A TALENTED author and journalist who is considered the first to have interviewed Nirvana is set to make an appearance at a popular Colchester venue.

John Robb, a celebrated British writer, will be bringing his Do You Believe In The Power Of Rock N Roll tour to Colchester Arts Centre on April 23.

He will be discussing everything from his recently released book ‘The Art Of Darkness - The History of Goth’ to being the first person to interview Nirvana.

John will also delve into coining of the term Britpop and his adventures on the post-punk frontline.

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Having grown up in Blackpool before discovering punk rock, Robb formed The Membranes, the highly influential post-punk band whose albums have attracted critical acclaim.

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His website Louder Than War is currently the fifth most-read music and culture site in the UK and is at the forefront of diverse modern culture.

A talking head on Channel 5 music documentaries and a regular TV and radio pundit, Robb is renowned for his commentary on music, culture and politics.

Tickets are £14.50, or £12.50 concessions, and doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

To buy tickets go to colchesterartscentre.ticketsolve.com.