused with his British harp-playing namesake, this Paul Lamb is a hard-rocking guitarist from Detroit who fuses the blues with a modern edge that sees him play with such notables as Walter Trout and Peter Green as he regularly toured the States and Europe.

Tickets £10

That’s followed by a best of British double header on Friday 22nd May with two of the country’s most durable bands returning to a familiar haunt.

Dr Feelgood and Eddie & the Hot Rods both emerged from the Canvey Island breeding ground for blues rockets in the early seventies, helping to turn the sparks of pub rock into a fully-fledged fire by 1977. Since then they’ve both had chart hits, toured the world, gone through numerous line-up changes and still kept audiences satisfied wherever they play.

Tickets £15

Tickets available from or 01902-401211