Born in Cambridge in 1950, Tom Robinson first became known in the late 70s 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 14th 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 TRB by performing his entire Power In The Darkness album back at London’s legendary 100 Club with a classic four piece line-up. 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.

TOUR DATES 2017

October

Date Venue
Tue 10th The Globe Cardiff
Wed 11th The Stables Milton Keynes
Thu 12th The Portland Arms Cambridge
Tue 17th Unity Works Wakefield
Wed 18th The Crescent York
Thu 19th Rescue Rooms Nottingham
Fri 20th Leadmill Sheffield
Sat 21st Home Manchester
Tue 24th 100 Club London SOLD OUT
Wed 25th 100 Club London SOLD OUT
Thu 26th 100 Club London SOLD OUT
Sun 29th King Tut’s Glasgow

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