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2011 Gig Latest Update!

Hello everyone!

Here’s a little update to keep you in the loop with what’s been going down about Robb’s Gig 2011 over the last couple of weeks and the big news is that we’ve put together a really exciting night of music full of contrast and excitement as well as some things you will simply never have seen before. Truly an absolute wealth of varied and incredible talent for our night. LOOK AT DIS BIZNATCH:

Protest Crayon
Jemima Surrender

Death from a Bum 999 – Paul M, Chris H and Harry W try some Death from Above
March of the Mallards – John Ryan, Paul Tucker, Mojo and an as yet unnamed additional Mallard attack some Minor Threat
Sex Hammer
Hundredth Monkey

Broken Jukebox – Simon Panrucker in improv rap hilarity
Tom Skelton
Elderberries – Tom Eldon in “Being Called Elderberries Without His Knowledge and Against His Will Shocker”. Live link-up video folk madness!

Dirk Landish – Dirk’s beautiful mellotron-esque vocals and blues about broken love and Western living
Dexter Selboy – poetry and musictimes from
Rivers of England
The Chicken Supremes – Three sweet fem-vocals combine in pun-tastic soulful beautifulness

We’ll be having a jukebox on the night for you to pick songs to put on between the acts for a small donation, but if you would like to pre-load some music to be played then the Spotify playlist is ready to take picks –

The Assembly have also promised to get some Jager in – naturally.

Also, if there’s anyone who can’t make it to the gig we will be streaming the whole event on from 6pm on the night, so put the word out if you know friends who can’t make it.

Really, going over this again, this is going to be a really really special night. Can’t wait to see everyone there.

Lots and lots of love
See you all on the night xx


Hello everyone!

This year we thought it might be cool to all club in and do something silly and creative for the event and that way we’ll all have something to take away from it and keep – preserved in the annals of the internet until it gets archived in a few years.

So here’s the guide track for the video let’s make for Robb’s gig 2011. Put simply, this is the basis from which you can record your own bit. Simply put some headphones on, listen to this version and sing/drum/percuss/dance/mime/literally anything along and record yourself doing it.

The song is at 112bpm – there’s lots of a metronome at the end if you want to do your bit without the incredibly annoying track playing in the background.

The lyrics and chord progression are here:

You can find the solo and sax bits around the net.

Once you’ve recorded your bit email it to me at I’ll then piece together the final piece in the style of Kutiman The intention is for me to not really be in the final version that much (this really is a guide, sod playing this on the night!) and to have as many people as possible in the video – y’know, cos it’d be really nice.

Email me at or ring me on 07742 364102 if you want some help doing this – you could even come round mine and use my tech to get in the video if you want

Honestly, anything is fine – just smiling and waving would be fine – inclusion’s the name of the game.

Big love xx

Robb’s Gig 2011!

The Bigtime SuperCrew UNITE!

Yes friends! It’s that time of year again (in fact, it’s a little bit later than it normally is, but it looks like summer came late this year so it was totally intentional obviously). Time to start gearing up for the love-filled friend fest where we spend some time together enjoying the personalities, talents and beauty of those close and maybe not so close to us and Robb in the name of the big man himself.

We’ve spent some time laying down the ground work for this year’s event and are proud and excited to reveal that this year Robb’s Gig will be held DOWNSTAIRS AT THE ASSEMBLY INN in beautiful BATH, on Saturday November 12th 2011 at 6:30 PEE EMM! EEK! That’s ONLY FIVE WEEKS AWAY!

This year it’s all about inclusion and involvement! We’ve already lined up some awesome acts who will perform on the night in the spirit and legacy of everything, but we want to see everyone get up and do something. In the spirit of this ethos, we’ve put together what may be the most earth shattering backing band OF ALL TIME to perform tracks of your bidding. Myself, John Ryan and Pocket Chris have all lent their talents to the band and we’d like you to get up and perform with us. If there’s a track you’d like to perform with us, either original or existent, then email me at and let’s get performing. Please let us know by 28th October if you’d like us to learn something and we’ll get our caps on (nb: not caps lock)

AND ALSO! If there’s anything at all you’d like to contribute to the night – be it art, be it comedy, be it film (we’ve got a screen behind the stage), or even BALLOON ANIMALLING, A SMALL DANCE INVOLVING ONE LEG, A JOKE YOU MADE UP, or ANY COMBINATION OR NONE OF THE ABOVE, then let’s do this! If you have absolutely anything you’d like to bring to the night again, email me at and let’s talk! The night is not about competition, far from it, it’s about enjoying each other in whatever form that takes.

Bands, singers, songwriters, let’s do this! Email me if you want to play and we’ll get you on. We’ll have full backline (drums, amps, keys, mics and guitars if necessary) so you just need to turn up. Please let us know ahead of time if you’d like to get playing.

This year we’re looking at keeping it a bit lower key than in previous years (nb: but just as AWESOME), and we’ll be talking a lot about how 2012 is shaping up. Lots of chat has already been had about making 2012 the big one – charging for entry, having a lineup featuring some big-hitting bands, making it an overnight affair – we’re the people who are going to make this happen so let’s use the night to talk about it and see who’s up for contributing what in terms of organization, logistics and perhaps how we get a load of money to do it for absolutely nothing!

Back to this year, we’d love to see as many of you down there as possible and if you have any ideas for the night at all we’d love to hear them. We’ll hopefully be streaming the whole gig live over the net for any internationals or people otherwise engaged (or parented..!) who may not be able to make it, and of course the main thing is that everyone comes along and makes this year all that you guys have made it so far.

Let’s do this!!
Big love as always

Paul, John and Chris xx

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