Mike Zito + Samantha Fish With The Wheel Tour 2014
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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2009 Blues Music award winner Mike Zito is one of those rare artists that can sing like nobody’s business, can write songs that instantly grip you, play one hell of a mean Gulf Coast style guitar and has the stage presence to draw in any audience. Besides two own releases in 2013 with his band The Wheel and as part of the Royal Southern Brotherhood he recently worked as a producer with Samantha Fish on her new album Black Wind Howlin’. In November Samantha appeared as special guest during the German tour of the Royal Southern Brotherhood.
Now on tour together: Mike Zito + Samantha Fish with The Wheel
Born and raised in St. Louis, MO he grew up listening to Van Halen and Led Zepplin and it wasn’t until later he became interested in the great blues men who were from in and around St. Louis. On his 2011 Blues Music Award nominated CD (Best Blues Rock) Delta Groove release “Greyhound” he tells the rest of the story of how things could have been much different. In 2010 Zito and Neville won the Blues Music award for “Song of the Year” for “Pearl River” the title track to Zito’s 2009 release.
The last two years the singer and guitarist toured as part of the Royal Southern Brotherhood through Europe, America and Australia, released two records with them and a solo record with his band The Wheel.
In The Wheel Mike found his dream band: with Scot Sutherland on bass, Rob Lee on drums, Jimmy Carpenter on saxophone and Lewis Stephens on keys. The band that worked with Mike already on his solo record Gone To Texas will now be on tour with him and Samantha Fish.
Kansas City-based Samantha Fish has been on a major roll ever since she teamed up with Cassie Taylor and Dani Wilde on Ruf’s 2011 release, Girls with Guitars, and fueled by the trio’s Blues Caravan tour of Europe and the U.S., created an international buzz in the blues world. Later that same year she recorded Runaway, her solo debut on Ruf. Hitting a receptive international blues and rock press, Runaway was hailed as a thrilling opening statement, earning a string of rave reviews and radio airplay, climaxed by her winning the Blues Music Award (BMA) for “Best New Artist Debut” in 2012.
In 2013 Samantha released her second solo record Black Wind Howlin’ that was (as its predecessor) produced by Mike Zito.
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