Robin Auld was born in Lusaka, Zambia in 1959. His childhood was spent between Southern Africa and Scotland before moving to Cape Town at the age of eleven.
His musical training began with piano lessons in Standard 4. By the time he was in high school, music was his favourite subject. In Standard 8 he was playing guitar, this gradually took over from the piano as his main instrument.
On leaving school he started out playing lead guitar and singing backing vocals with a number of bands, namely the Steve Walsh Band and the Lancaster Band, before recording his first solo album entitled “At The Corner”. At this stage, Robin began realizing his potential as a vocalist.
Several songs from his albums having enjoyed chart success, most notably “All Of Woman” from his 3rd album (Ocean Motion), which was a nationwide No. 1 and “Perfect Day” from his fifth album (Love Kills), which reached No. 1, winning the OKTV award for the best rock album of ’92.
Apart from playing extensively throughout South Africa and achieving acclaim as a live performer, he spent many years in London, touring abroad and gaining valuable experience playing at venues like the Mean Fiddler and the Hippodrome.
Robin’s guitar playing influences include Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Santana, and Ry Cooder. His songwriting has been influenced by the likes of The Beatles, Steely Dan, and Prince. He still plays the same ’64 Fender Stratocaster that he’s had since the start of his career. His other interests include surfing, for which he represented Western Province, fishing and writing.
Zen surfing in the third world
01. Zen surfing in the third world
02. All messed up
03. Are you the one
04. Hole in the wall
05. Babylon calling
08. Shot me out of the sky
09. Heart and soul
10. Orbit oblivion
11. You said no
Released in 1993.
All songs composed by Robin Auld
Produced by Lloyd Ross
Recorded at Milestone Studios, Cape Town
Robin Auld: Vocals, guitars, harmonica
Kevin Gibson: Drums
Robert Hack: Bass
Jo Rowlands: Backing vocals, handclaps
Lloyd Ross: Backing vocals, tambourine
01. Heavy Water
02. All The Girls Cried
03. Since I Caught On
04. Long Lost
05. Hanging Tree
06. I Felt You
07. Give Me a sign
08. This Time Next Year
09. Ivory Tower
10. When You Were in Love