December 2009

Kir Royal Perform At The Goring For NYE:

Robin & Kirsty are perfoming in trio format at the historic The Goring hotel next to Buckingham Palace on New Year’s Eve. Famed for where the Queen Mother regularly took afternoon tea, the beautiful hotel is one of the finest in the Capital. Kir Royal will perform lively sets through the night taking guests all teh way through to Midnight to welcome 2010. Click here for more information on The Goring.

JMT Performs At Map Cafe – 3rd Dec:

The Jehane Markham Trio featuring Robin on piano and Jonny Gee on bass will be performing their Vladivostock to Moscow piece on 3rd December. The piece matches original music and poetry to describe the famous train journey through Russia. Click here for more info on JMT.

August 2009

New regular performances for Make Mine A Double:

Make Mine A Double, Robin’s jazz standards duo with saxophonist Andy ‘The Lips’ Cahn, will be appearing in trio format on the last Wednesday of every month at The Old Bank of England on Fleet Street. The Old Bank has been restored to its fantastic former glory by Fullers and the high ceilings and great selection of ales provide a perfect setting for the group. See the gigs pages for more information.

July 2009

Weekly solo performances at The Dorchester throughout July:

Robin will be performing in the famous Promanade at The Dorchester, every Wednesday throughout July. The solo performances will take place between 2pm – 7pm. See the gigs page for more information. 

June 2009

Pinstripe Suit play for Peter Beardsley’s Tiny Lives Charity Ball:

Pinstripe Suit will be headlining the annual Tiny Lives charity ball hosted by legenary England footballer, Peter Beardsley. The band will perform two sets for the VIP guests to help get the party in the swing.

Make Mine A Double into the studio:

Make Mine A Double, Robin’s jazz standards and Prohibition-era duo with Saxophonist Andy Cahn, heads into the studio in June to lay down some new tracks. Working on vocal harmony as well as piano / sax duo work, the team hope to give the recording a real feeling of the ensemble’s energetic and fun live performances.

April 2009

JMT head in to the studio:

The Jehane Markham Trio, featuring Robin on piano, is heading into the studio this month to record their original poetry / music compositions. The recording will include the groups two poetic symphonies: Vladivostock to Moscow and The London Series. The group are heading to Northampton to use The Lodge recording studios, where Pinstripe Suit recorded their last EP. 

March 2009

Pinstripe Suit play London’s 100 Club:

Robin’s 6-piece swing band, Pinstripe Suit, play London’s famous music venue this month. Pinstripe Suit have been making a name for themselves in and around London in the past year as an exciting new swing ensemble, now they get to play for London’s biggest swing night, Stompin’ @ The 100. The group will also debut their brand new composition, Stompin’ @ The Hundred.

Kir Royal invited back to Delia’s:

Robin and Kirsty have been invited back to Delia Smith’s restaurant for a new jazz series. Kir Royal will perform at Delia’s each Friday in March as the restaurant welcomes back its popular jazz nights.

February 2009

Pinstripe Suit play Norfolk’s ‘Big Swing Thing’:

Pinstripe Suit have been chosen as the feature band for the Norfolk Swing Dance Society’s annual ‘Big Swing Thing’. The popular swing dance night brings together four different dance groups for a night of swing dancing and dressing up in the swing style.

Robin back at Claridges:

Robin makes a welcome return to Claridges this month, performing with the fantasticxally talented Chris Rodel on bass. See the gigs page for more info.

January 2009

Robin returns to play at London’s famous Dorchester:

Robin returns to one of the World’s most famous hotels this month for two sessions. Robin is becoming a familiar face at the famous venue popular with the biggest celebrities, who obviously know where to hear great music!