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NEWS January 2017 ONWARDS

watch out for the release of Robin Bibi and Tony Martens new DVD "BLUES AT THE COLOUR HOUSE", filmed, edited and produced by Blake Powell on Sunday January 8th 2017 at the COLOUR HOUSE THEATRE , Merton Abbey Mills SW19... more info about the Colour House Theatreor to book tickets in advance see www.colourhousetheatre.co.uk
(Advance booking not essential)

ROBIN BIBI
PRESS RELEASE
Robin Bibi – No More a Secret
Released 8th July, 2016
ASHWOOD018 / Plastic Head Distribution (UK)
CD & Download – UPC 634158625183
http://www.robinbibiband.co.uk

Following several self-released albums, an EP recorded in Muscle Shoals, hundreds of gigs and festival appearances all over the world and a clutch of award nominations, the British Blues scene’s best kept secret signs to Ashwood Records and releases his most powerful album to date.

Whilst Robin Bibi has been thrilling audiences up and down the UK with his trademark ‘Texas meets South London’ brand of blues/rock for long enough to know what it really means to pay your dues – appearing alongside such luminaries as Chuck Berry, Van Morrison, Bob Geldof and Jethro Tull along the way – his new album No More a Secret is surprisingly his first album of totally original songs, all his own work. This album has been a long time coming and understandably enough, it takes no prisoners.

From the opening bars of Play with its Celtic influence, to the heartfelt climax of No Label On Me, Robin is utterly uncompromising in the quality of his songwriting and musicianship and clearly demostrates mastery of his genre while adding some unique personal touches along the way. There’s the hard rocking of In Too Deep, Fast Lane Busy and No Label On Me, the melancholy blues of Packing My Posessions, the out-and-out funk of Get In It and the sheer joy of the title track with its soulful crossover style.

Robin is joined by one of the UK’s finest rhythm sections, Tony Marten on bass guitar and vocals and Craig Bacon on drums and some well-placed percussion. There is also the added value of one of the UKs premiere horn sections The Blackjack Horns, comprising Gary Barnacle, Nik Carter and Jack Birchwood, whose seasoned expertise adds the finishing touches to these blistering tracks.

In Robin, Ashwood Records recognises a unique approach to the blues/rock genre and they share a mutual committment to the highest production standards. Robin is allowed the freedom for the full range of his talents to shine, taking in his skills as a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter and is given the support deserving of a true blues artist.

No More a Secret is released digitally worldwide and general physical release in the UK from Friday 8th July, distributed by Plastic Head Distribution.


Thanks so much to the TUESDAY NIGHT MUSIC CLUB for this lovely review of our recent gig there

When Robin Bibi takes to the stage you can have 100% confidence you're going to have a great night. And when he's accompanied by Craig Bacon and Tony Marten it becomes an unmissable gig.
A packed out Club last night was witness to what can almost be termed the rebirth of The Robin Bibi Band. We thought they were good last year when they played but this year they knocked it out of the park. The set now chooses to exclude any covers and concentrate on Robins own releases, particularly songs from his new album 'No More A Secret'. For some bands that could be a problem but Robin, Tony and Craig held the audience in the palms of their hands for the whole night.
We can't really find words to describe just how good they were - the whole night was an absolute masterclass. There'll be photos and videos of last night popping up soon but you really do have to see them live. So do yourself a favour and catch them on the rest of their tour - if they are half as good as they were last night you will not be disappointed.
Our thanks to Robin, Tony and Craig and every person who came through our door last night. To the hard working bar staff and of course to Simon Taylor for the usual immaculate sound.


JUNE 9th 2016 ...watch out for the release of the new Robin Bibi Band studio album recorded at Ashwood Studios Norfolk...Robin has now signed to ASHWOOD RECORDS and The Album will be launched at the Beaverwood Club Chislehurst !!
9 new all original self penned songs, four of which feature the BLACKJACK HORNS, Nik Carter, Jack Birchwood and the legendary Gary Barnacle! The band are already featuring most of these songs in their live set and they have all been really well recieved.

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and we'd really like to thank PAUL JONES for playing "FAST LANE'S BUSY" on his Radio 2 monday evening show!!


 Robin is featured on the front cover of the July edition of BLUES IN BRITAIN magazine and is featured in an interview with Moray Stewart... www.bluesinbritain.org

And "No More A Secret" is due to be reviewed and Robin featured in forthcoming editions of "BLUES MATTERS" magazine ...thanks to all involved!! www.bluesmatters.com


Robin has also appeared on various radio shows including "Rock on the Ridge" with Bob Wilson and Julia Hocken, "Blues on the Marsh" with Kevin Beale and "The Blues is Back" on Saint FM with Tim Aves and Croydon Radio with Richard Dunning.. more to follow..


There are lots of festival appearances notably the bands debut at the fantastic "A NEW DAY FESTIVAL " in Favershan , Kent and also the debut at the CONGLETON JAZZ and BLUES FESTIVAL in Congleton, Cheshire..and the NO MORE A SECRET Album launch Tour this summer ...see www.robinbibiband.co.uk/gigs

Robin is also very pleased to endorse ROTOSOUND Strings...! thanks to Coral and the great team working there!


2015 UPDATE +1 ! ROBIN WINS WRC AWARD FOR BEST GUITAR SOLO IN 2014!
Robin has won an award for Best Guitar Solo from the WRC club of Great Britain, ahead of solos by Joe Bonamassa and Richie Sambora! Many thanks Guys!! see www.wrinklyrockersclub.com or go on You Tube and search Robin Bibi at Bluesfest

2015 UPDATE +2 ! LIVE @THE RAM JAM "PICK OF THE MONTH"!

Robin Bibi & Tony Marten's new Album "LIVE! @ THE RAM JAM" was voted one of the four "Pick of the Month" albums by the IBBA (Independant Blues Broadcasters Association) for March 2015 alongside new releases from Ian Siegal, 24 Pesos and the Laura Holland Band .. the album has had  plenty of airplay including on Paul Jones' RnB show on BBC radio 2 ! Big thanks to all the IBBA presenters for their support especially Kevin Beale, Tim Aves, Tony Corner, Martin Clarke and Richard Dunning for more info visit www.bluesbroadcasters.co.uk
and also big thanks to all the lovely peeps who came to the launch ...we packed out the Bulls Head...!!

FESTIVAL NEWS 2015

The Band performed a very succesful gig at BROADSTAIRS BLUES BASH.. and there are a string of festivals in the book for 2015  2 appearances at SWANAGE BLUES FESTIVAL in March and October, the debut performance at the BOWNESS BLUES FESTIVAL at the end of March, another 5 nights at BLUES ON THE BAY in Warrenpoint, Co. Down in May, WITTSTOCK in West Wittering in June, BLUES ON THE MEADOW in Aldermaston and DEREHAM BLUES FESTIVAL in Norfolk in July, LEYHILL festival Chesham in August, the debut at NEWARK BLUES FESTIVAL in September and the BOOGALOO BLUES FESTIVAL in december! for details see our gigs page ...watch this space!   
        
 3 NOMINATIONS IN 2014!!!
Robin was nominated twice in the British Blues awards for 2014 in best acoustric act and best guitarists categories...and also nominated by the WRC for best guitar solo of 2014...more links and info to follow...!

NEW RELEASE SOON!!!

WATCH OUT for the release of ROBIN BIBI/TONY MARTEN'S LIVE DUO ALBUM "LIVE AT THE RAM JAM" ..the Album will be launched at the Bulls Head Barnes on Monday 16th March 2015!

****STOP PRESS !!! ROBINS NEW SINGLE/EP "BIBI AT MUSCLE SHOALS" NOW AVAILABLE...!! Recorded at FAME studios Muscle Shoals Alabama where such classics as "Mustang Sally " and "Land of a Thousand Dances" were recorded along with classics by legends such as Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin and Clarence Carter were recorded...PHEW!!!!**** Thanks to Lucy Piller , Steve Papa T Turner and Ryan Boss for making this possible and of course the very cool engineer, John Gifford III...!


The BB Band just keep treading the boards on their never ending mission to keep their music Live and Accesible to all.... And are taking bookings for venues and festivals in 2015...


In 2014 the BB Band were booked to play no less than 14 festivals..

They are.....

19th April Delirium Blues Festival, Lichtervelde, Belgium /www.facebook.com/DeliriumBluesFestival

23-27 May Blues on the Bay , Warren Point , County Down, N.Ireland (TBC) ...(the bands 6th time here!!!) www.bluesonthebay.co.uk/

7th June White Cliffs Blues Festival, Dover www.whitecliffsmusic.weebly.com


26th June Blues On The Farm, Chichester...

5th July Blues on The Meadow, Aldamaston, Berks (6th Time here!) www.bluesonthemeadow.com/

12 July Gravesend Blues Festival, Gravesend, Kent www.wrinklyrockersclub.co.uk

19th July Ealing Blues Festival www.officiallylondon.com/...festivals/ealing-blues-festival-2014

24th August Richmond Festival , Richmond, Surrey *** CANCELLED*** :-(

25th August Leyhill Music Festival, Leyhill near Chesham, Bucks

27 Sept Blues In the City , Chelmsford (Non profit Festival..raising money for Helen Rollason Cancer Charity) afternoon appearance

28th Sept Southsea Folk  n Roots festival, Southsea

3-5th Oct Swanage Blues n Roots festival , Swanage, Dorset www.swanage-blues.co.uk

15th Oct Herne Hill Music Festival

5-7 Boogaloo Blues Weekend, Heathlands Hotel, Bournemouth www.boogaloopromotions.com

ATLANTA 2014....



TWO SHOWS ONLY in the Atlanta area.

Fri 1st Aug 2014 Acoustic with Andrew Black - Cinco's in Cumming GA

Sat 2nd Aug 2014 Sweetwater Inn - Austell GA 9-1 Special Guest with The Barry Richman Band (Electric)

Muscle Shoals Tour
Confirmed Dates

Tues 5th Aug - Fame Studios Muscle Shoals (Recording)
Weds 6th Aug Muscle Shoals.
Thurs 7th Aug - Swampers- Marriott Hotel - Florence AL
Fri 8th New show Champy's Muscle Shoal's
Sat 9th Mr Gips Alabana - Guest appearance


Plans are afoot for new recordings...Robin is writing new material in preparation for a new BB Band studio album, and recordings are now well under way..this is shaping up to be an Album well worth waiting for and well overdue with 100% new original material that the band is as we speak putting through its paces on live shows!!!

Also Robin and Tony Marten have recorded an acoustic album which will be called "LIVE AT THE RAM JAM" recorded at the Ram Jam Club in Kingston Upon Thames featuring some of the favourites from their highly successful duo gigs... for release later this year.. Reserve a copy here...!!


  And more Radio.. Robin has appeared again on the  Blues Session with Martin Clarke www.thebluessession.co.uk, The Friday session with Colin Etches on Trent FM which he has co-presented with Colin www.trentsound.com/blues., the Roots n Country show with Russell Hill of Maverick Magazine on Express FM www.expressfm.com,.. and Robins made his debut on Kevin Beale's show "Blues on the Marsh" broadcasting to the Romney marsh area and of course on line and the BB Band has had extensive world wide airplay this year..including airplay on these stations...And in August a live guest spot at Radio Station WRFG in Atlanta Georgia on Larry Eaglins morning Blues show... what a blast...!
and the BB Band has had extensive world wide airplay this year..including airplay on these stations...

WRFG (ATLANTA, USA)
KPFT FM (USA)
Radio Gets Wild
Black n Blues (UK)
Xtra Sound Radio (USA)
Rock the Blues Radio (Germany)
Blues and Boogie Radio (USA)
Monday Morning Blues (USA)
Cairns FM 891
Top Blues (Netherlands)
5 GTR (Australia)
Future Radio (USA)
tvenschedefm.nl (Netherlands)

2013 saw the re-release of the bands second album "Language Of Your Soul" which has been out of stock for three years after the first two editions sold out. Also the re-release of the highly acclaimed "Switch On The Live" which sold out of its first edition earlier this year...There is also a limited edition album on Note Records of Robin with Alan Glen (yardbirds, Nine Below Zero,) truly one of the UKs finest blues harmonica players...

In the meantime in 2013 the band played at the Great British Rock festival, Skegness (2nd time),Broadstairs Blues Bash,(2nd time) the Swanage Blues festival (Twice), Blues on the Meadow Aldermaston (4th appearance headlining!), Blues on the Bay Northern Ireland (4th time), Weyfest (3rd Time), Blues At the Mills Merton Abbey Mills (14th time!!!), Guisborough festival Yorkshire, and the Boogaloo festival in Bournemouth.

Other festivals the band have made past appearances in include Blues on the Farm, Blues at the Fort, Ealing blues Festival, Beer RnB festival (12 times!), Colne(4 times), Burnley (2 times) Dragon blues festival, Ashburton Festival, Darlington Market Square festival, Harvest time blues Ireland (3 Times), Roots n River Festival Finland (3 Times) Summertime Blues festival finland, SjyRock festival Norwary (2 times)  Haarelbecke festival Belgium etc etc..

The Band have worked alongside many high profile artists such as Bob Geldof, Osibisa, Jethro Tull, BB King, Robben Ford , Albert Lee, UB40, Echo and the Bunnymen, the Stranglers..etc etc etc..

In the meantime keep checking our gigs page ...we are always out there somewhere in solo duo or trio format . AND HELP US TO KEEP MUSIC LIVE AND ACCESSIBLE!!!


2012 and the BB Band traveling circus rolled on...

Robin made his US debut August 1st-15th with gigs in and around Atlanta , GA...!!..
Weds 1st ... Darwins Blues n Burgers+ Andrew Black
Fri 3rd...Henrys Louisiana Bar & Grill Ackworth
Sat 4th ..Abbey Road Marietta
Weds 8th ..Niks Bar
Thurs 9th..Montanas Marietta (Duo + Andrew Black)
Fri 10th...Darwins Blues n Burgers...
Sat 11th Mr Gipps... Alabama

see USA BLOG "STEVIE RAY OF THE UK"!!!

The BB Band were booked at a string of festivals in 2012 on January 29th Robin made a solo appearance at the BUTLINS BLUES FESTIVAL, SKEGNESS...
 We rocked the Farnham Maltings in early feb and recieved a standing ovation...!! we got more good stuff has come up notably our first appearance at Broadstairs Blues Bash playing Balmoral Wine Bar at 4pm on Sunday Feb 19 this went down a storm and we have now been Re booked ....

we  played Swanage festival again ,possibly our best ever weekend there....and  we have played Bangor on Dee blues and Real ale festival, Blues on the Bay at Warren Point N.Ireland, Ashburton festival, Blues on the Meadow Aldermaston, etc etc + our first proper mini tour in Georgia/Alabama in august..watch this space and check our gigs page

February 19th the debut at BROADSTAIRS BLUES BASH www.broadstairsbluesbash.com

Early March a return to the ever popular SWANAGE BLUES FESTIVAL

May 12 BANGOR ON DEE BLUES AND REAL ALE FESTIVAL

THURS MAY 17.. (A SPECIAL NIGHT) ..THE RED ROOM @  THE EALING CLUB (LEGENDARY HOME OF BRITISH R. N' B )... OPPOSITE EALING BROADWAY STATION ....www.ealing-club.co.uk ...please support us here..! + special guests THE RIOTOUS BROTHERS..! (SEE GIG GUIDE)

Late May a return to WARREN POINT , CO.DOWN N.IRELAND for the BLUES ON THE BAY FESTIVAL
www.bluesonthebay.com

 June 3rd our debut at the AHBURTON BLUES FESTIVAL (SOLO) www.ashburtonbluesfestival.com (Festival line up includes ERIC BIBB, ELKIE BROOKS, ANDY FAIRWEATHER LOWE...!)

June 22-24 our debut weekend tour in Scotland info www.smokieblues.com

Early July another show at BLUES ON THE MEADOW, Aldermaston , Berkshire (HEADLINING!!)

All these gigs have been very successful....

USA BLOG 2012

STEVIE RAY OF THE UK...!!!

writing this in Roswell GA at Lucy Piller’s house....Our First proper Stateside shows in Georgia and Alabama....Our US rhythm section on this trip has been "Mighty" John Mc Knight on Drums /Vocals and Joe "Lex" Luther on 6-string bass...a dream Rhythm Section, two of the most highly rated players in N. Atlanta ...!
After a live interview on radio station WRFG with UK Bob on his "London to Louisiana Good Morning Blues " show www.wrfg.org the first BB Band gig at Henry’s Louisiana Grill in Acworth on Friday rocked out and Henry the owner called us the "Stevie Ray of the UK"... following this on the Saturday another rocking show at Abbey Road Club Marietta...in the meantime two acoustic shows with the wonderful Andrew Black at Montana’s Club and another at Wild Wing club ...
Another set fronting a Jam night at Nik’s Back Porch with Lex and John on the Wednesday...then on the Friday onto a show at Darwin’s,in Marietta one of the best blues clubs in the area where the audience included Barry Richman and Truett Lollis, two of the finest guitarists working in the area...And the last full band gig of the trip, a trip to Bessemer, Alabama to play a real JUKE JOINT, Gips Place...This was reeeaaally special as this is one of the last remaining proper JUKE JOINTS in Alabama run by the extraordinary youthful 88 year old blues singer/Guitarist/ Gravedigger by day Henry Gipson AKA MR GIPS!!
Having played a short set with him in the afternoon at the Marvel City Music Festival it was back to the club for the gig in the evening.. What a vibe!! After an opening prayer from the MC to bless the gig and audience, the place was mobbed with all ages, colours and creeds..a great cross section of people who all came for one purpose...to listen to great music and party...and party they did to such an extent that security were almost called at one point but everything was pure fun...Mr Gips is such a character and the experience was like going back in time..Old and young rubbing shoulders and all for a common purpose..They have been running since 1952!!! I cant say enough just google Gips Place, Bessemer Alabama...
After the gig at Gips Place which ended at 2am we drove to Muscle Shoals which was about 3 hours away, the next day I had a video/audio session which is being prepared for Muscle Shoals Radio and then a guided tour of the studios at Muscle Shoals notably 3614 JACKSON HIGHWAY where many soul
classics were recorded for Atlantic records in the 60s and Rock classics such as Eric Clapton’s Layla and the Rolling Stones Brown Sugar were recorded in the early 70s...wow. That evening I performed as a guest at the Swampers Bar and Grille at the Marriott Hotel Resort in  Florence Al.   ..On the last day of the Alabama trip went to Cypress Moon studios where the Muscle Shoals Rhythm section made their home in the 80s and a visit to Alabama’s Music Hall of Fame in Tuscumbia..
 
Thank you to Steve "Papa" Turner for organisation and wonderful hospitality.!
It’s been a great trip and we have made lots of new friends...Roll on the next one...!!!
 
Thanks to the amazing Lucy Piller for her help, support and general personal/artist management in USA!! without her help this could not have happened!! and check out www.allrightnow.com

BACK TO THE UK.... ON THE ROAD AGAIN!

FRI 17TH BALMORAL WINE BAR 27 ALBION ST BROADSTAIRS KENT CT10 1LU (ON STAGE 4.30 PM ) 01843 865327

SUN 19TH BENTWORTH BLUES FESTIVAL, THE STAR INN BENTWORTH NR ALTON HANTS...ON STAGE 4.30PM www.star-inn.com....tickets call 01420 561224

FRIDAY 24 BLUES AT THE MILLS FESTIVAL, COLOUR HOUSE THEATRE, ABBEYFEST, MERTON ABBEY MILLS, MERANTUN WAY LONDON SW19 2RD (9PM) box office 0208 542 5511 or pay on the door..www.colourhousetheatre.co.uk/abbeyfest

SAT 25 AFTERNOON SOLO SHOW AT SOUTHSEA BLUES AND ROOTS FESTIVAL 3pm @ AUCKLAND ARMS NETLEY ROAD PO5 3NB www.webplus.barkingspider.abelgratis.com

SUN 26 MERTON ABBEY MILLS DUO ON THE BANDSTAND @ 1PM + CHLOEE CHRISTMAS www.colourhousetheatre.co.uk/abbeyfest

Sept 16 our debut at the DARLINGTON MARKET SQUARE FESTIVAL (MAIN ACT-ANDY FAIRWEATHER-LOW)

Sept 22 our Debut in TENBY ,WALES playing the DE VALANCE PAVILION

Early Oct another return to the SWANAGE BLUES N ROOTS FESTIVAL www.swanage-blues.org

mid oct an appearance at the BEER R N B FESTIVAL  (15TH ANNIVERSARY)

DEC 7-10 BOURNEMOUTH BLUES WEEKEND (BOOGALOO PROMOTIONS) THE HEATHLANDS , GROVE ROAD , BOURNEMOUTH BH1 3AY www.boogaloopromotions.com other artists on the bill include BUDDY WHITTINGTON , KING KING and THE PRODUCERS....

Watch this space for more news...!!!

Its all go!!! please check our gigs page for full details.....!!!

LIVE NEWS SUMMER 2011

ANOTHER ATLANTA AUGUST....

another hot and humid musical visit to the house of LUCY PILLER(www.allrightnow.com) in Roswell, N.Atlanta Ga, USA..Looking forward to sweet Georgia sunshine and sweet Georgia music...!! on arrival on the Monday we are taken straight out on our first night to the  TAVERN AT BELLS FERRY ..thanks to Heidi Paquet and JIM NICOLETTA who lent me his semi acoustic Epiphone and then his USA Stratocaster for the entire length of my stay....

On the Tuesday we attended another top quality jam session in Marietta at MONTANAS .....where we were lucky enought to reaqaint ourselves with one of Atlantas finest guitar players BARRY RICHMAN...www.barryrichman.com
 
Wednesday night went to Gibsons to see another of N.Atlantas top young Guitarists MARTY MANOUS...www.martymanousband.com

On Thursday I reunited with the Voice of Atlanta, my good friend  ANDREW BLACK for a well recieved acoustic duo gig at the aforementioned MONTANAS....Andrew has a voice you will never tire of...

on Friday i was lucky enough to become part of the ANDREW BLACK BAND for a gig at HENRYS LOUISIANA GRILL...A Rockin night with an excellent band with LEX LUTHER on Bass and ELIZABETH TULL on drums played to a packed house who were ready to partaaaay...!!

On Saturday I was taken to see another outstanding young local blues guitarist TRUETT LOLLIS....a real blues master at a very young age complete with his excellent "lockedtite" rhythm section JONATHAN NORWOOD  on Bass and THERON PETERSON on drums..i was invited up to perform and we had a fun guitar duel which enraptured the audience who would not let me sit down again...!!

On Sunday i was part of the House band jamming at Players...featuring ANDREW BLACK, with DOUG SAKO on drums and KEMPER WATSON.on bass...some excellent players came including Truett Lollis again and also the unique HARPER HARRIS...who invited us for a free tour of the Civil War/ Railway museum in Kennesaw where we got to see the the awesome locomotive "The General"!!

On Monday we guested at  BARRY RICHMANS jam at the Dixie Tavern with an all star line up including HOLDCELL www.holdcell.net, GRAHAMS NUMBER www.grahamsnumbermusic.com and the hugely talented and very original BRIAN CAMERON www.myspace.com/reluctantsaints and not forgetting another unforgettable duet with ANDREW BLACK....

And last but not least on the Wednesday one of the best jams of all with drummer JOHN MCNIGHT and bassist LEX LUTHER at NIKS BAR..Also featuring ex Earth Wind and Fire Guitarist RICHARD SMITH...phew....!!! some really wicked music including sets from TRUETT LOLLIS and BRIAN CAMERON...



Once more a BIG THANK YOU to the lovely LUCY PILLER for all her help and hospitality...And thanks to Robert Piller for the use of his Guitar and I.T. support and getting me anew No1 Stretch Strap..!! Another unforgettably good time and thanks to every one who once more gave us huge doses of that Sunny Georgia warmth and hospitality...!!

Next year we will back for real to do our first proper tour as the Robin Bibi Band...we are working on it so watch this space and watch out North Atlanta we WILL ROCK YOU....!!


LIVE NEWS SUMMER 2011

Thanks to you all who came to see the "Voice of Atlanta" Andrew Black ...we had a fabulous time playing some very successful shows with him in the UK and also at the Summertime Blues Festival in Rovaniemi Finland...and Robin is making another visit to Atlanta this August to play some shows with Andrew ...check out www.andrewblackmusic.com ...also thanks to all of you who put up some great youtube footage...

THE REST OF 2011

The BB Band are continuing to rock the UK, US and Ireland...Robin is making another visit to Atlanta between the 8th-18th August to do some shows with Andrew Black...on his return there are festival appearances coming up at the STAR BENTWORTH on August 20th www.star-inn.co.uk , BLUES AT THE MILLS MERTON ABBEY MILLS on August 26th www.colourhousetheatre.co.uk/abbeyfest/ , the CROWN LEYHILL FESTIVAL on August 27th www.thecrownleyhill.co.uk and then Harvest Time Blues County Monaghan, republic of ireland september 1st-4th www.harvestblues.com. .

After this there is an appearance at the prestigous EEL PIE CLUB on Weds Sept 7th www.eelpieclub.com and then on the Friday Sept 9th Robin will once again be the guest of MARTIN CLARKE on his award winning BLUES SESSION on Radio Wey ..Tune in between 9-11pm to hear Robin playing live and talking about his music.....

Another visit to the North of England for shows in Darlington and Maryport on sept 30th -Oct 2nd...following this another weekend at the well established SWANAGE BLUES & ROOTS FESTIVAL Oct 7-9th www.swanage-blues.org ...

and on November 11th & 12th the bands debut at the Carlisle Blues Festival
www.carlislebluesfestival .....as well as playing their usual round of gigs in the South East...for details visit the gig page...



MORE LIVE NEWS 2011

The BB Band just keep on keepin it live at some great venues and festivals over the Summer

On Saturday 21st May they made their debut appearance at BLUES AT THE FORT Portsmouth

www.bluesathefort.co.uk



And on the 26th-30th May they returned to Northern Ireland for the annual International Blues on the Bay Festival at Warren Point, County down
www.bluesonthebay.com...


On Friday June 2nd a return to the SQUARE AND COMPASSES, ILMINSTER for another Stevie Ray Vaughan Celebration night..

On Sunday June 5th Robin  ran another Rock/Blues guitar workshop/Masterclass at the Berrylands Hotel Surbiton KT5 for budding Rock/Blues guitarists...with a chance to jam with the BB Band in the evening..place ar still available..!SEE WORKSHOP PAGE

On Friday 17th june the Band returned to the BOARHUNT BLUES CLUB near Fareham.. 
www.boarhuntblues.com

  On  Sun June 26th  the Bands appearance 3rd year running at the STRAWBERRY HILL MUSIC DAY www.strawberryhillmusicday.co.uk...

On Thursday June 30th the Band played FARNHAM MALTINGS, Bridge Square, Farnham www.boogaloopromotions.com ..
www.boogaloopromotions.com

And on July 2nd their third BILL TOPPING appearance at BLUES ON THE MEADOW Aldermaston... www.bluesonthemeadow.com.
www.bluesonthemeadow.com

See you on the Road...!!



BB'S RETURN TO ATLANTA

Mid August in Atlanta Georgia...hot, humid and nothin to do but hang and Jam...(And a little bit of shopping...!!!)
Six years on from my first....My second visit to the Lovely Lucy Piller's house in Roswell just North of Atlanta...I was figuring on havin a veeery chilled 8 days ...but little did I know there was a hectic schedule planned for me...!!.... I arrived on monday night tired but happy and Lucy took me straight down to O'Malleys Irish Bar to sit in with my dear friend the wonderful Andrew Black (
www.andrewblackmusic.com ...) I've decided one of my missions is to spread the word in the UK re Andrew...his voice can turn anyones knees to jelly ...the man has soooo much soul.... I was lucky enough to do 4 more gigs with Andrew...

Tuesday night another duo gig at Paddy's......and on the Weds we went to Niks bar to attend the Mike Martin band's jam featuring the amazing voice of drummer John Mcknight and Mike Martin himself ..an awe inspiring fusion master guitar player who has now been picked up by Steve Vai..!!..... (www.mikemartinmusic.com). Thursday turned out to be the most hectic day of all.....In the afternoon Andrew and myself popped into a local studio (at one hours notice!!) to record our version of the Robert Johnson classic "If I Had Possession over Judgement Day" with yours truly on vocals and echoey guitar... And later in the afternoon on the same day another great connection was made with English Bassist Dave Hewitt (Ex Humble Pie and now back in the Reunited UK 70s Rock Band "Babe Ruth")...we went to visit him doing a gig in a rather upmarket restaurant and his Guitar Player had not turned up due to car problems....Dave asked me if i was carrying a guitar and I ended up doing an impromptue gig with his band...anything to help out a fellow muso!!! then it was straight onto a gig with Andrew on the Roof of a really Funky Mexican bar, Cino's rooftop bar in Alpharetta .....Phew!!!!

On the Friday night we retuned to Niks bar and sat in with the amazin Barry Richman band and there is some fab footage of this on youtube...Barry Richman is one of the most highly rated guitarists in the Atlanta area who is a Master of Blues, Fusion ,Rock, jazz and country and has great taste and feel in all of these styles......

On Saturday Andrew and I played a house party at Lucy's for invited guests..and there is more footage of this on my facebook page and Youtube....the first gig for me playing my lovely new Martin acousic guitar...!!!!!! Sunday another gig with Andrew in the afternoon...hot and sultry (but very cool..!!!!) and actually a rest in the evening..!!! Then on Monday 2 jam sessions...firstly at Bella's with John Mcknight and the remarkable Lefty Williams...and second at Lola's Jam at the Northside Tavern...all human life (and the lead guitarist from the Temptations) was at this one... .

What a week!! I wont forget this in a hurry and Huge Thanks to Lucy Piller for giving up her time working on www.allrightnow.com and making all this happen....and looking after me and hey...those ice creams dipped in chocolate...mmmmm!!! Also huge Thanks to Andrew Black for his help and inspiration... and all the other musicians and folk I met who made me feel so welcome ....it wont be too long before I'm back and spreading the word of the Robin Bibi Band music into Atlanta for real.....

3 DAY BLUES/ROCK ELECTRIC GUITAR WORKSHOP

The first workshops were a great success, and Robin hopes to follow up with further similar events. See Workshop page on left menu.

     
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