Tom Robinson at the Paard


British singer / bass player Tom Robinson is coming to  the PAARD on Wednesday 16 November.  The London songwriter and LGBT rights activist is best known for his international hits “2-4-6-8 Motorway“, “Glad To Be Gay” (which he wrote for London’s Gay Pride Parade in 1976) and “War Baby“. In addition, Tom wrote songs for, among others, Peter Gabriel, Elton John and Manu Katché.

 

Expect an evening full of his old classics such as “Listen To The Radio” but also new songs incorporated in the punk and new wave style.

 

In 1976 he formed the Tom Robinson Band  (TRB) and became one of the first advocates of Rock Against Racism and a lifelong support for Amnesty International and the LGBT movement. The first single “2-4-6-8 Motorway” immediately became a hit and “Glad To Be Gay” caused quite a stir, because it was banned  on BBC radio at the time.

 

After the break-up of the TRB, he moved to Hamburg in the early 1980s, disillusioned, where he recorded “War Baby” and “Listen To The Radio”, among others, and successfully developed his solo career. He has released 14 original albums since 1978 plus various compilations and Live CDs to date.

Date & time

November 16, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

 

More information

https://www.paard.nl/event/tom-robinson/