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The Urban Voodoo Machine at the Robin 2, Bilston.

The audacious Urban Voodoo Machine returned to the Robin 2 to share their brand of irreverent Gypsy rock’n’roll on a miserable night in Bilston. Before we heard from Paul-Ronney Angel and his cohorts we had a few songs from local blues/rockabilly band Dark Circus. Fronted by the imposing Bella Raye, who can certainly crank out the vocals, this 3-piece band…

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Steel Panther – Lower the Bar Tour, Rock City, Nottingham, January 2018.

A three-band line up on a school night always sounds tempting, but when you throw 3 completely different bands into the mix it then gets interesting.   Tonight’s show consists of Toby Jepson’s brand-new band Wayward Son’s as opening support. This band see’s Jepson taking on a slightly heavier than usual sound, much to a lot of his fans delight,…

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The Darkness ‘Tour De Prance’, Rock City, Nottingham December 2nd 2017

The Rock’n’Roll Pantomime that is the Darkness hits Nottingham on a cool Saturday in December. Messrs Hawkins (Justin and Dan), Frankie Poullain and Rufus Tiger Taylor (yes his dad’s Roger of Queen fame), have brought Lowestoft’s finest export to the heart of the Midlands as part of their winter 2017 tour, tonight is party night. Before the Darkness hit the…

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Martin Turner at the Robin 2, Bilston, Wednesday October 4th with support from John Fairhurst.

The Beauty of Chaos Tour. This is the tour in which Martin Turner and his cohorts play Argus in its entirety, something I’ve been looking forward to since the tour was announced. Before we get to hear this though the Bilston audience were entertained by John Fairhurst pulling a solo spot of country-fused blues with a hint of shanty. A…

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Living Colour live at the Robin 2, Bilston by guest reviewer Scott Clarke

The Robin 2 in Bilston has seen many legendary bands over the years and tonight would prove no exception as it played host to New York rockers, Living Colour. Before the headline act, the awaiting crowd were treated to local heroes Stone Broken. Having recently played this venue in support of Glenn Hughes, the Walsall group got proceedings started with…

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The Room – Live DVD (Dutch) Review

The Room – Live @ The Robin 2. Recensie: Rob Birtey (vertaling: Jos Heijmans)   Het is geen geheim dat ik een echte prog-fan ben en daar schaam ik me niet voor. The Room werd in 2010 opgericht door Martin Wilson en Steve Anderson en heeft zijn thuisbasis in Londen/Zuid-Oost Engeland. Het is een hedendaagse rockband met nummers boordevol melodieuze…

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