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Who is David Robinson?

David Robinson has toured his award-winning songs across Australia and around the world. From festival stages in the UK and Asia to those closer to home, in places like Laura, Melrose and the Semaphore music festivals, David’s troubadour spirit consistently entertains. He’s performed on Australia’s great trans-continental trains, in Glasgow’s oldest pub, at a Mongolian orphanage and on the back of a truck in Rundle Street. David’s solo performances at Adelaide venues such as The Gov, Grace Emily and Wheatsheaf have left folks asking for more of his heartfelt stories and songs. Armed with acoustic guitar, harmonica and soulful voice, David’s loosely-termed ‘folk-pop’ happily wanders through blues, country and punk territories.

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 Contact David on 0402 416 235, or info@davidrobinsononline.com.

The buzz...

“We love your work as do the crowd”
Sue Scarman, Entertainment Co-ordinator, Laura Folk Fair, April 2016

A big shout out to David Robinson, who played a wonderful set of acoustic guitar-driven songs [...].
David was one of many highlights [...] a great player & a great storyteller.

John Fowler, 2015 Melrose Music Muster

spirited acoustic minstrelry”
Rob Scott, The Iguana Lounge

“David Robinson is a storyteller – Dylan meets Oasis [...].”
Brett Monten, The Adelaide Show podcast

I have had some fabulous feedback about your performance David. Thank you on behalf of Sturt FC and be prepared for another call up
Sue Dewing, Sponsorship & Marketing Director, Sturt Football Club

David's indie pop/rock songs are a rare treat and classic influences of Oasis and The Beatles shine through.
Bryan Foley, SCALA Weekly Update

“[All staff] spoke highly of your professional entertaining performances, repertoire, your flexibility, easy going nature and acceptance by your varied audience demographic”
Michael Maguire, Guest Services Officer, Great Southern Rail

David is one of the best songwriters going around who matches clever lyrics with catchy tunes.
Danny Drummond, Manager, The Irish Club

Musical milestones

In 2015, 2016 and 2017 David performed at Bicycle SA's Dirty Weekend mountain biking festival, and also played to over 200 mountain bikers as part of the 2015 and 2107 15-day Outback Odyssey.

David celebrated Record Store Day for the third year in a row in 2017 with a performance at Mr V Music, Semaphore.

David's song 'Comfort Street' made the National Top 20 in the judging of the Songsalive!Australia 'The Song Comp' in early 2017  (pop category).

David made his third consecutive series of appearances at the Laura Folk Fair weekend in 2017.

Two of David's songs, 'Miles to Go' and 'Is There Something Wrong With Me?', were awarded "Commended" certification in the 2016 UK Songwriting Competition.

As front man and lead vocalist of the band PlanB, David toured the UK in 2016 and, as part of a 12-date tour, appeared at the Cambridge Rock Festival, the Retro Festival, Woodhorn Lane Festival and Lakefest. He also performed solo shows in Newcastle and Derby.

David played multiple shows for the third year in a row at  Melrose Music Muster in 2016

David appeared twice at the 2015 Goodwood Gig 'n' Groove.

In October 2015 David performed at Adelaide's Future Transport Festival.

David appeared at the Nepal Benefit Gig held at the Governor Hindmarsh on May 12 2015. The concert made over $5000 which was donated via four charities to aid victims of the earthquake. Also included on the bill were Cal Williams Jr, Steve Pederson & Max Savage, Ben Searcy Trio, Spiral Dance, Sympathy Orchestra and Chris Finnen.

On 6 May 2015, David reached #1 on ReverbNation's South Australian Folk Chart, and remained there for two weeks; he peaked at #7 nationally.

Yours Truly (David's duo) completed an Australian tour in August-September 2014. The tour featured 22 shows in 28 days and covered five states and territories.

In 2013 David was one of the winners of the SCALA Festival of Original Music live section with his song 'Is There Something Wrong With Me?'. He was also the winner of the Working Life section of the 1997 SCALA Songwriters Event - held at the Victor Harbor Folk Festival -  with his composition 'Monday Bloody Monday'.

In 2012 and 2013 David appeared as the official onboard performer on Great Southern Rail’s Ghan, Indian Pacific and Overland trains.

David appeared on the Mr V Stage, Buskers Stage, Ambrosia Stage and at Semaphore Garden & Pets as part of the 2012, 2013 and 2014 Semaphore Music Festival.

As part of the international Armistice Pals project, David (along with Mary Webb and Emma Woolcock) performed 'Where Have All The Flowers Gone' on Three D Radio's Roots and Branches program on 14 November 2014.

He has appeared as an actor and musician in the Adelaide Fringe, initially in 1988 and again (as a musician) in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2016. He performed, with his band, in the Bicentennial Sound Shell as part of the 1988 bicentennial celebrations.

David performed at the 2012 and 2013 Balaklava Cup, and also played at the Sturt Football Club in July and September of 2013.

In 2013, David provided his musical services to the Save Our Brickworks benefit and also the Bringing Restoration Cancer Council charity concert. He has raised money via musical performance for the Hutt Street Centre, victims of the 2015 Nepal Earthquake, the Down Syndrome Society and CanTeen. He has also supported the Conservation Council of SA with his music.

As a member of the duo Yours Truly, David played at May Day celebrations in Sydney in 2012 and 2013, and also performed at the Benefit Concert for the Alistair Hulett Memorial Fund at the Adelaide Folk Centre.

David has supported internationally-renowned acts such as German-based Ronnie Taheny and Irish singer-songwriter Andy White.

David's song 'Shining Light' was included on the cover CD of the January-February 2014 issue of Rock 'n' Reel/R2 magazine (international publication). The song was performed by David's duo, Yours Truly.

He appeared at the Annual Tarlee Community Markets in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

David performed in the UK at the Derby Singer Songwriters’ Club in 2010, and played further shows in England in 2013 and 2016.

He has featured on 25+ CDs. Some of these have been compilations; others have been his own solo and band releases.

David features numerous times in the 2nd and subsequent editions of Who’s Who of Australian Rock!, compiled by Chris Spencer.

He has been a Writer Full Member of the Australasian Performing Rights Association (APRA) since 1999 and served on the Board of the Songwriters, Composers and Lyricists Association (SCALA) from 2008-2012.

David’s poetry has been published in Spur, Write Away (Australia) and the Derbyshire Evening Telegraph (UK). His other writing has appeared in BSide Magazine, The Clothesline, The Adelaide Review, Rip it Up, Trad & Now, Infolkus, Modern Times, SCALA News, Australian Cyclist, Cycle, The Adelaide City Match Program and The Fix.