Tom Robinson - Is playing a very special London show in December

December 8th 2017
London, Nell's Jazz and Blues, UK
70's Gay friendly Singer / Songwriter comes to the the Jazz and Blues

Tom Robinson delighted to announce he will be performing at Nell's Jazz and Blues on Friday 8th December. Tom Robinson first became known in the late 1970's as a musician and LGBT activist with the Tom Robinson Band (TRB) who were early supporters of Rock against Racism and Amnesty International. In 1977 their top five debut release '2-4-6-8 Motorway' became one of the landmark singles of the UK Punk era.

Other hits included 'Glad to be Gay, Up against the Wall' and the band's debut album 'Power in the Darkness' which went gold in the UK and Japan. As a solo artist Tom had further solo hits in 1983 with 'War Baby' and 'Atmospherics: Listen to the Radio' and co wrote songs with Peter Gabriel, Elton John and Dan Hartman. His fourteenth studio album 'Only the Now' was released in 2015 featuring guests such as Billy Bragg, John Grant and Ian McKellen. Recent festival dates include Latitude, Green Man and headlining the Left Field stage at Glastonbury 2016.

As a radio broadcaster Tom hosts three shows a week on BBC Radio 6 Music, is a member of the Ivor Novello Awards committee and in 2016 was awarded a fellowship of LIPA to recognition his support for new music artists through BBC Introducing.

To mark the 40th anniversary of '2-4-6-8 Motorway' in October 2017, Tom pays tribute to the original Tom Robinson Band by performing his entire 'Power in the Darkness' album back at London's legendary 100 Club with a classic four piece lineup. His incendiary live quartet features Faithless drummer Andy Treacey, Richard Ashcroft guitarist Adam Phillips and keyboard virtuoso Jim Simmons plus Tom himself on bass and lead vocals.

Check Out! a live performance Video of 'Glad to be Gay' from the Secret Policeman's Ball Below...

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