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.
General Access Info
Please contact the venue on 01902 401211.
Doors Open: 7:30PM Starts: 8:30PM
14+ only. 14s to 17s must be accompanied by an adult. No refunds will be given for incorrectly booked tickets.
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+ support From The Planet Gong Born from the revolutionary late sixties, GONG as a band never stays still. In 2012 rather than taking the obvious route of the popular “classic Gong” lineup, the band has radically changed with a fresh young band ready to think outside the box without losing touch with the gong vibe. Inspired by the many revolutions brewing in the world right now, Gilli and Daevid, original founders of the band, are drawing on their revolutionary past to support the youthdriven world-wide peace movements sweeping the world. With the emergence of the Occupy Movement, Wiki Leaks and Anonymous, it is to be expected that Gong return to its origins to tour at a basic grass roots level, disabling the corporate theft of their music by engaging directly with a worldwide gong fan-base expanding steadily over 40years. This tour is also a milestone as it marks the introduction of Orlando Allen, son of Gilli and Daevid, as a driving force on drums, making this the first time that three members of the family have played together on the same tour.
daevid allen = guitar/vocals aka: dada ali yon, dingo virgin, bebert camembert etc Gong originator & composer & host to multiple identities, the Alien Australian as court jester always has a banana up his sleeve. http://daevidallen.net/
gilli smyth spacewhisper aka: Shakti Yoni Gong Visionary, Space Whisperer, mystic, Madame and mother there is no other seer than the mysterious spirit that rises thru the poetree of Shakti Yoni. She is a Witch. http://users.swing.be/gillismyth/
orlando allen drums/vocals aka the Flamedog The Flamedog can flame or protect, transform or enlighten. His influences are from Jazz to Power Drumming, with Pierre Moerlin being a particulary inspiration with this material, a big presence with a powerful touch. A wild card with deep funk finesse. He smiles wide. http://flamedogrecords.com/ http://www.facebook.com/orlandomonday/
ian east Horns-A-Plenty aka: multi-adaptorananda A splendidly multifaceted player of the saxophones and other woody/metallic tubey things. An adept improviserthat can often be heard performing with artists from North Africa, the Middle East,the Balkans, Brazil and beyond! Ian East is here to put wings to your heart and offer a fresh new contextual relationship with your thinking box. http://www.ianeast.co.uk/
fabio golfetti guitar/vocals aka: violeta de outono Parallel galactic translator for the Invisible Opera Company codex, Fabio is a Gong Family Original with additional antennas. Fabio is in daevid’s estimation, the best glissando guitarist in the world. He is hot. He is cool. He is driven. He thinks in unsung melodies. Come watch him fly. http://www.fabiogolfetti.com/ http://www.myspace.com/fabiogolfetti/
dave sturt bass/vocals aka: Arch-Deacon Unicorn-Strut. Fluid yet vertical, passionate yet whimsical, Dave Sturt delivers a Pataphysical panache and a startlingly sexy hormonal literacy to (insert your name here). http://www.session-bass-guy.com/ http://www.myspace.com/davesturt/