Robin Hoare

Biography: the Robin Hoare Band

The Robin Hoare Band are an established and highly regarded act based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Robin has been working under his own name since 2002 but has been a gigging musician since 1991 and a professional since 1995. He is one of the best respected music educators in his home city of Sheffield teaching the guitar to all ages and abilities. He has worked alondside Hugh Mesekela, Tam White, Boz Burrell, Kent DuChaine, Paul Ewing and renowned jazz drummer Peter Fairclough.

Robin is "Sheffield's favourite bluesman" according to acclaimed British bluesman King Rollo. The band play "Outstanding contemporary blues" - Neil Ramsden. "So damn cool!!" - Paul Ewing. “Gritty Guitar” – Blues In Britain. Robin Hoare is entering a vibrant phase in his career with the release of his new album “A Time and Place”. The album features ten original songs which show a strong vision for his blues. The songs tell it how it is about today’s world from the credit crisis to online gambling addiction. As well as being a contemporary blues story teller, Robin is one of the most distinctive blues guitarists working today. He improvises fluently on his trademark Guild guitars displaying skills that led Classic Rock magazine to say he's "not a traditional bluesman, but then the best ones never are."
Whether he’s kicking it with his regular trio or a bigger band a Robin Hoare show is a blues feast taking in flavours of funk, jazz and rock. If you’re tired of the same old same old blues this is the man to see. As respected Sheffield journalist Bill Auckland puts it “Robin honours the blues tradition without being a slave to it.” Blues to help you get down not to get you down.

The Robin Hoare Band are 100% committed to great performance and great sound. To this end they make full use cutting edge live sound technologies. The band endorse and are sponsored by Cream Cables from the Chord Company (www.chord.co.uk/cream/index.htm) and Sound Improvement Combo Stands (www.thedenkeighley.co.uk).