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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. He’s shared beers with Joe Strummer and talked pop & politics with Billy Bragg. David’s solo performances at Adelaide venues such as The Gov, Grace Emily and Wheatsheaf never fail to satisfy his increasing number of listeners. Armed with acoustic guitar, harmonica and expressive voice, David’s loosely-termed ‘folk-pop’ happily wanders through blues, country and punk territories.

Get some David Robinson in your life.

 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

David made his fourth consecutive series of appearances at the annual Laura Folk Fair in 2018.

As front man and lead vocalist of the band PlanB, David toured Vietnam, Cambodia and Mongolia in 2017. The band also visited 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 performed solo shows in Newcastle and Derby.

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

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.

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.

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.

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'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 has featured on 30+ 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.

More Milestones... (pdf)