The album, with ten tracks on offer is very easy listening, ably played and the production means the end product is very crisp and clear, an album I enjoyed throughout
Merv Osborne (Blues Matters Magazine – UK)
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High Society Jazz Band
Back in 1960, a group of enthusiasts met in a Falkirk pub for a “blow”.
The eventual product of this meeting was the “High Society Jazz Band”, and 50 years later it is still live and kicking.
The personnel has changed over the years with only one original member;Jim Lumbsden still playing. However, Robin is the son of one of the founding members Jim Robertson .
The band plays a wide variety of material from Trad Jazz favourites to Blues, Swing and Mainstream.
This band are the perfect way to have your evening go with a ‘Swing’.
The Fabulous Shire Boys
A vibrant group of guys who perform a wide range of genres and styles. All professional musicians who have trained at either the RSAMD or Strathclyde University.
The guys have played with and continue to play with top Rock and Pop Artists such as Texas , Fish, Hue and Cry to name but a few.
But!! the speciality being: you can have half the evening as an authentic Ceilidh and the other half as rocked or as funked up as you like.
“We specialise in giving you the evening of your life with a true mix of Scottish Traditional Ceilidh and a Pop favourites.”
Robin Robertson Blues Band
Annette Chapman – Vocals and Songwriter
A classically trained singer and Fellow of the London College of Music. Appearances: The O2 Arena, London. The Proms @ The Albert Hall, Edinburgh Festival @ The Usher Hall, The Queens Hall & Festival Theatre. Projects: Extensive recording & touring as Blues, Rock & Folk singer & songwriter. 5 star live & recording reviews . Classical projects with acclaimed conductors such as Donald Runnicles, Sir Mark Davis and Valery Gergiev. Supports:The Waterboys, Dougie McLean, Ewan MacLennan & Phil Cunningham. Current Projects: Anything Goes, RRBB and solo project.
Robin Robertson – Guitar, Composer & Musical Director
A trained Jazz guitarist and renowned guitar teacher. Appearances: Jazz Festivals; Guitar Festivals; Celtic Connections. Projects & Collaborations : John Lord (Deep Purple); Gunther Schuller (Miles Davis); Guthrie Govan (Dizzy Rascal); Stuart Ryan (Martin Taylor); Stan Barker (Digby Fairweather). Teaching & Demonstrations: Guitar and Jazz workshops and seminars throughout the UK. Current Projects: The Jazz Tigers; solo Jazz guitar and RRBB
Dot Allan – Keyboards
Dot worked in London as a session musician for 15 years before relocating to Edinburgh. Projects & Collaborations: Lee Scratch Perry; Laurel Aitken; the Deltones; Dubweiser; Michelle Gayle; Kenickie; Macy Gray; Lynden David Hall; Blackalicious and Richard Niles at Nomis Studios in London. Appearances: Glastonbury & Reading Festivals and the Trans Musical Festival in Rennes, France; Ronnie Scotts; Royal Festival Hall; Shepherds Bush Empire. TV & Radio: Jools Holland; Radio 1 live (Steve Lamacq); Top of the Pops; CD UK; GMTV,GLR, SBN, Mad for It & Damon Rochefort (BBC Wales). She has toured UK, France, Switzerland and has had residencies in Bahrain and Malaysia. Current Projects: Anything Goes & RRBB
RRBB in action
Robin studied at the RSAMD and has been a professional guitarist for over twenty years. His repertoire ranges from Jazz standards to light pop and classical. Having performed at an extensive assortment of occasions and functions Robin continues to please and embellish his clients’ events. Robin would be the ideal compliment for your wedding or corporate event, enhancing the ambience and proving eloquent background music. Robins’ expressive guitar playing would be perfect accompaniament for your function.Music in Scotland
Many thanks for playing at our reception. You added a beautiful ambience to our daytime meal. Many of our guests remarked on how.much they enjoyed the music and still allowed them to continue with a normal conversation . We will be recommending you to our friends for any future weddingsMr & Mrs T Charles, Stirling
Robin added to the success of our event with super playing which all our guests enjoyed. Again a big thank you for your contribution to our big dayColin Day
As a musician and guitarist myself, the music side of our wedding was very important to both of us. We asked Robin to play at our wedding at relatively short notice, playing both during the signing of the register in the church and during the reception. Robin tailored his music brilliantly to suit both situations with a great mix of classical, jazz and light pop pieces. In doing so he appealed to everyone across the wide range of ages at the wedding- we have had heard compliments from a 5year old, to the granny, as well as some very accomplished musicians we had as guests. As well as being an excellent guitarist, Robin has an extremely professional attitude and equally important, a very friendly and warming personality which was also commented on by all the guests that spoke with himDuncan and Jenni, London