This Edinburgh-born, Belfast-bred journalist was educated from primary to post-graduate diploma level via Dundela Primary School, Strandtown Primary School, Methodist College Belfast, Queen's University Belfast and the University of Ulster.
He holds a BSocSci in Political Science, a Post Graduate Diploma in Newspaper Journalism (pass with distinction) and a junior athletics certificate in trampolining.
Interests include crime fiction, classic cars, rock music, the (mis)fortunes of Aston Villa Football Club and serving at the pleasure of his rescue cat, Lola.
HI RICH, are the band looking forward to playing in Ireland again for the first time since 2013? Yeah, it's been a while since we've been there as the full band [Robinson played solo shows here last year] but we're really looking forward to it.
It has been a tough balancing act over the past few months in terms of maintaining enthusiasm for the record after such a long time of having it ready to go and trying to keep your powder dry/contain your excitement and not let people hear it too early. It has been like a spectre hanging around.
Today Hands Off Gretel – Voodoo, Belfast The Bonny Men – Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast Saturday February 15 Arborist – Strange Victory Records, Belfast, 4pm Black Midi, Ill Japonia – Ulster Sports Club, Belfast The Hu – The Limelight 1, Belfast Steel Panther, Wayward Sons – The Ulster Hall, Belfast Shanti Celeste, Peach, Call Super – The Palm House, Belfast Úna Monaghan – The Black Box, Belfast Sunday February 16 New Rules – Oh Yeah, Belfast Monday February 17 Supergrass, Hunkpapa – The Ulster Hall, Belfast Palaye Royale – Oh Yeah, Belfast Tuesday February 18 Buck & Evans – Voodoo, Belfast Thursday February 20 Richard Dawson – The Empire, Belfast The Bell Diver Spiders, The Fake Flirtations, Eva – Voodoo, Belfast Friday February 21 Reverend & The Makers – The Limelight 2, Belfast Wild Heat, Safire, Steven McKnight etc – The Pavilion, Belfast Maya Patterson, Sad Tomorrow, Recovery etc – Atlantic Bar, Portrush Saturday February 22 The Gold Tips – Ulster Sports Club, Belfast The Long Tall Texans – The Empire, Belfast Eddi Reader – Market Place Theatre, Armagh Dea Matrona – The Anchor, Newcastle Scribe – The Atlantic, Portrush The Gold Tips – Ulster Sports Club, Belfast Monday February 24 The Strokes – The Waterfront Hall, Belfast Wednesday February 26 Happy Out, Ghost Office, Gender Chores – The American, Belfast Thursday February 27 Junk Drawer, Problem Patterns, Chris Ryan (Robocobra Quartet) – Strange Victory Records Damien Jurado – The Ulster Sports Club, Belfast Daddy Long Legs – The Black Box, Belfast Example – The Limelight 1, Belfast Francesco Turrisi – Sonic Lab, SARC, Belfast Aftertheflood, Vale Band, Susi Pagel etc – Voodoo, Belfast Enola Gay, Baroda, Cu Culann etc – The Art Department, Belfast Friday February 28 Arborist, Buí, Aaron Shanley – The Menagerie, Belfast Dinosaur (not Jr) – The Black Box, Belfast Peter Mulvey – The American Bar, Belfast Daddy Long Legs – Sandinos, Derry Saturday February 29 Clannad – The Waterfront Hall, Belfast Wood River – The Black Box, Belfast Holly Lester – Ulster Sports Club, Belfast Dana Masters – Ranfurly House, Dungannon Electric Vultures etc – Cream of the Crop, The Atlantic, Portrush .