ANNOUNCES FIRST ALBUM IN 20 YEARS:
‘ONLY THE NOW’
FEATURING ARRAY OF VERY SPECIAL GUESTS
+ EXTENSIVE AUTUMN UK TOUR DATES w/ ALL STAR BAND
Inspired by the new music he has heard through his 6 Music show, Tom Robinson has returned with his first new album in twenty years.
‘Only The Now’ was made with award-winning producer and multi-instrumentalist Gerry Diver and will be released by Pledge Music this coming October. The album can be pre-ordered here.
The songs are as vibrant and edgy as any he’s ever written: the sound of a veteran craftsman – drawing on his long, rich fund of experience – with a renewed energy and purpose. The first track taken from the album ‘Don’t Jump, Don’t Fall’ is already out and features guest vocals from Mancunian artist Lee Forsyth Griffths.
Special guests appearing on the record include:
John Grant, Billy Bragg, Martin Carthy,Colin Firth, Nadine Shah, Lee Forsyth Griffiths, Lisa Knapp, Sir Ian McKellen, TV Smith and Nitin Sawhney.
Tom plays many festivals this summer including Latitude, Wickham and Green Man. He also plays a showcase at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall in September and a 15 date tour with Kitten Pyramid throughout October and November.
Tom’s touring lineup includes Faithless drummer Andy Treacey, producer/multi instrumentalist Gerry Diver, session guitarist Adam Phillips (Richard Ashcroft, Cher, Rod Stewart), and guest vocalist/guitarist Lee Forsyth Griffiths.
TOM ROBINSON 2015 TOUR DATES
Sat 27th – SOMERSET, Glastonbury
Sat 18th – SUFFOLK, Lattitude
Sun 9th – HAMPSHIRE, Wickham Festival
Fri 21st – BRECON BEACONS, Green Man Festival
Thur 17th – SOUTHAMPTON, The Brook
Fri 18th – LONDON, Queen Elizabeth Hall
Sat 19th – RAMSBOTTOM, Ramsbottom Festival
‘The Mighty Sword Of Justice Tour’ with special guests Kitten Pyramid:
Sun 25th – HAILSHAM, Hailsham Pavillion
Mon 26th – STROUD, The Convent
Tue 27th – BURY ST EDMUNDS, The Apex
Wed 28th – NEWBURY, Arlington Arts Centre
Fri 30th – HARPENDEN, Harpenden Public Halls
Sat 31st – LEAMINGTON SPA, The Assembly
Sun 1st – HOLMFIRTH, Picturedrome
Mon 2nd – CAMBRIDGE, Junction
Wed 4th – MANCHESTER, RNCM
Fri 6th – EDINBURGH, Queens Hall
Sat 7th – GLASGOW, Oran Mor
Sun 8th – ABERDEEN, Lemon Tree
Mon 9th – GATESHEAD, Sage
Wed 11th – NOTTINGHAM, Rescue Rooms
Thur 12th – FROME, Cheese & Grain
Tom Robinson is a songwriter and broadcaster born in 1950. His career started in 1975 and he enjoyed chart success fronting his own Tom Robinson Band (TRB) with hits such as Glad To Be Gay, 2-4-6-8 Motorway and Up Against The Wall. After releasing a further ten albums, he began hosting radio programmes on all the BBC’s major networks – where over the past 13 years he’s become a staunch champion of independent bands and emerging artists.
Pre Order ‘Only The Now’ via Pledge Music here: