SINGING BRICKIE BUILDING HIS CAREER.
Robin, 32, from Bala, but who has just moved into the village of Rhewl near Ruthin, is turning his back on the building sites in a bid to become big in the Welsh music scene.
He writes most of his own songs - his first CD, called simply Robin Jones, is selling like hot cakes - and he is now busy writing and recording songs for a new CD which he plans to release early next year.
His busy musical career is a far cry from the building sites where he has spent his working life but where he was well-known for his singing.
He started singing seriously when he was 21 and, in between the building work, would sing in clubs around Wales and Scotland. He also did a six month tour of Cyprus.
Robin was encouraged by the critical acclaim of Barbara Windsor, Julie McDonald and others when he appeared on TV's Star for the Night programme.
However, he then turned to the Welsh music scene, and has not looked back since North Wales entertainer Idris Charles of the Cwmni Penffordd recording company at Mold became his manager.
He launched his CD at the National Eisteddfod at Denbigh, sang every day on the Cwmni Penffordd stand, and performed at the cabaret evenings during Eisteddfod week for Radio Cymru at Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold.
ON TOUR: Robin Jones is hoping to build a new career on the Welsh music scene Picture: VIC CLEVELEY
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|Publication:||Daily Post (Liverpool, England)|
|Date:||Oct 19, 2001|
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