Federal Charm + Mitch Laddie
20-22 Mount Pleasant, Bilston, Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, WV14 7LJ
Approx. capacity: 700
The Robin 2 in Bilston is an excellent live music venue with a capacity of 700, and draws appreciative crowds to see some unexpected big names, local bands and tribute acts. At the front of the club, Noddy's Bar - named after the Slade frontman - is an excellent place to meet for a drink before the gig. The Robin provides a refreshing alternative for those who like to listen to good live music at a reasonable price. The Robin 2 is unique in the fact that it is also a hotel. The Robin 2 hotel has been inundated with bookings since it's opening in May 2008. The 500,000 pounds hotel is aimed at giving concert-goers the chance to enjoy a drink and have a bed nearby for convenience. The old building next to the Mount Pleasant music venue was gutted and transformed into the new attraction as part of a 12 week renovation project. The hotel was built during celebrations to mark the 10th anniversary of the music venue. Each of the eight sound-proofed rooms are fitted out with en-suite bathroom, tea and coffee machines and digital televisions.
Bilston Central Tram Link stops close to the venue.
Direction From M6: -At M6 Junction 10, exit onto A454 heading to A463/Wolverhampton/Dudley -Continue on A463/Black Country Route -Go through 2 roundabouts -At Oxford St take the 4th exit onto A41/Oxford St -Continue to follow A41 -Turn right at Mount Pleasant
On site parking - There is a large car park at the rear of the venue. 20-22 Mount Pleasant Bilston Wolverhampton West Midlands WV14 7LJ
Please contact the venue on 01902 401211.
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Please contact the venue on 01902 401211.
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Federal Charm After only a year and a half since forming, Manchester's Federal Charm are already being hailed as the next big thing in the new wave of blues rock bands.If you havent already heard about this band you soon will. From the attraction of the twin guitar partnership of Nick and Paul to the heavy bombast rhythm section comprising of 18 year old prodigy bassist LD and drummer Danny Rigg, Federal Charm take influence from the classic 70’s bands. Combining the retro sound and adding a modern unique take that makes them relevant to today and gives them a very wide appeal. There fresh direction has turned many ahead in the industry with many describing the band as having the most cutting edge debut album in recent years. Federal Charm's live show is a powerhouse performance, but not without showcasing their artistic quality, with tracks such as their take on Lowell Fulson's Reconsider slowing things down and allowing their profound blues talents to mesmerise the crowd, before jetting back into the rip-roaring style which is making this band a real crowd favourite. “Federal charm invest swaggering riffs, sleazy slide flourishes and cinder-raw vocals with a confidence that is utterly winning”, describes Classic Rock, and with their hotly anticipated self-titled debut album set for release through Mystic Records this summer, it is clear to see why there is such a big buzz around this band. After securing many high profile support slots with the likes of Southside Johnny, Scorpions, and Mott the Hoople under their belt, they will be touring the UK extensively this year, as well as headlining multiple festivals. Reviewing the album, bluesandsoul.com claims that as a band trying to emulate the classic sound of 70s rock bands “you need big balls to do this stuff justice, and there are four XXL pairs here.” This is a band not to be missed.
Mitch Laddie Marked for greatness from an early age by Blues behemoth Walter Trout, Mitch Laddie has been honing his virtuoso guitar playing on the big stage since being signed to Provogue Records at 17. He has released two albums to critical acclaim, and is known throughout the european scene as a volcanic guitar genius with musical subtleties and a maturity far beyond his years, cemented when follow-up album “Burning Bridges” was voted 'Best Blues Album of 2012' by Blues & Soul Magazine. He was voted by a throng of passionate fans to play the Galtres Parklands Festival in 2013, and was unaware until the festival organisers contacted him. Mitch is complemented by two extraordinary musicians in their own right: powerhouse drummer Matt Connor, and the effusively cool Rhian Wilkinson. With his rhythm section underpinned by a firm and genuine friendship, the trio are airlock-tight and are known for delving into ethereal, funky jams. Influenced by Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Johnson, Michael Jackson, Prince and The Police, Mitch Laddie Band blend a plethora of styles into a unique and modern take on soulful, guitar driven music.