Colin Shamley

Singer songwriter who appeared on the Johannesburg folk scene in the late 1960s.

Released the duet “Johnny’s Gun” with Cornelia in 1968. Was prominent on the folk scene throughout the 1970s. He recorded several demos between 1968 and 1977 but it was only in 1980 that he released his first album Born Guilty, with Third Ear Music.

“Dancer” and “Stopping Time” were playlisted on Capital Radio but did not make the Top 40 countdown chart. Despite the lack of commercial success he continued to compose and perform into the 2000s.