Robin Nolan is one of the world’s best known and most admired gypsy jazz guitarists and has been praised for his musical genius and creativity by Willie Nelson, Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman, and the late George Harrison.
Robin became one of George Harrison’s favorite guitarists and was his ‘secret weapon’ at many a party thrown at his English country estate Friar Park.
Legendary in the Django Reinhardt world, Robin has headlined every major gypsy jazz festival across the globe & Nolan’s music is taking gypsy jazz into the 21st Century beyond Django Reinhardt and incorporating influences of The Beatles, Ravi Shankar and AC/DC.
Robin Nolan is a favorite at jazz festivals around the world and brings his powerhouse swinging sound to more than twenty countries every year.
Born in Vietnam in 1968 to musical parents who were entertaining the US troops at the time, Robin was instantly immersed into the life of a working traveling musician. First taught by his father at the age of six in Hong Kong he began his musical journey. Back in 1992 Robin relocated from London to Amsterdam where he played on the Leidseplein gaining many new fans and admirers. It was here on the streets of Amsterdam where he was discovered and invited to festivals and concerts in Japan, USA, Iceland, Spain, Canada and even the house of George Harrison.
His new groundbreaking album ‘Sin City’ features gypsy jazz versions of 12 AC/DC classics. Robin cites Angus Young and Django Reinhardt as his favorite guitarists.
In addition to his busy schedule as a performer, Robin is also well known as a passionate instructor. He has published some of the most important gypsy jazz instructional books and video courses that have been the foundation of study and jam sessions for thousands of guitarist worldwide. His new digital magazine Gypsy Jazz Guitar Secrets features highly in the iTunes charts and reaches a wide global audience.
“In these days of ‘cackophony’ it’s great to hear some proper music”
“Robin Nolan is so amazingly good.”
“Robin plays a mighty fine guitar!”
“You play so beautifully Robin!”
Hank B. Marvin