Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Robin Auld and Ant Cawthorn-Blazeby coming to St Clements

Robin Auld and Ant Cawthorn-Blazeby performing in Durban.

Robin Auld and Ant Cawthorn-Blazeby will be performing at St Clements in Musgrave on Fri 24th Feb. The seeds of this collaboration were sown at the Grahamstown festival in 2003, when musicians would come to the Taphuis to jam informally after their respective shows were finished. Never having met before, Robin and Anton connected musically in an improvised performance that blew the roof off.  Doing some shows together has been a long time in coming as they have been following their respective paths, but the idea has always been there waiting for the right moment and Durban’s music lovers are in for a real treat!

Slide guitar, harmonica, African blues guitar styling and soul vocals all feature in the fresh rootspop sound of Robin Auld. Well known to South Africans from his hits such as “Baby you been good”, “All of woman”, “Love Kills” “Zen Surfing”  and many others,  Robin’s  music has evolved from the pop sound of his earlier recordings into a contemporary mix of blues and roots. 

Currently based in the UK, he has performed and recorded in New York, London, Glasgow and Nashville, opening for and performing with acts such as Lloyd Cole, Angelique Kidjo, Michelle Shocked and Seasick Steve.

A classically trained violinist who has absorbed the influences of Celtic, blues and  roots music, Anton Cawthorn-Blazeby is one of SA’s most respected  musicians. Well known for his work with SAMA nominated instrumentalists Landscape Prayers, which he formed with Nibs van der Spuy, he has also worked with many of SA’s top artists such Steve Newman, Steve Fataar, Guy Buttery, Greg Georgiades and Squeal.

The mix of Celtic and African influences in both artists results in a musical language of vibrant and unique improvisation…an evening of entertainment that will enthuse and uplift!  Tickets are R80, starting at 7h30pm. Booking is ESSENTIAL!  For St Clements please call 031 202 2511 .

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