John Robb is a many-faceted creature. Bassist and singer for post-punk mainstays The Membranes, best selling author, radio and TV presenter, journalist, DJ, publisher, model (fronted the Doc Martens campaign in 2016) and talking head he also puts on his own music and books event - Louder Than Words and a new vegan festival - he's all these things and more.
Forming the Membranes- the highly influential post-punk band who were a big influence on the soon to come to Sonic Youth, Mercury Rev and Big Black post-hardcore American scene.
He was one of the leading post punk fanzine writers in the UK with his fanzine, ‘Rox’, before he went on to write for the rock press with Sounds and was the first person to interview Nirvana and many others like KLF, the Stone Roses, the Manic Street Preachers and coined the expression Britpop and was instrumental in kick-starting and documenting the Madchester scene with his writing.
His website Louder Than Ware is currently one of the biggest music and culture sites in the UK and is now also a nationally distributed magazine. He is a TV and radio regular appearing on BBC Breakfast TV, Sky Arts, ITV Breakfast and many documentaries and so much more.
John will be playing records from his collection and we are looking forward to hearing his eclectic gems.