Friends, musicians and listeners – I’m celebrating my 60th birthday in three weeks’ time on June 1st with a self-financed gig at Shepherds Bush Empire in London – and you can help us spread the word about this great night out:
My band includes punk legend TV SMITH on guitar and award-winning composer and producer NITIN SAWHNEY on keyboards. Also Manc soul vocalist LEE GRIFFITHS with his drummer SAM KELLY (ex Circulus), bassist MAX TAYLOR (Groove Armada, Clor, Roots Manuva) electric guitarist ADAM PHILLIPS (Richard Aschcroft, Just Jack) and sax player TIM SANDERS from The Kick Horns (Eric Clapton, Rufus Wainwright, Baba Maal).
BBC 6 Music presenters SHAUN KEAVENY and GIDEON COE will be making their debut public appearance as guest vocalists during the evening, while the whole show will be hosted by STEVE LAMACQ. Musical guests from today’s generation include fast-rising London trio CHEW LIPS, Tyneside indie stars LITTLE COMETS, Domino recording artist EUGENE McGUINNESS and hotly tipped songwriter COSMO JARVIS who’s also authored a series of stunning short films on YouTube… See the gig homepage at gladtobegrey.net
So a great night out featuring some of my best friends, 6 Music colleagues and favourite new artists – plus a selection of my own songs from back in the day such as 2-4-6-8 Motorway, War Baby and Glad To Be Gay (listen and vote for favourites at tomrobinson.com/list). Doors open at 7.30 – and I’ll be onstage for a short opening set at 8.00pm
So here’s what you can do to help:
1) If you possibly can, buy a ticket and join us on June 1st
2) Bring a friend with you !
3) Send personal emails telling anyone else who’d enjoy this show
4) Tweet & blog this URL over the next 3 weeks: http://tinyurl.com/TR60th
5) Post about the gig on Facebook etc. And talking of Facebook:
6) Join the Save 6 Music Facebook group at http://bit.ly/bbc6music
7) Add this small banner to any web page you have:
by pasting in the following HTML code:
<a href="http://gladtobegrey.net" target="_blank"><img src="http://gladtobegrey.net/TR60_logo.jpg" alt="Tom Robinson birthday gig"></a>
If you have been, thanks for reading this. And if you’re able to, thanks in advance for helping…
Sunday 9th May 2010