ROBIN IRVINE

Robin Irvine, Born 1945, Tyrone.

Robin played in several bands in Enniskillen with KB in the mid '50's and early '60's, then moved to Belfast in '62 where he played in the Sundowners, the Kentuckians and the Murky Deeds, also with KB. Robin joined the Dominoes as a singer/guitar player in 1968 and when the Dominoes split in 1969 to form the Group, he joined Heart & Soul.

In 1969 Robin joined the newly formed Chips as a bass player and in 1970 the band turned Pro. He moved to Dublin and remained with Chips till 1974, when he left and formed Bananas.

 


In 1975 Bananas left for the US. The band lasted a year in New York, then disbanded.

Robin went on to play in several other NY groups during the height of the Disco Era and finally hung up his bass in 1979, when he took a job as a roadie with Barry Manilow.

This led to a 20 year career in the States as a tour manager for artists such as Angela Bofill, the B52's, the Eurthymics, the Scorpions, ELP, Cyndi Lauper and most recently Sting and Anastacia.

Robin stopped touring in 2000 to spend more time with his family and now works in the marine industry in New York selling power boats on the Hudson River, NY. .

 

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