Tom Robinson Music

Tom Robinson

Tom Robinson is a British songwriter and broadcaster born in 1950. His music career began with the London acoustic trio Café Society, whose 1975 album was produced by Ray Davies. With the Tom Robinson Band (TRB) in the late seventies he was a vocal supporter of Rock Against Racism and LGBT rights - enjoying chart success with Glad To Be Gay, 2-4-6-8 Motorway and Up Against The Wall. TRB's debut album Power In The Darkness went gold in the UK and Japan, and after the band broke up in 1979 Tom subsequently wrote songs with both Peter Gabriel and Elton John.

His third band Sector 27 was unsuccessful in the UK, but in New York they played Madison Square gardens with The Police before splitting in 1981. After further solo hits in 1983 with War Baby and Atmospherics: Listen To The Radio, Tom was offered his own regular radio show on the BBC World Service.

His broadcasting has subsquently won two gold Sony Academy Radio Awards, and Tom has hosted programmes on BBC Radios 1, 2, 3, 4, 4 Extra, 5 Live and 6 Music - where he currently presents three shows a week. In recent years he's become known as a champion of independent musicians - both through BBC Introducing and via his own new music blog at Fresh On The Net.

In 2015, inspired by the vibrancy of today's new artists, Tom has returned to the recording studio with award-winning producer and multi-instrumentalist Gerry Diver to make his first new album in almost 20 years. The songs are as vibrant and edgy as any he's ever written: the sound of a veteran craftsman - drawing on his long, rich fund of experience - with a renewed energy and purpose.

"punk-poet legend reconnects pop and conscience with a vengeance" 8/10 Uncut

★★★★ Mojo


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Lord of the Flies @ His Majesty's Theatre
Wednesday 28 May

Lord of the Flies @ His Majesty's Theatre

Matthew Bourne unites a cast of New Adventures dancers with remarkable young talent from Aberdeen in an extraordinary adaptation of William Golding’s classic novel, Lord of the Flies.

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Factor 9 @ The Lemon Tree
Thursday 03 April

Factor 9 @ The Lemon Tree

Dogstar presents a visceral horror story, a multi-media performance dominated by that vital fluid, blood.

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A Play, a Pie and a Pint: 'Auntie Agatha Comes To Tea' George Milne @ The Lemon Tree
Wednesday 19 March

A Play, a Pie and a Pint: 'Auntie Agatha Comes To Tea' George Milne @ The Lemon Tree

Damien and Martin are brothers who do not see very much of their elderly Aunt Agatha. But the business is in difficulties. Agatha has wisdom, experience, and money. It’s the money that they want to focus on. Expecting to inherit her cash, and not too enthusiastic about the wait, it is decided the time is right to invite her round for a “ fly cup.” They have also bought some poison. At the visit, revelations unfold, attitudes change, consciences rise and sink, and refreshments are served. Nothing will be the same after Auntie Agatha comes to tea.

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Corporate Suite @ HMT
Thursday 13 March

Corporate Suite @ HMT

"HMT’s 1906 isn’t just the first port of call for a top night out for a show, but a very good restaurant in its own right…As the curtain fell on the evening, I realised that the quality of food and very reasonable prices of 1906 would lead to an inevitable, and welcome, encore." Evening Express

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1906 @ HMT - Charity Ball
Thursday 13 March

1906 @ HMT - Charity Ball

"HMT’s 1906 isn’t just the first port of call for a top night out for a show, but a very good restaurant in its own right…As the curtain fell on the evening, I realised that the quality of food and very reasonable prices of 1906 would lead to an inevitable, and welcome, encore." Evening Express

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Murder Mystery 2 @ HMT
Thursday 13 March

Murder Mystery 2 @ HMT

"HMT’s 1906 isn’t just the first port of call for a top night out for a show, but a very good restaurant in its own right…As the curtain fell on the evening, I realised that the quality of food and very reasonable prices of 1906 would lead to an inevitable, and welcome, encore." Evening Express

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Murder Mystery 1 @ HMT
Thursday 13 March

Murder Mystery 1 @ HMT

"HMT’s 1906 isn’t just the first port of call for a top night out for a show, but a very good restaurant in its own right…As the curtain fell on the evening, I realised that the quality of food and very reasonable prices of 1906 would lead to an inevitable, and welcome, encore." Evening Express

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Weddings @ HMT
Thursday 13 March

Weddings @ HMT

"HMT’s 1906 isn’t just the first port of call for a top night out for a show, but a very good restaurant in its own right…As the curtain fell on the evening, I realised that the quality of food and very reasonable prices of 1906 would lead to an inevitable, and welcome, encore." Evening Express

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Dare to Care @ The Lemon Tree
Tuesday 11 March

Dare to Care @ The Lemon Tree

This production brings together the award winning team of Stellar Quines Artistic Director Muriel Romanes and designer Keith McIntyre who together created The Unconquered, winner of the Best New Play in the Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland, 2007.

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Quartet @ The Lemon Tree
Saturday 08 March

Quartet @ The Lemon Tree

March Moves 2014, Citymoves Dance Agency presents Quartet, Rosalind Masson & Jack Webb Quartet is performed and created by these two contrasting choreographers, rising talents of Scotland´s dance scene. Idiosyncratic energy meets fluid and dynamic form, a man and woman explore different faces of the same coin. With extraordinary live music from sound artist and composer Jan Hendrickse, and DroneShaman James T. McKay of The Cosmic Dead.

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Dreamboats and Petticoats

Published Tuesday 29 November

At His Majesty's Theatre, Mon 21 - Sat 26 November 2011

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