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Site last updated (Photos Page): 6th February 2020

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PUBLICITY

Information about Robb is on the Biography Page. Publicity photos are available on the Photos Page.


LATEST ALBUMS

Robb released two new albums on 21st February 2020.

"Eurotopia" (left) is a vinyl LP consisting of nine songs recorded with voice and guitar, plus backing vocals from Fae Simon.

"Eurotopia" (right) is a CD consisting of thirteen songs recorded with The Irregulars - Jenny Carr (piano), John Forrester (bass), Elona Hoover (cello), Arvin Johnson (drums), Linz Maesterosa (clarinet, flute, saxophone), Bethan Prosser (violin), Louise Michelle Shearer (tuba) and Fae Simon (vocals).

Both albums are on Irregular Records, and the distribution is by Cargo Records.

Read full details, including track listings.


ORDINARY GIANTS

ORDINARY GIANTS (IRR223) is a triple CD released in November 2018, distribution by Discovery.

Ordinary Giants is a song suite by acclaimed songwriter Robb Johnson based on the life and times of his father, Ron Johnson. It’s a family history of the 1930s, the Second World War and the Welfare State, performed by over 30 people, from well-known names like Tom Robinson, Claire Martin, Boff Whalley, Roy Bailey, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady, MP Dennis Skinner, FBU activist Steve White, Joe Solo, Tracey Curtis, Alan Clayson, Matthew Crampton, to children from the school where Robb taught. Robb’s parents are sung by Phil Odgers (from The Men They Couldn't Hang) and Miranda Sykes (currently playing bass with Show of Hands). Musicians include Rory McLeod, Bobby Valentino, Jenny Carr, and Robb’s longstanding rhythm section, John Forrester on bass and son Arvin Johnson on drums.

Read about its inspiration, and the backstories to the individual tracks. (Added 11th September 2018)

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