Terry Reid With Bj Cole
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
14s - 17s must be accompanied by an adult. No refunds will be given for incorrectly booked tickets.
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‘....The most soulful British vocalist ever...’ The Independent ‘A triumph...Terry Reid’s voice has the power to provoke an intense reaction...’ – 4 Stars -The Times ‘...Astonishing by any standards: spine tingles, hair prickles on back of the neck...’ The Independent ‘...When Reid bares those emotions it’s heartbreakingly beautiful...’ The Guardian
Terry Reid, Superlungs as he’s affectionately known, is without doubt one of the greatest rock/soul voices this country has ever produced or is indeed likely to. A Terry Reid concert should be a cherished memory for any self-respecting fan of the greats of British music.
The legend is of turning down the front man’s job with Led Zeppelin, recommending his mate Robert Plant instead, a similar offer and rebuff to Deep Purple; of Aretha Franklin’s statement that The Beatles, Rolling Stones and Terry Reid were the best England had to offer in 1968, of two World Tours with The Rolling Stones, US tours with Cream, UK tours with Jethro Tull and Fleetwood Mac, The Isle of White Festival in 1969 and Glastonbury in 1970, playing at Mick Jagger’s wedding, then soured record deals and leaving Britain for America nearly 40 years ago. (see www.terryreid.net for full history)
All true of course, but nowhere near the full story. His songs have been covered by artists including Marianne Faithfull, The Hollies, Crosby, Stills & Nash and Cheap Trick. His 1972 album The River, was re-released in 2002 to massive acclaim prompting Time Out to comment that this ‘lost’ masterpiece is ‘a pastoral landmark in English soul music, the nearest we got to a Tim Buckley’. Graham Nash produced the 1976 classic Seed of Memory and co-wrote several tracks on the album with his friend. The track Horses Through A Rainstorm, co-written by Reid and Nash was included in the CSN box set Carry On in 1991 . Other successful collaborations have seen Terry featured on albums by Don Henley, Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt.
Film music has also provided a vehicle for Terry’s songs. His cover of ‘Gimme Some Lovin’’ featured in the Tom Cruise film Days of Thunder and his own material was part of the soundtracks to The Devil’s Rejects and Wonderland. Another Reid/Nash co-write be Yourself, features in George Clooney’s new film Up In The Air.
Terry is still playing a key role in contemporary music, as recent, as yet unreleased, sessions with The Alabama 3 will testify. He also recorded a version of Seed of Memory with rapper De Mesa - who works with such luminaries as Dr Dre and Mariah Carey and helped to break Eminem. Another recent collaboration has seen Terry featuring on tracks by young French band Shine ( www.myspace.com/shinespace ). The Raconteurs, Jack White and Brendan Benson’s hugely successful side-project, recorded Terry’s Rich Kid Blues. The astonishing song The Raging Storm about the ravages of Hurricane Katrina always resonates strongly with his audience.
Terry returned to Glastonbury in 2009 and also played a three night residency at Ronnie Scott’s in London, one of only a handful of non-Jazz artists invited to help mark the legendary venue’s 50th Anniversary. He played to packed houses and critical acclaim and will return this year.
‘An evening of intimacy and emotion’ is how Record Collector viewed a Terry Reid show. For those who truly cherish the heritage of British rock and soul, any evening spent with Terry will always leave the audience emotionally moved by what they’ve experienced. It really is something which defies simply description and is simply unmissable.
Whether co-writing with the Orb, re interpreting Roy Orbison with Brian Eno or creating a context for the pedal Steel in Folk music with Martin Simpson, BJ COLE continues to prove himself the most essential and pioneering Pedal Steel Guitarist in the UK today.
His uniquely eclectic style of Pedal Steel Guitar playing first made an impact on the British music scene in the early 1970's with his performances on Elton John's classic 'Tiny Dancer' and Joan Armatrading's hit single 'Down To Zero'.
Throughout the '70's and into the '80's, BJ's inimitable contributions to classic recordings by Marc Bolan, Scott Walker, The Stranglers, kd lang, Deacon Blue and Paul Young earned him considerable respect as both an innovative and exciting creative force.
During the '90's, BJ's desire to pioneer the use of the Pedal Steel Guitar far beyond it's traditional context in Country Music has ensured that he has continued to expand the instrument's horizons into uncharted territory.
The success of this pioneering approach has been born out through sessions and live performances with artists as diverse as David Sylvian, Depeche Mode, Beck, Bjork, Sting, John Cale and most recently, Martin Simpson and Tom Jones.