Oct ’18: Theme Programmes: Chet, Nat & Harry

Robin has added three new live programmes to his ‘Robin Phillips Sings & Plays’ series in 2018.

Each programme utilises a different band line up to best suit the artist being paid tribute to.

Click on the following links below to be taken to dedicated pages about each programme, including audio, video, and bespoke marketing visuals where classic images of each artist have been replicated.

We are now taking bookings for 2019, see the contact page.

Robin Phillips Sings & Plays: Chet Baker ft. James Brady

This programme is being performed at the Cambridge Jazz Festival in November 2018. At this performance author Matthew Ruddick will read from his book on Chet Baker: Funny Valentine. Matthew is available to appear alongside Robin at the Chet Baker programme performances.

Robin Phillips Sings & Plays: Harry Connick Jr


Robin Phillips Sings & Plays: Nat King Cole

Oct ’18: Radio Appearances

Robin has been appearing on Cambridge and East Anglian radio shows this month in the run up to his Chet Baker programme at the Cambridge Jazz Festival in November.



On Thursday 11th October Robin was interviewed by Steffi Callister at a Cambridge 105 and accompanied by guitarist Louis Thorne for a live performance of the Chet Baker tune Do It The Hard Way.

On Thursday 18th October Sue Marchant of BBC Radio Cambridgeshire aired an interview she did with Robin earlier that week at his recording studio as part of her Run Around Sue series. During the piece, Robin talked about his jazz vinyl and microphone collection, Matthew Ruddick’s book on Chet Baker, and the upcoming Cambridge Jazz Festival performance, as well as performing a solo rendition of the Chet Baker song Do It The Hard Way. Here is the whole piece from 22 minutes.



On Sunday 28th October, Robin was at the BBC Radio Cambridgeshire studios talking again with Sue Marchant performing two songs live. This time the show was aired across East Anglia, on BBC Radio Essex, BBC Radio Norfolk, and BBC Radio Suffolk.

Hear the whole interview at www.bbc.co.uk from 1:21:00

One of the songs was also filmed for the show’s Facebook Live feed.

Oct ’18 Cambridge Jazz Festival – Chet Baker Programme

The Robin Phillips Trio ft. James Brady will perform their Chet Baker programme at The Gonville Hotel as part of the Cambridge Jazz Festival on Thursday 22nd November!

There are two tickets available: 
– Ticket only £13.50
– 2 course Cotto dining in the Atrium Brasserie and best tables for the show £45
(Booking fees apply)

Also, Matthew Ruddick will be reading from his new book on Chet Baker: Funny Valentine! Those with dining tickets will also hear Matthew talk about writing the book.

This event will definitely be a highlight of Robin’s gig calendar this year, don’t miss it!

Click here for more info and for booking tickets.

Oct ’18 Red Piano Shell Now Available for Performances and Hire

We are delighted to add a vibrant red piano shell to our current offering of black and white piano shells. For Duelling Pianos shows customers can now choose any combination of the three colours.

The piano shells look like a baby grand piano yet are much lighter and easier to get into a venue than a traditional piano.

Some performance packages include the piano shells, otherwise they are available as a bolt-on to a performance.

A digital stage piano fits inside the shell, meaning there is no need to mic up the ‘piano’, and the sound from the keyboard can be fed directly to the sound system, giving better volume control.



Sept ’18: De Luca Thursdays

The De Luca Piano Bar is now open on Thursday evenings. With Joe Ogborn as resident pianist on these nights, the vibe will be chilled and classic pop and Joe will be taking requests throughout the evening. Performances 8-11pm. Throughout September there is the offer of 20%  off food in the Skylight Restaurant and in the Piano Bar cocktails will be 2 4 £10.


Aug ’18: Award Win For Cambridge Piano Bar

We are delighted to announce that the De Luca Piano Bar in Cambridge has won Best Bar 2018 in the Cambridge News Food & Drink Awards. The Piano Bar was set up by Robin in 2014 and is now one of the top Cambridge night’s out. The world class singer pianist entertainers take requests and encourage the singalong of classic and new pop music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.



May ’18: New Videos From Pinstripe Swing Bands

We’ve just finished two new videos of our swing band offerings.

Pinstripe Suit is a six-piece high energy swing band and here is a video from one of their monthly shows at the world famous Nightjar speakeasy in London.

Pinstripe Reduit swing quartet is the band’s smaller brother, but still packs a mighty punch. Here is a video of a live recording from one of the band’s performances at Oriole speakeasy in Smithfield, London, where the band plays twice every month.


See the gigs page for the next performance: www.repmusic.co.uk/gigs