Robin Bibi & Tony Martin
Date: Jul 4 | Time: 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm | Price: £8 on the door
Robin Bibi Band have been exciting, inspiring and entertaining audiences in the U.K., Ireland , Europe and the USA for 20 years and they just keep on increasing their energy and originality with every show! After an extended period of ” Dues Paying” during which they played at almost all the major UK blues festivals appearing with artists such as Van Morrison , Chuck Berry, Bob Geldof , Dr Feelgood, UB40, Focus, Hawkwind, and many more , Robin signed a deal with Ashwood Records in 2016 and released his most original and critically acclaimed album “No More A Secret” which received extensive AirPlay on local and national radio and peaked at Number 2 in the IBBA playlist in the second half of last year. The band are touring the album which the company plans to release on vinyl soon.
Robin is a seasoned professional and widely regarded as one of the UKs finest blues/ rock guitarists having worked with legends such as the Pretty Things, Ben E. King , Robert Plant and Jimmy Pagebefore he started the Bibi Band.
Robin is also an accomplished acoustic performer , releasing his first solo “ Unplugged “ album “ Fast Life Songs” in 2006. Since then Robin has been regularly performing acoustic shows with well known blues harmonica players such as Alan Glen and Dave “Harpmeister” Raphael as well as the Bass Player from Robins Band , Tony Marten. As well as being a virtuoso bassman who’s credits as well as playing for Robin include recording with George Michael, Tony is also a fine singer/ songwriter himself and is equally at home on acoustic guitar and Banjo . This gives the Robin Bibi / Tony Marten duo a really varied sound and great flexibility in their material. Robin and Tony released their debut album “ Live at The Ram Jam” in 2015 and it immediately attracted a lot of Airplay peaking at no 4 in the IBBA charts and also receiving airplay from Paul Jones on BBC Radio 2 .
They’ve also released a DVD called “Blues At The Mills” which has received critical acclaim and great reviews. Robin and Tony are really looking forward to playing at the Tring Blues Bar and a good time is guaranteed.. !
Robin Bibi – guitar, lead vocals
Hans Ferrao – drums, vocals
Tony Martin – bass, vocals
The Robin Bibi Band have been gigging regularly round the pub and club music venue circuit, mainly in South London and Surrey, and have also been breaking into the festival scene.
The Bibi Band’s live line up is subject to occasional regional changes. Robin can be seen playing with some of the best musicians around – Geoff Cooper, Martin York, Paul Robinson, Chris Bellshaw, Pete Shaw and Ed Spevok. The tried and tested trio format gives each member the space to stretch out and express themselves musically.
It’s exuberant passionate, dynamic, exciting and fun! It’s music played straight from the heart, it will move your head, your heart and of course your feet!
Blues Bar Tring
Tring Park Cricket Club, London road
Tring, Hertfordshire, HP23 6HA