Band

Based in Manchester in the northwest of England, The Robbers can travel anywhere in the UK and are happy to accommodate most requests.

They are usually asked to play 2 x 45 or 2 x 60 minute sets but can tailor the length and number of sets to your event. They can also play recorded music through their PA between sets if that’s desirable, saving you the cost of a DJ. Speak to the band manager about what’s best for you.

The Robbers are great value for money and have worked hard to create a big sound, with 3-part vocal harmonies and great musicianship.

For performances they generally dress in black and white stripy T-shirts which makes them really stand out from the crowd although, as you can see, they can dress more formally should the occasion call for it.The Robbers - full stage and instruments - web

Matt Bolter – Lead Vocals & Guitar

Matt - webMatt is a self-taught musician and can play guitar, bass and drums as well as being able to tinker on the piano / keyboard. For over 15 years he played with the 5 piece covers band, The New Originals – a name borrowed from the cult film Spinal Tap.

He has his own recording studio at home and as well as playing covers he has spent much of his life writing and recording original music. He made two albums with the band Turn to Flowers, on the same record label as The Mock Turtles and Inspiral Carpets and shared the bill with those bands as well as The Stone Roses, Northside and The Soup Dragons at various venues. With the band, Fat Black Cat, Matt toured the UK three times (with the Australian Doors) and a TV programme was made about them by Granada Television.

Matt still gets a huge buzz out of playing live and continues to write his own material with the band StateDancer. If you wish to engage him in conversation then he’ll happily talk about anything to do with music or second world war planes!

Nora King – Bass & Vocals

 

Nora - webNora’s first instrument was the violin which she began learning at the age of 7. From there she made her way through many other instruments including the piano, flute, upright bass and the guitar, but it was the bass that she was most passionate about and it’s what she plays best.

She’s performed with all sorts of great function, folk, rock and soul bands over the water in Ireland where she’s from, but her dulcet tones are now delighting audiences in England.

She claims to have played a game of cards with Dave Lovering of the Pixies and once sang a song with Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac – but that was in a pub, after a lot of Guinness!

Nora has a tremendous fear of fish but is a bit of an adrenaline junkie, so when she’s not involved in music she can generally be found looking for ways to endanger her own life.

Stuart Woolfries – Drums & Vocals

Stuart - webStuart is another multi-instrumentalist and although he sits at the back behind the drums he can also play the guitar and bass. He even has a music degree to prove it.

He plays in a number of bands including the Big Shot Swing Orchestra, Soul Bandits and Brass Routes and in the past has played with the Casino All Stars and The Groove Merchants -a pun-tastic collection of bands I’m sure you’ll agree!

He now passes on his drumming expertise by teaching. He has an eclectic musical taste and says that he likes most genres from metal to jazz and everything in-between, although his biggest influence on his drumming has probably been Vinnie Colleuta, the drummer for Frank Zappa.

ENQUIRIES

Contact Martin

07788 723570

martin@therobbers.co.uk

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