Lots of exciting projects on the go this winter and spring! We launched the Global Grooves concert series in January with Mazacote and Breaking Boundaries and will be back at the Fox Cabaret this Thursday Feb 8th with Anna Baignoche and Locarno + DJ Marc Fournier. This is a monthly concert series promoting local artists playing global music and is part of the Vancouver World Music Festival programming in partnership with TrebleFive Records and with the generous support of CreativeBC
We are officially releasing tickets for the 4th Annual Vancouver World Music Festival today. Make sure to grab your weekend passes while you can to get the best deal for a global journey in your own hometown. Get your tickets here
Our headliners this year are local favourites the Boom Booms and LA based Las Cafeteras. Make sure you check out all the bands here
Had the chance to get interviewed on CBC this past weekend, talking about my music, influences and upcoming album. Big thanks to Margaret Gallagher and everyone else at CBC for having me on the show. And thanks to Carnaval del Sol for another fantastic year of music! Here's a link to the recording if you are interested in checking it out!
Looking forward to another wonderful summer of touring and festivals with Locarno, Mazacote and my own project! Enjoy the sunshine everybody and hope to see you around BC this summer!
April 27 - Rogue Folk Club with Marc Atkinson Trio
May 5-7 - Mazacote Okanagan Tour
May 11 - Robin Layne Trio at Calabash - *new monthly residency*
May 20 - Mazacote Whistler
May 25 - Global Grooves with Tambura Rasa and Robin Layne Band at Fox Cabaret
May 26 - Mazacote at Frankie's Jazz Club
May 28 - BCWMC at the Juan de Fuca Festival
May 29 - Locarno at Folklife
June 4 - Marlie & Co at Guilt & Co
June 8 - Robin Layne Trio at Calabash - *monthly residency*
June 17 - Gathering festival with Locarno
June 23 - BCWMC at the Dragon Boat Festival
June 25 - Kierah at the Dragon Boat Festival
June 27 - Mazacote
June 29-July 1 - Locarno Canaday Day Tour to Edmonton
More Summer dates TBA soon!
It's time for the 3rd Annual Vancouver World Music Festival folks! It's been an exciting year for us putting this festival together and I hope you can join us on April 6-8! www.worldmusicfest.ca
It's been another great summer of festivals, camping, and touring! Here are a few photo highlights from the summer
Fall Tour Schedule
This fall will find me visiting Alberta quite a bit, as well as visiting the islands. Looking forward to more musical adventures and getting the chance to play some new venues.
Sept 16 - Robin Layne & Friends at Guilt & Co
Sept 17 - Worldbeat sessions at the Backstage Lounge
Oct 4 - Starman - Evening of Bowie Songs in the Round - Filberg Centre, Courtenay, BC
Oct 6 - Starman - Evening of Bowie Songs in the Round - Kicking Horse Culture, Golden, BC
Oct 7 - Starman - Evening of Bowie Songs in the Round - Festival Place, Sherwood Park, AB
Oct 8 - Starman - Evening of Bowie Songs in the Round - Fish Creek Concerts, Calgary, AB
Oct 13- Locarno - Dow Centennial Theatre, Fort Saskatchewen, AB
Oct 14 - The Paperboys - Lougheed Performing Arts Centre, Camrose, AB
Oct 15 - The Paperboys - Horizon Stage, Spruce Grove, AB
Oct 22-24 - Locarno - Alberta Arts Showcase
Oct 28 - Locarno - Errington Hall, Parksville, BC
Oct 29 - Locarno - Denman Hall, Denman, BC
Nov 9 - Tambura Rasa - Pyatt Hall
Nov 28-29 - Mazacote - Island Tour
It's official.. just had the first beach day this Sunday in Vancouver and waking up to the bird songs and sunshine sure puts a smile on my face. Looking forward to a summer full of adventure, music and love. You can find me at these festivals, summer camps and events - or biking to the beach, sipping an espresso somewhere, reading a book, or writing some music in my studio.
June 18- Locarno- Surrey Fest
June 19- Robin Layne Band- Woodland Patio Series -
Right after Car Free Days
June 26- Mazacote- Guilt & Co. for Jazz Fest
July 1- Robin Layne Band- Jazz Fest, Granville Island
July 3-7 - Jam Camp by the Sea
July 9- Robin Layne Band & Locarno- Carnaval del Sol
July 10- Mazacote- Carnaval del Sol
July 11-15 - Marimba Camp at Britannia
July 17-21 - Jam Camp North
July 22- Robin Layne Band- Blessed Coast
July 27- Locarno- Shorefest
July 29-Aug 1- BC World Music Collective- Festival Tour
Aug 5- Mazacote- Edgemont Village
Aug 6- Mazacote- Whistler
Aug 12- Mazacote- Guilt & Co
Aug 19-21- Locarno- Salmon Arm Roots & Blues
August 22 - Robin Layne & Friends at Guilt & Co
Locarno's Luz y Sombra tour just wrapped up in Washington this weekend. Next stop Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Italy! Can't wait to drink beer, drive fast (on the autobhan) and see the sights. Oh wait and play some music with my fellow Locarnitos!
May 13- Colo-Saal- Aschaffenburg, Germany.
May 14- Jazztime- Hildesheim, Germany
May 15- Kultur Bastion- Torgau, Germany
May 16- Wirkhof Strücken in Niedersachsen, Germany
May 19- Opderschmelz - Grand Auditoire, Dudelange, Luxembourg
May 20- Teatro Di Banco. Banco, Switzerland
May 21- Cantina dei Frati- Sasselo, Italy
May 22- Cortile del Broletto. Pavia, Italy
In other exciting news...
It's an honour to play in two bands that have been nominated for Best World Music Album for the West Coast Music Awards. Big props to Mazacote, Locarno and all the other nominees!
I am thrilled to be performing at The Vancouver International Jazz Fest with my band on Canada Day. You can also catch us at Carnaval del Sol and Blessed Coast this summer.
The BC World Music Collective will reunite for a mini tour over the BC day long weekend with shows at The Harmony Arts Festival, Hornby Festival and The Filberg Festival
Locarno plays Salmon Arm Roots and Blues, August 19th-21st
Full schedule of summer shows here
Had a great start to February playing music with these fabulous musicians as part of the Acoustic Starman Project. Can't wait to do it again!
Visit http://www.acousticstarman.com/ for all the info and latest touring dates!
This was directly followed by heading down south with Locarno for shows in Wenatchee and Seattle. We had a blast doing outreach shows for local high schools and playing at one of our favourite venues in the PNW.
The Triple Door in Seattle.
The season continues to heat up with lots of fun shows and tours coming up. Please see below or visit my shows page for all the info. Here's to warmer weather coming our way!
Feb 20 - Mazacote - Roberts Creek Hall
March 5 - Mazacote - North Vancouver
March 11 - Robin Layne Band - Cafe Deux Soleil
March 12 - Mazacote - Salsa Night! Academie Duello
March 13 - Marlie Collins and Company - Beaumont Theatre
March 18 - Robin Layne Solo - House Concert in Oliver
March 19- Bless and Robin - Yoga and Music Workshop in Penticton
March 22-24 - Marimba workshops in the Okanagan
March 26 - Locarno at the WISE Hall
April 2 - Robin Layne Band at Guilt and Co
April 9 - Bless and Robin - Yoga and Music Workshop at Semperviva
April 22-23 - Vancouver World Music Festival at the Rio Theatre
April 30 - Bless and Robin - Yoga and Music Workshop at Semperviva