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January 2007

New regular solo performances for Robin in London


Robin will be playing regular solo performances at two London venues. Long-standing Covent Garden restaurant PJs has asked Robin to perform twice a month and upmarket Chinese restaurant Mr Wing in Earl's Court has also asked Robin for regular performances. See the gigs page for dates.

February 2007

Robin performs live on Roy Waller's BBC Radio Norfolk show


Robin was invited to perform live on Roy Waller's radio show this week following the announcement of The Robin Phillips Sextet's upcoming performance at the Sheringham Little Theatre in April. Robin performed Maple Leaf Rag and Monk's Mood as solo pieces to demonstrate the variety that the ensemble will be playing at the gig. The pieces and interview are available to listen to via the media page.

The Robin Phillips Sextet to headline a special performance at the Sheringham Little Theatre in April


Robin and his six-piece ensemble will perform a special jazz programme at the Sheringham Little Theatre on 21st April. The programme entitled 'Jazz Across the 20th Century' will focus on the great composers of jazz music. In a packed programme the group will cover compositions by composers including Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Julian Joseph and EST. Tickets cost £8 and are available via www.sheringhamlittletheatre.co.uk

March 2007
The Robin Phillips Sextet heads into the studio
Robin and his six-piece ensemble went to The Lodge recording studios in Northampton to record the group's new EP this month. The band recorded in a variety of ensembles from solo to six-piece and covered songs including Loverman, It Don't Mean a Thing, Mr P.C. and a new arrangement by Robin which medleys Mack the Knife, When the Saints and In the Mood, called Saint Mack's Mood. MP3s will be available from this website soon.

Robin appears on BBC TV London
Robin appeared on BBC London this week in a news item looking at songs about London. The news article was looking at songs about London in the run up top the 2012 Olympics and asked Robin to perform ' Maybe It's Because I'm A Londoner' at one of his regular performance venues, The William IV pub in N1.

April 2007
Robin and his ensembles get their own MySpace pages
Robin and his band Pinstripe Suit now have their own MySpace pages. Log on and become friends with Robin and Pinstripe Suit at: www.myspace.com/therobinphillips & www.myspace.com/pinstripesuit

More performances announced at the Sheringham Little Theatre
Following the popularity of the upcoming 'Jazz Across the 20th Century' performance at the Sheringham Little Theatre, Robin's ensemble has been asked to put together two further programmes for the prestigeous North Norfolk venue.

The Robin Phillips Sextet will perform 'The Great Songwriters of Jazz' on Sunday 24th June and a concert entitled '1959' on Saturday 24th November. The '1959' concert will look at five seminal jazz albums that were released in 1959, including John Coltrane's 'Giant Steps', Miles Davis' 'Kind of Blue', and Charles Mingus' 'Mingus Ah Um'. 
 
The Robin Phillips Trio ft. Kirsty Jarvis to appear at Jazz at the Swan
Robin and his trio will be joined by Pinstripe Suit's lead singer, Kirsty Jarvis, for a jazz programme devised for the 'Jazz at The Swan' series of events in Poringland. Held every month, the jazz series put on at Zaks in The Swan is run in collaboration with Chris Bailey Events. See the gigs page for more information about the gig on Thursday 21st June.

May 2007
Robin plays at Vinopolis in London.
Robin will be performing at London's famous wine museum on the South Bank, Vinopolis. The performace will take place on Friday 18th May.

June 2007
The Robin Phillips Sextet debuts its 'Great Singwriters of Jazz' programme.
On Sunday 24th June, the Robin Phillips Sextet will perform its specially arranged programme at the Sheringham Little Theatre.  The program will look at the music of composers including George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Rogers & Hart.

July 2007
Robin relocates to London
After 10 years of Living in Norwich, Robin has moved to London following an increased demand for his performances in the capital. Robin and his ensembles will continue to perform in both London and East Anglia.

September 2007
Viva Viva performance
This month, Robin and Vilem Hais will be playing at Viva Viva live music bar on Sunday 9th September.  Viva Viva puts on live music seven nights a week.

August 2007
Performances at PJs
Robin will be playing two solo performances at the popular Pjs of Covent Garden on Thurdsay 2nd and Thursday 9th August from 10.30pm.

October 2007
Robin signs with new agent
This month, Robin auditioned and was picked up by one of London's biggest agents:Gary Parkes Music. Gary Parkes represents hundreds of musicians in some of the most prestigious venues in the UK. He is also the sole provider of musicians for the Cunard cruise liners.

November 2007
The Robin Phillips Sextet returns to the Sheringham Little Theatre.
Robin's 6-piece jazz ensemble will be performing a specially arranged evening of music looking at the pivotal jazz albums of 1959 - one of the most important years in the development of jazz music.

December 2007
Robin Phillips Trio to open new Cunard cruise liner
Robin's trio will be opening Cunard's newest cruise liner, the Queen Victoria, during the Royal inaugural weekend this month. Prince Charles and Camilla will visit the cruiseliner during the opening weekend.
 

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