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Concert is a rare opportunity to see Tom Robinson live

Issue No. 2413

This is a rare opportunity to see Tom Robinson play live. Tom began recording music with his band Cafe Society in the early 1970s.

But most of us will be familiar with the Tom Robinson Band’s (TRB) angry and political music.

Its lyrics railed against the fascist National Front, police murder and oppression. TRB’s 1978 and ’79 albums Power in the Darkness and TRB2 had powerful tracks, including Better Decide Which Side You’re On, Blue Murder and Glad To Be Gay. 

TRB played the first Anti Nazi League/Rock Against Racism festival alongside The Clash in Victoria Park in 1978. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s Tom continued to record interesting music.

He’s retained the political edge, recently writing a song for the Justice Alliance. 

Tom hasn’t toured regularly since 2002—this performance is not to be missed. 

Tom Robinson, Friday 1 August. The Jazz Cafe, Camden, London NW1 7PG. mamacolive.com/thejazzcafe and tomrobinson.com

 


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