Doors 7.30pm | Tickets 12.50 | Conc. £10 | Theatre
John Robb asks, Do You Believe In The Power Of Rock ‘N’ Roll?
John Robb is a many-faceted creature.
Not just a well-known face from TV but also a best-selling author, musician, journalist, presenter and pundit, music website boss, publisher, festival boss, eco-warrior, vegan behemoth, and talking head singer from post-punk mainstays The Membranes.
John Robb is all these things and more.
John’s recently released book ‘The Art Of Darkness – The History Of Goth’ is a worldwide pop culture best seller and his soon-to-be-launched, ground-breaking new scheme, ‘The Green Britain Academy’, is set to train people in thousands of Eco jobs, whilst ‘Borders Blurred’ is a gaming and music agency with a twist.
He grew up in Blackpool before punk rock came along and saved his life. He formed the highly influential post-punk band, The Membranes, whose current, critically acclaimed albums keep pushing forward with added choirs and textures.
John Robb was one of the leading post-punk fanzine writers in the UK with ‘Rox’ before he went on to write for the rock press with Sounds in the 80s, being the first person to interview Nirvana, coined the expression Britpop, and was instrumental in kick-starting and documenting the Madchester scene with his writing. His music and culture website louderthanwar.com is currently the 5th most-read music and culture site in the UK, at the front of diverse modern culture.
He is a constant on TV and radio commenting on music, culture and politics, is one of the UK’s leading conversation hosts, has a successful YouTube channel, hosts the Louder Than Words music festival in Manchester every year, and writes his own bestselling books, such as ‘Punk Rock – An Oral History’, ‘The Stone Roses and the Resurrection of British Pop’ and, in 2021, a book about the leading Eco energy boss Dale Vince from Ecotricity titled ‘Manifesto’.
In 2023, John Robb will release a new book with Alan McGee, as well as his own autobiography, and a collected works of journalism.
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