Robin Banks and the Jailbirds

On Friday night my band (“Robin Banks and the Jailbirds”) played their first gig - for my sister’s engagement party! We play entirely covers, and tried to use a mix of mostly classic rock songs with one or two more recent “classics” to keep everyone happy.

Highlights of the gig for me were our “signature tune” Jailhouse Rock (Jerry Leiber/Mike Stoler), and Power of Love (Huey Lewis and the News). We also played Easy by Faith No More which went down a storm, this was particularly impressive given that we had played it only twice previously!

By special request we also played a song from my last band (the oddly named Mt. Ararat) called “Get Back On”. The new band includes all the members of the old one and so we did know how to play it, but it was the first time we’d done so in about 4 or 5 years. It went surprisingly well and we got a big kick out of playing it - I’m glad it was requested!

We wore highly embarassing convict costumes that we hadn’t seen before the night - we were laughing so hard we were a good 10 minutes late going on. When I get some pictures back I’ll post them for all to laugh at.