An intimate acoustic evening with songsmith, broadcaster, activist and raconteur Tom Robinson. Born in 1950, Tom was mentored by Alexis Korner and first discovered by Ray Davies, who produced his debut album with Café Society back in 1975.
His musical journey has included getting banned by the BBC for being Glad To be Gay, fighting fascism alongside The Clash, playing Glastonbury with Peter Gabriel, writing lyrics for Elton John, drug smuggling in East Germany, two nervous breakdowns and a period in tabloid hell after falling in love with a woman.
Subsequently forgiven by the BBC, he has presented programmes on all seven of the corporation’s national radio networks, and won two Sony Radio Academy awards for his warm and accessible broadcasting style. And after a twenty year recording hiatus, his 2015 comeback LP Only The Now was awarded 4/5 stars in Mojo, 8/10 in Uncut and made a 6 Music Album Of The Day.
Since Tom’s 1978 breakthrough album Power In The Darkness supported causes like Rock Against Racism and Amnesty International, some reviewers have noted similar ‘extreme political views’ in several songs on the new record. “It’s odd” muses Robinson “that nowadays believing in fairness, tolerance and justice seems to make you an extremist.”
This thoughtful one-man show revisits the back catalogue of a master craftsman. Little-known gems sit alongside classics such as War Baby, Glad to Be Gay and 2-4-6-8 Motorway – interspersed with hilarious anecdotes from five decades on the wilder fringes of the music industry.
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Acapela Studio provides pre-concert dining between 6.00pm and 7.45pm from our wood burning pizza oven. To view the current menu visit here. To book a table online, select the date of your event, number of diners and time you require table. The times shown are the only vacancies left. Please complete your email and phone number as this is required to ensure your table is allocated. You will receive confirmation of your booking by email and text.
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Please note that all of our pizzas are made fresh to order and cooked in an authentic wood-fired oven. It may take up to 45 minutes to be served during busy periods.