Valentine's night with Tom Robinson
Supported by Sam Griffiths
Friday 14th February 7.30 pm
The legendary songsmith, broadcaster, activist and raconteur Tom Robinson will be presenting an intimate acoustic evening on the Friday night of the festival. He will be revealing his musical journey over the past 50 years which will include 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. That’s not a bad record to have achieved!
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.
This thoughtful one-man show revisits the back catalogue of a master craftsman. Little-known gems sit alongside classics interspersed with hilarious anecdotes from five decades on the wilder fringes of the music industry.
Be prepared for an evening with a difference!