Honky Tonk Heaven
Sydney born singer/songwriter Robin Lee Sinclair first appeared on the Australian music scene in the early 70's when, at the age of 17, his first solo recording reached number 19 on the Sydney charts. Robin went on to form his own band, attaining a residency at the Musicians Club in Sydney, and drawing record crowds for a period of 18 months. As a result of numerous national television appearances, Robin was invited to do a screen test for the Grundy Organization which won him acting parts in the Young Doctors and Glenview High. Robin left Squeeze in 1978 to resume a solo career, releasing the album Let it Take You which he wrote, arranged and produced himself. This album was later released in the UK on the BBC's own label. Several of Robin's songs have been covered by performers such as Canadian Patrick Norman, Dinah Lee and New Zealand's Queen of Pop, Tina Cross. His writing and production credits also included scores for film and television. In the early 80's Robin teamed up with singer/guitarist Greg Young to form the country music duo Sinclair & Young. This alliance resulted in two more successful years of recording and live performance. Another solo recording was released in 1985. The single, consisting of reworked versions of two previously released Squeeze songs, re-established Robin Lee Sinclair as a solo singer/songwriter. In 1986 he composed and recorded two albums of 'New Age' music, The White Light Collection Volumes 1 and 11. During the same year, Robin joined the Australian Academy of Dramatic Arts as singing teacher and musical director, as well as starting his own teaching studio in the Sydney suburb of Ryde. For the past eight years Robin has been performing country rock with his band in and around the Sydney circuit, and has attracted a considerable following among country music fans. His current album, Honky Tonk Heaven consists of 14 all new Sinclair originals, and contains an exciting and varied mix of ballads, traditional country and country rock. Honky Tonk Heaven, released on the new Lariat label, is now available on CD and cassette. In July 1999, Robin joined the Roy Orbison Tribute Show, revelling in the opportunity to pay homage to his all-time favourite singer and childhood inspiration. And now, after a hugely successful four years on the Sydney club circuit and the release of a Big O tribute CD, he now looks forward to touring nationally before setting his sights on the US of A. Robin Lee Sinclair's new CD, Live and Kickin' (featuring highlights from recent live club performances) is now available on the Lariat label. The Robin Lee Sinclair Band currently consists of: Steve McMurray: Lead guitar/back-up vocals Mick Csapo: Bass guitar/back-up vocals Suzy Campbell: Back-up Vocals/Percussion Michael O'Leary: Drums Management: Suzy Campbell For further information: phone (02) 9630 1134.