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An Evening With Dave Robinson

Presented by Club Velocity & New Mind in association with Reading Biscuit Factory

Thu 1 Dec, Doors 19:30 | Starts 20:00

Club Velocity/New Mind to bring the Dave Robinson one man show to the Reading Biscuit Factory this autumn.

Dave Robinson , the irrepressible, enigmatic co-founder of Stiff Records is a delight, chatting about his fascinating career. Dave Robinson is one of the music industry's true legends responsible for launching the careers of some of the biggest UK's biggest names: Elvis Costello, Ian Dury, Kirsty McColl, Madness and the Pogues

In the 1960s, he started out as a photographer taking photos of the Beatles at the Cavern in Liverpool, tour managing Jimi Hendrix and touring with Pink Floyd in the USA.

In the 1970s with Jake Riviera, he started Stiff Records and signed The Damned, Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe, Tracey Ullman, Jona Lewie, Ian Dury And The Blockheads, Kirsty McColl, The Adverts, The Pogues, Madness and many more.

Then in 1984 Dave went onto run Island records-for Chris Blakewell, where he worked with the likes of U2, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Robert Palmer and made Bob Marley a household name. Island released the 'Legend' compilation and is one of the biggest selling albums of all time - currently on 44 million sales.

Dave Robinson is a naturally engaging person - he must be to have had such an amazing life. Surprise, fun, laughter and a real insight into the workings of the music industry.