eVoid is a pop / rock outfit from South Africa, now resident in London. They were hugely successful during the 80’s with their hits “Shadows” and “Taximan” and were known for creating a New Romantic “Fadgets” look consisting of colourful ethno-gypsy outfits accessorised with zulu and ndebele beadwork. Their music ranges from well-crafted pop songs to ethno-junk rhythms.
"éVoid is the most exciting avant garde rock band to emerge on the local scene in recent times.” (Mike Waddacor, Rand Daily Mail, December 1982)
In 1984, their debut album, simply called eVoid, went to no.1 in the Springbok Charts, reaching gold status that same year. Follow up albums include “Here comes the ROT” (1986) and “Graffitti Lounge” (2008). Reviewing the last CD, Johannesburg newspaper The Citizen wrote “ the songwriting power is still very much in evidence, and what could have been a tricky career stumble is, without doubt, a triumph.”
The current band consists of founder members, brothers Lucien & Erik Windrich on guitar/vocals & keyboards/guitar/vocals respectively, who still look as young and fresh as ever on their brightly coloured zimmer frames and walking sticks. They are joined by veteran South African musicians Yoyo Buys on bass and Mike Horne on drums.
Slide guitar, harmonica, African blues guitar stylings and soul vocals all feature in the fresh roots sound of Robin Auld.
Born in Lusaka, Zambia to Scots parents, Robin's childhood was spent alternating between Southern Africa and Scotland; a journey reflected in the African and Celtic influences in his music. He learned to play the guitar by listening to Hendrix, Ry Cooder and Neil Young, also absorbing influences from the various guitarists of Southern Africa to make the contemporary mix of his music today.
Currently based in Cape Town, he has performed and recorded in New York, London, California, Glasgow and Nashville, opening for and performing with acts such as Lloyd Cole, Angelique Kidjo, Michelle Shocked, Osibisa and Mud Morgenfield.
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