Robin Kelly


Robin Kelly works extensively and variously as a musical director, composer, sound designer, choir leader, singer/songwriter and pianist. His professional musical direction credits include Delicious Oblivion (world premiere, Auckland Live Cabaret Festival, 2019), Here Lies Love (Silo Theatre, 2018), Earnest (Fractious Tash/Last Tapes, 2014), The Events (Silo Theatre, 2015), The Things Between Us (world premiere, Christchurch Arts Festival, 2017), The Last Five Years (Last Tapes, 2012) and Guys and Dolls (Auckland Theatre Company, 2016). Robin’s autobiographical show Valerie, created in 2016 with his company Last Tapes, has toured nationally and internationally for the past three years. In 2018, Valerie received the coveted Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Also in 2018, Robin was recognised as Outstanding Composer of Original Music at the Wellington Theatre Awards for the Valerie songs and score. Robin plays with local band Fortress Europe, and is in the process of recording a debut album with his band Neon Warwick and the Bethell Gang.