The other evening we watched 'Soul Britannia at the Barbican' on BBC 4 and were delighted to see Madeline Bell giving a fabulous performance.
Madeline and Robin go back a long way, from 1978 - 1989 Robin played many dates with her around the globe including the historic 'Talk of the Town', London, for 6 weeks, the 'Sporting Club' in Monaco, 'Gulf Hotel', Bahrain, Cannes, Muscat, Portugal, and many, many more.
Robin always really enjoyed these trips as Madeline is a fantastic professional, always has great musicians with her, and knows how to treat them very well.
The last time we saw her was some years ago when we watched her live at 'Ronnie Scott's', Birmingham. It was actually the first time that I'd met her, but she was very hospitable and enjoyed mulling over old times with Robin in the interval.
It was great to see her on the BBC again.
'As always, it was sheer pleasure to observe Robin Hill's remarkable fluent technique: everything looks easy when he plays it.' Colin Cooper- Classical Guitar Magazine ----- 'Wonderful for their (Hill & Wiltschinsky) precision, touch and clarity of sound... refined virtuosity, the achievement of a long interpretive process.' Il Giornale D'Italia (Rome) ----- 'I loved your CD and thought your technique and performance were fabulous...' Rick Wakeman