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 kicked off in February and Robin will be performing at venues in the Eastern and Western Cape, Gauteng and Kwazulu-Natal.

MarchFri 4th Dorp Straat Woordfees, Stellenbosch, 20.15, R60

Sat 5th Big Blue festival, Kleinmond 14.45…ticket options at

Sun 6th Rainbow Glen, Montagu, 16.00, R100

Fri 11th Elgin Blues Market, Grabouw, 20.00, R30

Sat 12th Cape Farmhouse, 15.30, R50

Wed 16th Saronsberg theatre, Tulbagh, 20.30, R60

Sat 19th Die Boer, Durbanville, with Albert Frost 20.30, R80

Sun 20th Cubana, Hermanus, 20.00, no cover but booking essential.

Tues 22nd The Waiting Room, Cape Town. With Andy Lund, 9pm, R80

Wed 23rd Seaside Blues, Melkbos, 20.30, R80

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

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