The landlord of 'Britain's Oldest Pub' has helped two singer-songwriters release their new album.

Martin Robinson - who co-owns Ye Olde Fighting Cocks in St Albans - allowed Katie Lobatto and Juan Fos, aka 'KatiePlusJuan', to use his own studio to record their new album Solitaire.

The duo then released the original songs during a gig at the Horn, on Victoria Street, on Thursday, November 16.

KatiePlusJuan supported Sinead Quinn on the night, with their album now available on Spotify.

Herts Advertiser: KatiePlusJuan performing at Ye Olde Fighting Cocks.KatiePlusJuan performing at Ye Olde Fighting Cocks. (Image: Loudbird PR)

The singer-songwriters create a varied mix of genres from soul, pop, country and Latin and have played "countless times" at Ye Olde Fighting Cocks.


Seven songs are included in their new album, including Mr Seymour, Paperweight, One Person and Jack of Hearts.

Martin, who has known Katie and Juan for 11 years, commented: "We have a regular live music night on Fridays, which is very popular and has been a great springboard and showcase for local bands.

Herts Advertiser: Ye Olde Fighting Cocks co-owner Martin and KatiePlusJuan.Ye Olde Fighting Cocks co-owner Martin and KatiePlusJuan. (Image: Loudbird PR)

"Music will continue to be a big part of our plans for 2024 and let’s hope Solitaire is the first of many albums that began life at our much-loved pub.”