It’s no surprise that Robin Auld opened his Easter Saturday gig at The Cape Farmhouse with his chart-topping “Perfect Day”.  Tucked away in the fynbos and with perfect weather conditions for a live outdoor concert it was a totally perfect day where locals kicked off their shoes and basked in the blissful autumn sunshine listening to one of Fish Hoek’s most popular sons.

Avid fans relaxing on an autumn afternoon while local musicians rocked among the fynbos. Photo: Karen Larsen

Avid fans relaxing on an autumn afternoon while local musicians rocked among the fynbos. Photo: Karen Larsen

Accompanied by Roger Bashew on bass and Paul Tizzard on drums, the trio jammed away to many of Auld’s lyrics, reminding fans that besides being a singer-songwriter and über-talented guitarist, Auld is also a poet and novelist with twenty albums behind him.  His single “All of Woman” reached No. 1 on Radio 5 in 1985.

Robin Auld rocking The Cape Farmhouse near Scarborough. Photo: Karen Larsen

Robin Auld rocking The Cape Farmhouse near Scarborough. Photo: Karen Larsen

Completing the local line up was another veteran of the Cape Town music scene, Andy Lund and his band The Mission Men.

 

Another veteran of the Cape music circuit, Andy Lund and The Mission Men opened for the Robin Auld Trio. Photo: Karen Larsen

Another veteran of the Cape music circuit, Andy Lund and The Mission Men opened for the Robin Auld Trio. Photo: Karen Larsen

Karen Larsen

Karen was a newspaper journalist in the 1980’s working for, among others, The Star and The Daily News.  These days she focuses on documenting life in the fairest Cape in her blog Http://Theearthbeneathmyfeet.Wordpress.Com/ – a photographic journal about “Living on the tip of Africa, travelling, hiking and simply being”.

 

Editor’s note: Karen’s blog is beautifully created with exquisite photographs – do visit it! Viv