Robin Bibi is one of the UK’s top blues/rock guitarists having paid his dues working with such names as Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Ben.E.King, The Pretty Things and Helen Shapiro
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ROBIN BIBI is one of the UK’s top blues/rock guitarists and having paid his dues working with such names as Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Ben.E.King, The Pretty Things and Helen Shapiro, launched the Robin Bibi Band in the late 90s...
The Band’s debut album "BLUE THRASH THERAPY" was released way back in 1997 and quickly sold out leading to several re-releases. The follow up "LANGUAGE OF YOUR SOUL" was released in 2000 and immediately recieved airplay on Paul Jones' jazz fm show "Jazz Me Blues" .."LIVE THERAPY" the bands first live album was released in 2003 as was the Studio album "TRIBUTE TO FAST" a celebration of the songwriting artistry of Robins old friend Brian Holmes. 2006 saw the release of Robin’s acoustic solo album "FAST LIFE SONGS" which has also received critical acclaim and continues to sell well. 2009 saw the release of the bands second Live album "SWITCH ON THE LIVE" a powerful high energy album capturing the band at its most passionate, exciting and dynamic moments with some inspired musicianship. An Acoustic Live Album "FAST DREAMS COME ALIVE" recorded at the Bulls Head Barnes was released in 2010..."LIVE AT THE OVAL" , a limited edition album featuring Robin and ALAN GLEN, one of the UK's very finest harmomica players (Ex YARDBIRDS, NINE BELOW ZERO) followed soon after... But the most exciting is still yet to come!!!
Robins live shows in Georgia and Alabama in 2012 and 2014 Robin
recorded an EP "BIBI @ MUSCLE SHOALS" at the legendary FAME
STUDIOS in Muscle Shoals, Alabama...the studio where legends such as
Aretha Franklin , Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding , Clarence Carter and
Arthur Conley recorded their biggest hits..This EP has recieved
critical acclaim and is available through the website and at gigs.
& TONY MARTEN -LIVE AT THE RAM JAM!
Robin and Tony
have been working together on an acoustic/electric duo project which
features similar material to the band played in a more rootsy intimate
style. Robin & Tony released their debut acoustic duo album "LIVE
RAM JAM" in 2015..this album has turned out to be one of the most
successful so far! It was voted one of the four "Albums of the Month"
by the IBBA (Independant Blues Broadcasters Association) and it has
recieved extensive airplay on both independant radio and also on the
BBC both national and local and has recieved much critical acclaim with
excellent reviews in the UKs leading Blues magazines..Check the gig
guide for Robin and Tony's acoutic show dates..!
finally its..NO MORE A SECRET!!
SPRING 2016 ROBIN FINALLY SIGNED A RECORDING DEAL WITH ASHWOOD RECORDS
MORE A SECRET", the first album of 100% ORIGINAL ROBIN BIBI
SONGS was released on July 9 2016 to widespread critical acclaim and
immediate major local and national airplay...the album made number 2 in
the Independant Blues Broadcasters playlist in August 2016! This album
is regarded as Robin's finest offering to date...(check out
our news page) and is available on ITunes , Spotify ,
Amazon and all major digital outlets as well as here and on gigs ...and
the album WILL be released on vinyl on 2017 ...the bands first Vinyl
release! and Big Thanks to ASHWOOD MUSIC!!!
COVER OF BLUES IN BRITAIN!
release of NO MORE A SECRET, Robin was featured for the second time on
the front cover of BLUES IN BRITAIN magazine in July 2016! with a great
article and interview from MORAY STUART
ROBIN BIBI ENTERTAINS!!! Blues, Funk, Rock, Reggae (Occasionally!) and Jazz/Fusion are all rolled together in The Robin Bibi Band's own totally unique feel-good concoction. Above all, the Band’s aim is to give their audience a night to remember whilst guaranteeing the best British Blues Rock can offer in a tried and tested, exciting, spontaneous, power trio format with the highest level of musicianship the style can offer.. (and check out the acoustic shows too..)
Band have long been one of the busiest bands
round the Southern music venue circuit and have played most of the
major Blues festivals in the UK, such as Colne, Burnley, Maryport,
Ashburton,Swanage,Blues on the Farm, Weyfest, Ealing Blues Festival etc
on the Bay and Harvest Time Blues in Ireland, and several
Festivals in Europe and Scandanavia. Robin has now made his debut in
the USA playing successful shows in Atlanta, Alabama and Muscle Shoals..
The Bibi Band's live line up is subject to occasional regional changes. Robin always uses the finest musicians around – Bassists Tony Marten,Matt Saunderrs,Chris Belshaw, Pete Shaw and Noah Nelson and Drummers Craig Bacon,Dave Raeburn, Paul Robinson, Wez Johnson, Darby Todd . The tried and tested trio format gives each member the space to stretch out and express themselves musically.
passionate, dynamic, exciting and fun! It's music played straight from
the heart, it will move your head, your heart and of course your feet!
Our music reaches out to young and old alike and our audiences always
leave our gigs smiling...!! :-))))
Check out the
sound for yourself
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