Singer songwriter who was born in Zambia and moved to Cape Town as a child. He was a member of the Lancaster Band in 1979 before joining Steve Walsh’s Root Rhythms.
He released a solo album, At the Corner, in 1983, then formed the band Z-Astaire (Auld on guitar and vocals, Michael Bush on drums, Murray Anderson on keyboards and Robert Hack on bass). They released two albums before Auld went solo again, with his biggest commercial success, Ocean Motion in 1985. It include the singles ‘Baby You’ve Been Good To Me’, ‘All Of Woman’ and ‘After The Fire’.
Auld has continued to release albums on a regular basis and continues to perform in South Africa and abroad.
Cape Town-based jazz group formed by Basil Coetzee in 1985: Basil Coetzee (tenor sax), Paul Abrahams (bass), Robbie Jansen (Alto and soprano sax), Jack Momple (drums), Michael Martin (piano), Vic Higgins (percussion), Titch Jean-Pierre (guitar) and James Kirby (guitar).
They released the album Basil ‘Mannenberg’ Coetzee’s Sabenza in 1987. During this time Sabenza toured South Africa and overseas.
In 1990 a follow-up album, Monwabisi, was released, although released under Basil Coetzee’s name, he still performed with Sabenza. For Monwabisi the line-up was Basil Coetzee (tenor sax), Paul Abrahams (bass), Jack Momple (drums), Monty Weber (drums and percussion), James Kirby (guitar) and various musicians appeared on keyboards: Tony Schilder, David Bravo, Paula Goldstone and Murray Anderson.