Chats Palace Arts Centre / Virtual Stage
Live stream: Fri 11 June 2021 7pm
Robb Johnson will be taking part in an online Q & A about his work on Fri 11 June at time 8.30pm
Encore streaming: on-demand
Fri 11 June – Fri 9 July 2021 incl.
Robb Johnson: Pandemic Songs
A Journal of the Plague Year/s
Robb Johnson is one of the UK’s finest folk singers/songwriters: “An English original”, (Robin Denselow, the Guardian) a “renowned folk-punk” (Time Out). His remarkable song suite Ordinary Giants, told the story of his father’s life and times with contributions from over 30 performers, including award-winning Jazz legend Claire Martin, Justin Sullivan from New Model Army, Tom Robinson, and TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady. Now aged 65yrs, Hackney-born Robb has been called one of England’s last genuinely political songwriters – our commission invite him to turn his satirical eye on our England in pandemic times.
Robb’s band for this event will include John Forrester (bass & guitar) and Fae Simon (vocals).
Live-stream commissioned by Chats Palace with support from Arts Council England
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