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NEW SHOW: DR. ROBERT

BLOG POSTED 20.03.17 – AUTHOR. DEAF INSTITUTE

We're delighted to announce that Dr Robert, the iconic frontman of The Blow Monkeys, will be playing live at The Deaf Institute!!! Tickets are on sale from our website now... 

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Dr Robert first came to prominence as the iconic front man of The Blow Monkeys during a golden period of hit albums and singles in the mid 1980's. Sprouting opinions and striking poses in equal measure he blazed a trail with a series of self penned classics such as "Digging Your Scene" and "It Doesn't Have To Be This Way" as well as collaborating with Chicago Diva Kym Mazelle, Algerian Rai King Cheb Khaled and soul legend Curtis Mayfield.
His first solo album "Realms Of Gold" (1994) was hailed as a classic of its kind. Imbued with the spirit of his Greenwich Village heroes such as Fred Neil and Tim Hardin, it contained the radio hit "The Coming Of Grace" featuring his friend and collaborator Paul Weller. Robert returned the favour, playing bass and guitar all over “Wildwood” and “Stanley Road”.

Thus started a series of eclectic and singular solo albums and further collaborations with artists such as Beth Orton and Terry Callier as well as writing and producing an album of duets with 60's soul legend PP Arnold.
Restless as ever, Robert returned to solo work in 2016 with his tenth solo outing "Out There". Recorded at his home in Spain on his ancient 8 track Tascam tape machine.