The wonderful 6 music DJ Tom Robinson has long been an avid supporter of new bands via his radio show – and now after a twenty year break from writing and recording – he’s back to making music as well as promoting it.
His album Only the Now is out now and features an absolutely stellar list of guest appearances including John Grant, Nadine Shah, Colin Firth, Billy Bragg, Ian McKellen and Nitin Sawhney.
‘After my second child was born in 1997 I took a break from recording and did more radio work’ says Tom. ‘Both my kids are now grown up now, I’ve turned 65, the decks are clear, and my musical tastes have changed enormously since working at 6 Music. I’ve finally met the right producer for all the songs I’ve had on a backburner for the last 15 years, and the record has exceeded my wildest expectations. Gerry [Driver] creates the kind of fresh, adventurous noises I actually enjoy listening to – and playing on the radio – in 2015.’
Tom’s on tour at the moment, you can catch him at the following venues
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
Tickets are available from www.tomrobinson.com