Robin McAuley

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Robin McAuley
Michael Schenker Group with McAuley 2012 NYC.jpg
performing with Michael Schenker in 2012
Background information
Born (1953-01-20) 20 January 1953 (age 68)
County Meath, Ireland
Origin Dublin, Ireland
Genres Hard rock, heavy metal
Occupation(s)Musician, singer, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, tambourine
Years active1981–present
Associated acts McAuley Schenker Group, Survivor, Far Corporation, Michael Schenker Fest, Grand Prix, Black Swan, Bleed, Skid Row
Website robinmcauley.com

Robin McAuley (born 20 January 1953) is an Irish musician best known as the vocalist for McAuley Schenker Group from 1986 to 1993, which saw the band release three studio albums: Perfect Timing , Save Yourself , M.S.G. , the live album Unplugged Live , and the Japan-only EP Nightmare: The Acoustic M.S.G. He has made further appearances with Schenker in 2012, [1] and also in 2016 with Michael Schenker Fest alongside original MSG singers Gary Barden and Graham Bonnet, and Doogie White of Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock.

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in 1991, he did a song called "Teach Me How to Dream" from the 1991 spy action comedy film If Looks Could Kill on the film's soundtrack as the love theme.

McAuley has also performed with Grand Prix, Survivor and Far Corporation. In 1999, McAuley released his solo album, Business As Usual, written and recorded with the help of future Survivor bandmate, Frankie Sullivan.

McAuley is also a long time member of the star-studded Raiding the Rock Vault cast [2] and the vocalist for all-star project Black Swan featuring Reb Beach and fellow Rock Vault alumni, Jeff Pilson and Matt Starr, whose debut album, 'Shake The World', was released February 14, 2020. In a 2021 interview with Pariah Burke, McAuley stated the album is his personal favorite he's ever done. [3]

McAuley has also been known to play alongside his son, Casey.

Discography

Solo albums

with Grand Prix

with Far Corporation

with McAuley Schenker Group

with GMT

with Michael Schenker Fest

with Black Swan

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References

  1. "Michael Schenker Joins Forces With Robin McAuley For North American Tour". MetalAssault.com. 20 December 2011.
  2. Jim Hill (17 February 2015). "Interview: Robin McAuley Rocks Raiding the Rock Vault". Showtickets.com.
  3. "Robin McAuley (McAuley Schenker Group, Black Swan, Raiding the Rock Vault) Interview – PariahRocks.com". The Hard, Heavy & Hair Show - PariahRocks.com. Retrieved 24 June 2021.