Robin Hoare

"Robin is a man for today who sings the blues of today. From the credit crunch to online gambling addictions, he's telling it how it is."

Oct 30th - Harry Manx confirmed for Boardwalk gig - Wed November 25th

Canadian east meets west blues troubadour joins us on the bill for our show at the Boardwalk on November 25th. He was tutored by famous Indian musician Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, famous for his collaborations with Ry Cooder and plays a twenty string sitar/ guitar. His music is a unique blend of blues roots and indian inflected tones. He's a unique addition to what will be a truly special night.

It's only £7 on the door or in advance so get down there.

Sept. 15th - 2010 gigs begin to come in

We have forthcoming shows in Lincoln and TBC in Leicester + more in the pipeline...keep an eye on the planner! :)

Aug. 21st "A Time and Place" reviewed in Blues Matters Issue number 50.

"A Time and Place" reviewed in Blues Matters issue 50. A very nice review of our album and "Sorted" by the Jay Tamkin Band. The review opens like this..."Great Blues guitar is about elegant tone and an economic style. Cascading distortion, an overzealous use of effects pedals and a flurry of notes are an instant turn off! Therefore I have great pleasure in presenting contrasting, but equally impressive releases, from two British artists, who clearly know what it’s all about." It continues to comment very favourably about both releases. Pick up a copy from

Aug 2nd - Robin Hoare Band confirm headlining date at the Boardwalk, Sheffield on Wed. Nov. 25th

We're proud to announce our headlining debut at one of Sheffield's best loved venues. Admission will be £7 on the door. We will be announcing more details soon....

Aug. 2nd - A Time and Place reviewed in August 09 Maverick magazine.

A nice review from an unexpected source. They say "The Robin Hoare Band play so tightly instrument overpowers". "Robin has an extremely unique old style jazz voice." They go on to conclude "If you're a big fan of jazz then you will definitely love "A Time and Place".

July 16th - Album reviewed in Sheffield Telegraph

Rachel Clegg reviewed the album in this weeks edition. She writes; "The band's latest album, A Time and a Place, is packed with rhythmic blues numbers. Backing vocals and jazz-orientated bass lines underpin tracks such as Time is the Healer.".She continues; "In contrast, Tell Me is a soft, melancholic number...Vocals stray into Solomon Burke territory, a juxtaposition against the whisky-laced singing of the track's album counterparts." She goes on to conclude; "Recorded at G2 Studios, A Time and a Place is sensitively produced.

July 16th - Blues Cafe Rotherham closed down.

Many of you may already be aware that the Blues Cafe closed a couple of weeks back. It was a great venue and very well run by Joe Duchiak. A sign of the times but hopefully all can move on to bigger and better things... Good luck Joe and Rudi and see you on down the line.

July 15th - "A Time and Place" reviewed in R2 Magazine

Our album has just received a great review by David Burke in R2. They describe it as "a dynamic and hugely enjoyable album" observing that the guitar playing is "a felt thing" and the vocal style "comes from the same rough hewn place as Tony Joe White". They go on to say "The sound is small and close when it needs to be, and big and brash on "Ain't No Perfect Man" and "Online Gambling Games". Complimenting the band he goes on "A special mention, too, for the band, tighter than the proverbial...".
Onwards and upwards....

June 24th - Hot of the press - great review in July's Classic Rock Magazine


Robin Hoare’s press release makes the rather odd claim that his “A Time and Place” album is favoured by hi-fi salesmen to demonstrate their wares. Maybe so, but on a decrepit Sony ghetto blaster it’s the punch of his songwriting that shines through. With funk and soul flavours creeping into his material, Hoare is not a traditional bluesman, but then the best ones never are.

Thanks very much Mr Yates! :)

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