26th March: 8.00pm
An evening with Tom Robinson and Roe.
Veteran campaigner Tom Robinson will host an evening of stripped down songs and storytelling at the Crescent Arts Centre.
Tom has enjoyed success over the years with songs such as War Baby, Glad To Be Gay and Power In The Darkness, while Paul’s debut album with TWBS won the 2018 NI Music Prize. The evening will also include a tribute to journalist and poet Gavin Martin – who Tom knew as a teenage fanzine writer when TRB played Belfast in 1977 – and who Paul performed with 40 years later in 2017 at the Belfast Empire.
Tom’s musical journey began in 1974 when his first band was discovered by Ray Davies, and included a BBC ban for being Glad To be Gay, rocking against racism alongside The Clash, headlining 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.
Having made his peace with the BBC, he’s presented programmes on all the corporation’s national radio networks, and his broadcasting work has won two Sony Radio Academy awards.
During this solo show, expect intimate versions of classics such as War Baby, Glad To Be Gay and 2-4-6-8 Motorway alongside stories from behind the scenes and a sprinkling of fan favourites from his extensive back catalogue.
Our new support act is the brilliant Roe (Roisin Donald) who has just received the BBC Northern Ireland & Arts Council of Northern Ireland Young Musicians’ Platform Award, as well as winning ‘Best Emerging Artist’ at the NI Music Prize in 2018.