Robyn Hitchcock

  • Tuesday | 12.11.13
  • 7.30pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • Early Bird ticket...

One of the music’s most loved eccentrics brings his heartfelt, highly lyrical melodies and gorgeously psychedelic-tinged songs to Band on the Wall. If you’ve never glimpsed into the strange, visionary world of Robyn Hitchcock before we implore you to do so now – you will become a fan for life.

Robyn Hitchcock has written and recorded over 500 songs, solo and with The Soft Boys, The Egyptians, and more recently The Venus 3. They include: ‘Where Are The Prawns?’, ‘There Goes The Ice’, ‘I Wanna Destroy You’, ‘The Cheese Alarm’, ‘My Wife & My Dead Wife’, ‘Uncorrected Personality Traits’, ‘Ordinary  Millionaire’ (written with Johnny Marr), ‘No, I Don’t Remember Guildford’, ‘To Be Human’, ‘Madonna Of The Wasps’, ‘I Wanna    Be An Anglepoise Lamp’,’Queen Elvis’, ‘Full Moon In My Soul’, ‘Goodnight Oslo’ and ‘A Man’s Gotta Know His Limitations, Briggs’.   

Since January this year he has played music with Peter Buck, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Grant Lee Phillips, John Paul Jones, Martin & Eliza Carthy, Krystle Warren,  KT Tunstall, Howe Gelb, Green Gartside, I Was A King Magne Furuholmen, Norman Blake, Abigail Washburn, and Nick Lowe among others.   
Jonathan Demme filmed Robyn Hitchcock in concert in 2006 in a shop window in New York, released as ‘Storefront Hitchcock’. Demme subsequently cast Robyn Hitchcock in ‘The Manchurian Candidate’ and ‘Rachel Getting Married’. In 2006 he was the subject of a Sundance Channel/BBC4 documentary ‘Sex, Death, Food & Insects’ by John Edginton. In 2010/11 Robyn Hitchcock toured with Joe Boyd, who read from ‘White Bicycles’ his memoir of working with Bob Dylan, The Incredible String Band, Fairport Convention, Nick Drake and Pink Floyd in the 1960s. Robyn Hitchcock played their songs in between chapters of the story.

His new LP ‘Love From London’ is due on March 5th, on YepRoc Records. A ‘retrospective’ show at London’s Village Underground on February 28th celebrates his 60th birthday and kicks off a short UK tour. 

Robyn describes his songs as ‘paintings you can listen to’. How utterly right he is.

Early Bird tickets from £12! Limited availability so first come served!

This unreserved seating and standing concert will begin at 8pm but our Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open from 5.30pm for delicious food and drinks.