Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Bulletin Board

just to remind you of the Mango Gorilla gig tomorrow night - try to get along!

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Bulletin Board

Just a quick note of a gig! Mango Gorilla will be playing at OJ's, 62-66 High Street, Elm Park Hornchurch, featuring a couple of songs from their set, featuring guitarist George Watkins. It will be good to catch them at this at this early stage, try to be there! 

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Bulletin Board

To kick off the bulletin board, Matthew has this amp for sale, if you are interested, please ring him on the numbers below.

Fender Pro Reverb amplifier
·      Serial Number A 17284 ˆ Website ages amplifier as manufactured 1974
·      2 No. 12‰ diameter blue label Fender Musical Instruments speaker
·      45 watts output ˆ 4 ohms
·      Normal channel x 2 inputs
·      Vibrato channel x 2 inputs
·      1 No. double switch foot control ˆ Vib and Reverb
·      Used for gigging and therefore marking to the cover, corrosion to chromed parts – It has lived
·      Excellent sound on all four channels ˆ very bright and Fender distinct „bright‰ channel to both Normal and Vibrato channels
·      On / off and standby rear switches

Pictures can be emailed.  Price: POA  Where: Brentwood    Tel: 01277 233100 or 07957 544007

Monday, 31 October 2011

Bulletin Board

I'm also asked by various students about guitars they have for sale or amps and so on. So I'll be posting a bulletin board, just so some of you guys can mention stuff you want to sell or buy, or musicians for bands etc. It certainly saves me trying to remember everything! So I'll post the items as they are mentioned - watch this space.

String change!

As most of you know, since not being able to get Martin Special Performance strings I have been trying various electric guitar strings, and with the gypsy jazz and acoustic work I have also been trying various makes to try to get it as right as I can. After what is a couple of years - I can really recommend the Galli strings - they've all worked extremely well - and have been the answer to prayer on the gypsy jazz guitar - great sound and a third that lasts longer than three hours! That's been the hardest to get right - that balance between sound quality and tone, plus endurance which is particularly hard on a guitar of that construction. In fact, all my guitars have improved tone since I've started to use them - it's no mean feat!

Monday, 8 August 2011

Monday8 August - Acoustic Night at The Swan, Bicknacre

Ian Flavill and I will be headlining at the Acoustic Night at The Swan in Bicknacre tonight, the evening starts at about 8.30pm, would be great to see you there!

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Alter States

Here's a clip of me playing with Alter States - we'll have some country flavoured gigs coming up soon.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011


On the 10th March Alex and I will be playing at Mustard in Chelmsford - 
it's always a great atmosphere, really good food and perfect place to go for a night out.

Writtle Tea Rooms

I will now be playing in Writtle Tea Rooms every Tuesday with Alex Southgate. Please come along for a cuppa.

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Thursday 27th January Gig at Mustard Bistro, Chelmsford

Alex Southgate on his accordion together with guitarist Rob Blackman will be playing their versions of popular songs including several classic jazz numbers...

The duo play an easy, light jazz with a gallic flavour, bringing 
images of Rheinhardt and Tati to the classic jazz songbook and to more contemporary melodies. A most refreshing evening's entertainment

Something new and a bit different for your pleasure!!

The gig is held at Mustard  Bistro Chelmsford, to see the website and menu please go to: www.mustardbistro.co.uk would be great to see you there!


Hi and welcome to my blog. Here I'll post my forthcoming gigs, workshops and general inspiration. If you'd like to find out more about me please visit my new website www.robblackman.com and email: robblackman@mac.com for any enquiries or general chat.