: Robin Auld back with sensational blues album and national tour

ROBIN AULD BACK WITH SENSATIONAL BLUES ALBUM AND NATIONAL TOUR

Johannesburg, 7 February 2011: Well-established South African musician Robin Auld will be touring the country in February and March to promote his spectacular new album Fingers In My Pocket, an eclectic collection of blues and roots.

Best known for his early pop hits including All Of Woman and Love Kills, Auld went back to the studio in late 2010 and collaborated with world beat drummer Barry van Zyl resulting a contemporary album with a mix of blues, African and Celtic sounds. Even though the album contains blues-based lyrical themes, African influences are never far away with a reggae song and a traditional Cape Town “goema” song to spice it up. Slide guitar, harmonica, African blues guitar styling’s and soulful vocals are what will make Fingers In My Pocket a must-have in the album collections of both blues-enthusiasts, loyal Auld-followers and South African music lovers in general.

“Blues has been in my soul for a very long time and it was a fantastic challenge for me to put together something completely different and I am certain that people will enjoy this ‘yer basic got them walkin’, credit card, institutional failure, mean women and a sore head blues again” type of album!” said Auld.

Fingers In My Pocket is Auld’s twelfth offering. He is now based in the UK and has been recording in Cape Town, London, New York and Nashville and slowly and successfully building up his profile on international blues and roots circuits. The album will be available at his shows.

Along with songs from Fingers In My Pocket, Robin will be playing acoustic versions of his SA hits in a show that will enthuse and uplift – definitely an evening of South African musical excellence not to be missed! The tour kicks off in February and Robin will be performing at venues in the Eastern and Western Cape, Gauteng and Kwazulu-Natal.

For press information and interviews, please contact Tim Hill at Tuned In Publicity on 082 888 5945 or tim.

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Eastern Cape
Friday 4 February 2011 The Barnyard, Mosselbay 21h00 R120
Saturday 5 February 2011 Quay 4, Knysna TBC Free
Wednesday 9 February 2011 Savoy Theatre, Port Elizabeth 21h00 R90
Friday 11 February 2011 Musos, East London 21h00 R80
Saturday 12 February 2011 Bathurst Arms, Bathurst 21h00 TBC
Sunday 13 February 2011 Potters Place, Jefferys Bay 20h00 R80
GAUTENG
Friday 18 February 2011 Steak n’ Ale, Pretoria 21h00 R80
Saturday 19 February 2011 Blouhound, Linden, Johannesburg 21h00 TBC
Sunday 20 February 2011 Lucky Bean, Melville TBC TBC
KWAZULU NATAL
Friday 25 February 2011 St Clements, Durban 21h00 R80
Saturday 26 February 2011 Open Strings, Westville 19h00 R120 including supper
WESTERN CAPE
4 March 2011 Dorpstraat Woordfees, Stellenbosch 21h00 TBC
Saturday 5 March 2011 Big Blue Festival 15h00 TBC
Sunday 6 March 2011 Rainbow Glen, Montague 16h00 TBC
Friday 11 March 2011 Elgin Blues Market, Elgin, Grabouw TBC TBC
Saturday 12 March 2011 Cape Farmhouse TBC R50
Wednesday 16 March 2011 Saronsberg Theatre, Tulbach TBC TBC
Saturday 19 March 2011 (with Albert Frost) Die Boer, Durbanville TBC TBC
Sunday 20 March 2011 Cubana, Hermanus TBC TBC
Tuesday 20 March 2011 The Waiting Room, Cape Town TBC TBC
Wednesday 23 March 2011 Seaside Blues, Melkbos TBC TBC

Note – Western Cape dates being finalized and will be released in due course.

About Martin Myers
Music Supervisor / Artist and Talent Manager / Publicist / Music Exchange Founder / Owner Triple M Entertainment

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