Robyn Hitchcock

Robyn Hitchcock



Robyn Rowan Hitchcock (born 3 March 1953) is an English singer-songwriter[1] and guitarist. While primarily a vocalist and guitarist, he also plays harmonica, piano, and bass guitar.

After reaching prominence in the late 1970s with The Soft Boys, Hitchcock launched a prolific solo career. His musical and lyrical styles have been influenced by the likes of Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Syd Barrett and Roger McGuinn. Hitchcock's lyrics tend to include surrealism, comedic elements, characterisations of English eccentrics, and melancholy depictions of everyday life.

He has recorded for two major American labels (A&M Records, then Warner Bros.) over the course of the 1980s and 1990s, and was the subject of a live performance/documentary film (Storefront Hitchcock) by major motion picture director Jonathan Demme in 1998, but despite this, mainstream success has been limited. He has earned strong critical reviews over a steady stream of album releases and live performances, and a "cult following"[1] for his songs.



Raymond and The Wires
Raymond and The Wires is a song by musical artist Robyn Hitchcock, released on March 24, 2017.
Mad Shelley's Letterbox
Mad Shelley's Letterbox is a song by musical artist Robyn Hitchcock, released on February 24, 2017.
Percy is a 1971 British comedy film directed by Ralph Thomas starring Hywel Bennett, Denholm Elliott, Elke Sommer and Britt Ekland.The film is based on a novel of the same name by Raymond Hitchcock (father of musician Robyn Hitchcock), and is today remembered for its soundtrack by The Kinks.
The Soft Boys

Photos - Robyn Hitchcock213

Popular Albums38

Album Appearances & References15

Popular Songs8

Song Appearances & References3

Popular Live Albums1

Musical Groups2

Musical Group References1


Minor Film Appearances & References2

Collaborators & Influencers5

Other Music-Related Relationships12

Personal & Professional Relationships1

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Spotify - Albums & Singles45


Spotify - Appears On7


Spotify - Top Tracks10


Upcoming Concerts29

The Good Will
Winnipeg, Canada
March 22, 2018
Festival Hall
Calgary, United States
March 23, 2018
Festival Place
Edmonton, Canada
March 25, 2018
Rams Head On Stage
Annapolis, United States
April 5, 2018
Rams Head
Annapolis, United States
April 5, 2018
Irvington Town Hall Theater
Irvington, United States
April 7, 2018
Fairfield Theatre Company
Fairfield, United States
April 8, 2018
Iron Horse
North Hampton, United States
April 10, 2018
One Longfellow Square
Portland, United States
April 11, 2018
Turf Club
St Paul, United States
April 25, 2018
Turf Club
St Paul, United States
April 26, 2018
Underground Arts
Philadelphia, United States
April 27, 2018
Lincoln Theatre
Washington, United States
April 28, 2018
Manchester Academy
Manchester, United Kingdom
May 11, 2018
Robyn Hitchcock & His LA Squires
London, United Kingdom
May 12, 2018
Witney, United Kingdom
May 15, 2018
The Louisiana
Bristol, United Kingdom
May 16, 2018
Unitarian Church
Cambridge, United Kingdom
May 17, 2018
Unitarian Church
Cambridge, United Kingdom
May 18, 2018
Kino Teatr
St Leonards On Sea, United Kingdom
May 19, 2018
Hull, United Kingdom
May 22, 2018
Liverpool Philharmonic Music Room
Liverpool, United Kingdom
May 23, 2018
Oran Mor
Glasgow, United Kingdom
May 24, 2018
Sheffield, United Kingdom
May 25, 2018
More Music
Morecombe, United Kingdom
May 26, 2018
Kingkerswell Parish Church
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
May 29, 2018
The Brook
Southampton, United Kingdom
May 30, 2018
Ramsgate Music Hall
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
May 31, 2018
The Workmans Club
Dublin, Ireland
June 1, 2018

News Articles5

Bill’s Indie Basement (2/2): the week in classic indie, college rock, and more
  –  February 2, 2018
We’ve got the premiere of the album’s first single, “Running Away,” which Clapp says is “kind of like if Fleetwood Mac and Robyn Hitchcock had written a top-40 hit in 1977.” He elaborates: It’s about lost weekends in mountain towns ...
Britney Spears tour to kick off at Maryland's MGM National Harbor
  –  January 25, 2018
Luke Pell on March 18 at Rams Head On Stage; on sale now. Sweet Crude on March 31 at Rams Head On Stage; on sale now. Robyn Hitchcock on April 5 at Rams Head On Stage; on sale now. Billy Price Band on April 8 at Rams Head On Stage; on sale now. Circa ...
‘Juliet, Naked’ Review: Nick Hornby Adaptation Is a Rock ‘n’ Roll Charmer
  –  January 20, 2018
And with the help of new songs from Robyn Hitchcock, Conor Oberst and Nathan Larson, the filmmakers have also managed to turn Hawke into a convincing rock star — or, at least, the shell of a rock star who abandoned the music and now sighs, “One of the ...
Robyn Hitchcock to play special benefit in Newburyport
  –  January 19, 2018
A year ago, just shy of his 50th birthday, Ted Collins died suddenly. He was a lawyer by trade, but Collins was also a talented keyboard player familiar to many in the Boston rock community, especially for his work with the Figgs. To pay tribute to Collins ...
A Perfect Circle, Robyn Hitchcock highlight concert weekend
  –  November 16, 2017
A Perfect Circle rounds out the Petersen Events Center's concert year Friday. The hard-rock band began as a side project for Maynard James Keenan of Tool, which sold out The Pete this past May. A Perfect Circle also features Billy Howerdel (Ashes Divide ...


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