REPMUSIC | NEWS ARCHIVE 2012



December 2012

Pinstripe Suit performs at The Savoy for New Year's Eve!


Pinstripe Suit will perform at the world famous hotel, The Savoy, on The Strand in London, as part of the venue's New Year's Eve celebrations.

The seven-piece swing and vocal jazz band will perform throughout the evening in the bandstand in the Thames Foyer. It is a fitting end to what has been a great year for the band, with performances abroad, a performance at the Royal Albert Hall, and TV performances along with many private events.

Click here to visit the Savoy's website...


December 2012

Pinstripe Suit performs on TOWIE.. twice!


Pinstripe Suit, Robin's 7-piece swing and vocal jazz band, was selected to perform on the popular ITV2 show: The Only Way Is Essex, twice in December.

The first performance was as Kirk's backing band when he performed on the programme's first ever live show. Click here to see the performance.

Following this performance, Pinstripe was invited to perform for the launch of cast member Little Chris's new company, FancyDressex.com. The launch party was featured on TOWIE's Christmas Special.


December 2012

Performances at new Duelling Pianos bar in Birmingham


Robin will be performing regularly at the new Duelling Pianos venue in Birmingham city centre. Robin's performances will take place on the second weekend each month, with Duelling Pianos shows on Friday and Saturday, solo jazz piano on the Sunday afternoon and a jazz trio performance on the Sunday evening.

Click here for more information on the Duelling Pianos bar

Click here for Robin's piano entertainer and Duelling Pianos page


December 2012

Performances at Boisdale Belgravia


Following previous performances at Boisdale Canary Wharf and Boisdale Bishopsgate, Robin completes the set with performances in December at the company's flagship bar, Boisdale of Belgravia.

See the gigs page for further information.


November 2012
Robin returns to Switzerland for more Duelling Pianos
Robin returns to Switzerland in November for two weeks of Duelling Pianos performances at Kingsize in Lausanne, on the bank of Lake Geneva.

The performances will take place from 13th - 25th November.


November 2012

Duelling Pianos team performs at Butlins


Duelling Pianos will perforn at Butlins Bognor Regis as part of the resort's Adult Entertainment Weekend on 9th - 11th November.

The performances will feature Robin and fellow piano entertainer Jason Stanley playing request shows in Jaks bar on Friday and Saturday from 11pm.


October 2012

Jazz performance at Hot Numbers Cafe, Cambridge


As part of Robin's new regularl performances in Cambridge and Cambridgeshire, he will be appearing at the Hot Numbers Cafe in Cambridge on Thursday 8th November.

Musician-owned Hot Numbers Cafe is dedicated to live music and puts on regular live performances. Robin will be joined on 8th November by bassist Louis Thorne.

Click here to visit the Hot Numbers Cafe website.


October 2012

New Duelling Pianos music bar opening in Birmingham


Robin is closely involved with the opening of the UK's first dedicated Duelling Pianos bar. The bar, which will also feature live jazz on Sundays, will open on Thursday 1st Nov and is on Broad Street, in Birmingham's city centre. The bar will include live music 6 days a week.

Robin wil be performing as part of the Duelling Pianos shows during the opening week on Tuesday 30th October, Wednesday 31st October and Thursday 1st November. Keep an eye on the gigs page for other performances.

repmusic is responsible for all the live jazz at the venue. Robin will be performing as part of the weekly jazz programme at the venue on Sunday 9th December and Sunday 13th January. Jazz performances start at 1pm.

Click here to visit the Duelling Pianos website.


October 2012

Monthly jazz performances in Linton, Cambridgeshre


Robin has created a new regular jazz performance at the Dog and Duck pub in Linton village centre in Cambridgeshire. The performances will happen on the 1st Sunday of every month from 3pm.
Cambridgeshire-based performers joining Robin at the gigs include Jim Free (sax), Hannah Horton (sax), Gareth Lumbers (sax), Louis Thorne (bass), and Dave Olney (bass). Upcoming performance dates include: Sunday 7th October, Sunday 4th November, and Sunday 2nd December 2012.

Sunday lunch is served until 4pm. To book a table for lunch contact the pub direct on 01223 893171.


August 2012

Savoy American Bar performance


Robin will be performing in the world-famous American Bar at the Savoy on Sunday 9th September. Robin is a resident entertainer in the Beaufort Bar at the Savoy but this will be the first time that he has performed in the American Bar.


June 2012

Pinstripe Suit to play Royal Albert Hall


Pinstripe Suit have been asked to perform at the Royal Albert Hall as part of its Ignite music series.

The band will perform a lunchtime show on Friday 24th August at 12noon.

Click here for more information about the Royal Albert Hall performance.


April 2012

New Photo Galleries


New photo galleries have been added to the website from recent performances by repmusic bands.

Click here to visit the photo gallery of a recent Party Pianos show

Click here to visit the photo gallery from Pinstripe Suit's performance in Amsterdam

Click here to visit the photo gallery from Robin's recent Duelling Piano shows in Holland


April 2012

Pinstripe Suit Nightjar performances continue throughout 2012


Pinstripe Suit's performances at the Nightjar speakeasy bar in Hoxton will continue for the remainder of 2012. The band will continue to perform at the Prohibition-themed 1930s-styled basement bar on the 3rd Saturday of every month.

Click here for more information about Pinstripe Suit.

Click here for more information on Nightjar.


March 2012

Duelling Pianos Shows in Holland


Robin will be travelling to Harderwijk in Holland to perform a weekend of Duelling Piano Shows at the Swinging Pianos club. Robin will perform two shows over the weekend with fellow-Brit duelling pianist James Sakal.

Click here to see photos from these shows.


March 2012

Mother's Day performance at Boisdale Canary Wharf


Following his debut performance at Boisdale Canary Wharf for the Jazz FM Discovery Show in 2011, the Robin Phillips Trio returns to the Jools Holland-patroned jazz venue on Sunday 18th March.

The performance will feature Robin on piano and vocals, young talent Adam King on bass, and Gareth Lumbers on saxophone. Click here for further information on Boisdale Canary Wharf and to book tickets.


March 2012

Friday residency at the Savoy


Robin will perform at the world-famous Savoy hotel each Friday starting in March. Each week he will be joined by a guest vocalist orsaxophonist. The performances will take place in the beautiful art deco Beaufort Bar from 8:30pm.

Click here for the gig listings page.

February 2012

Pinstripe Suit to perform in Amsterdam


Pinstripe Suit swing band will fly out to Amsterdam in February for a one-off performance in the amazing De Industrieele Groote Club. The performance is part of a 1930s speakeasy event for one of the UK's biggest entertainment companies, Bourne Leisure. Pinstripe Suit will be joined by the Ministry Of Fun who will be adding prohibition-style theatre to the event.

February 2012

TV Filming - BGT & DTTB


Robin is taking part in two TV shows in February. First, Robin is filming for the new series of Britain's Got Talent with fellow Piano Entertainer Robbie Peaple performing a Duelling Pianos show. The pair will perform at the Hammersmith Apollo in front of 4,000 people and the judges: Simon Cowell, Carmen Electra, David Walliams, and Alicia Dixon. The duelling pianists have made it through to the last 140 acts from 70,000 applicants.

Click here for more information about Duelling Pianos.

Following that, Robin will perform for the BBC Three show, Don't Tell The Bride. This time Robin is performing a Cockney Sing-along for an East End wedding. The show will be broadcast as a Mother's Day special on Tuesday 20th March.

Click here for mroe information about Cockney Sing-alongs.

January 2012

Pinstripe Suit return to Nightjar with Alpha Horns

Robin's 6-piece swing group, Pinstripe Suit, become a 7-piece for the ensemble's return to this funky Hoxton Prohibtion-style speakeasy.

The Alph Horns, featuring Gareth Lumbers (sx), Freddie Bols (tp), and Howard Felton (tb), join the regular Pinstripe team of Robin (pn/vx), Claire Brock (dr), Vil Hais (bs), and Kirsty Jarvis (vx).

Likely to be a sell-out, early booking is advised.

In 2012, Pinstripe Suit will perform at the Nightjar speakeasy bar on the 3rd Saturday of each month (except March).

Click here for the Pinstripe Suit page.

Click here to visit the Nightjar website.

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