Sun ยท December 17, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 10:00 pm)


This event is 18 and over

Robin Black
Robin Black
Robin Black the frontman has previously lived in Pinawa, Manitoba, performing with the band Ballroom Zombies. He moved to Toronto in 1998 to form Robin Black and the Intergalactic Rock Stars. One of the band members he would find was Killer Ky (Ky Anto); a Canadian guitarist who had played with the band Sassy Scarlet as well as performing with Sylvain Sylvain (New York Dolls) and Michael Monroe's (Hanoi Rocks) solo groups. Killer Ky joined the band as bass player after the departure of original but short lived member Jackie Duncan. The band also included guitarist/ keyboard player Chris Cunnane aka Starboy, guitarist Stacy Stray and drummer Kevin Taylor. Stacy and Kevin joined the band when they left their previous Toronto group, The Conscience Pilate, in 1998. In 2002 Stacy Stray left the band. Killer Ky switched to lead guitar and B.B. Mcqueen was added on bass.

The band released their first recording, a novelty CD single cut in the shape of a star, in 2000. The album Planet Fame, produced by Moe Berg and Garth Richardson, followed on February 14, 2002. It was filled with glam rock tracks, led by the single "So Sick of You". A video for the single was also released.

Prior to the release of their second album, the band brought in two new members; Chris "The Kidd" Avolos on drums and John "The Creep" Kerns on bass. The 2005 album was named Instant Classic, and was produced by Bob Ezrin along with Garth Richardson. For this release the band's name was shortened to just Robin Black.

They toured extensively for this release, including the UK.

Frontman Robin also made an appearance on Showcase's TV series KinK. Black was also a judge on the 2006 Much Music VJ Search. He holds a second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Robin also won the 2008 NAGA World Championships. He now trains at Xtreme Couture in Toronto alongside other fighters such as Mark Hominick, Mark Bocek, and Rob Di Censo.

Robin Black toured the UK again across July and August 2008 with support from German glam rock band The Pleasures and British based Patchwork Grace. This tour culminated in a headline show at Trash Stock festival, Nottingham.

He now is a front-running Canadian MMA reporter and color commentator on The Score and the face of the Fight Network.
Venue Information:
The Park Theatre
698 Osborne Street
Winnipeg, MB, R3L 2B9