Singer-songwriter Tom Robinson is to perform a rare London show at the Jazz Cafe next week.

The singer and broadcaster’s music career began as a member of acoustic trio Café Society, whose 1975 album was produced by Ray Davies of The Kinks. Fronting his own Tom Robinson Band (TRB) in the late 70s he gained mild notoriety as a vocal campaigner for Rock Against Racism and LGBT rights.

TRB enjoyed chart success with songs like ‘2-4-6-8 Motorway’ and ‘Glad To Be Gay’ and two international hit albums. His third band, Sector 27 played Madison Square Garden with The Police before splitting in 1981.

After a further solo hit in 1983 with ‘War Baby’ Tom was offered his own show as a radio presenter on the BBC World Service. Thirty years on, he’s released 15 albums of music and presented shows for all the main BBC radio networks – Radios 1, 2, 3, 4, 4 Extra, 5 Live, 6 Music and the World Service.

He recently won his second gold Sony Academy Radio Award for the groundbreaking NowPlaying@6Music.

He currently lives with his family in South London and hosts new music shows on Saturday and Sunday nights at BBC 6 Music, and the music blog Fresh On The Net.

Since Tom retired from touring in 2002 he has only played three or four shows a year at most. This is an extremely rare chance to catch Tom and his band live at this iconic London venue.

Tom Robinson will perform at the The Jazz Cafe, Parkway, Camden, London on Friday 1 August.

Tickers are available for £18.50 in advance or £22.50 on the door, with doors opening from 7pm.

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