Previewed: Tom Robinson at Home Manchester

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Tom Robinson returns to Manchester to play at Home, celebrating the 40th anniversary of 2-4-6-8 Motorway.

The Manchester gig, which is part of Manchester Folk Festival, will see him performing his entire Power In The Darkness album.

He will also appear in conversation at Home Manchester the following night in “Glad to be Grey: Tom Robinson in Conversation

Born in Cambridge in 1950, Tom Robinson first became known in the late 1970s 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 5 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.  Whilst 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. He also co-wrote songs with Peter Gabriel, Elton John and Dan Hartman. Robinson released his 14th studio album Only The Now in 2015.  The album featured 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.  He is also 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.

Tom Robinson returns to Manchester after his excellent gig at the Royal Northern College of Music.

Where and when does Tom Robinson play in Manchester?

Tom Robinson performs at Home Manchester on 21 October 2017.  The gig forms a part of Manchester Folk Festival and sees support from Irish Mythen, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin.

Tom Robinson will also appear ‘in conversation’ on 22 October 2017 at Home Manchester.

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