Cape Town, South Africa
The son of a church organist father and pianist mother, South African-born Brian Currin grew up surrounded by music. In his pre-teen years he realised that he had no real talent for playing music and he couldn’t sing, so he immersed himself in the world of music by listening, exploring and researching. Which he still does today.
He served in the military from 1977 to 1981 and then spent many years in corporate sales and marketing until his involvement in the re-discovery of Rodriguez, opened up a whole new world for him.
He was the co-founder and content editor for Rhythm Online, South Africa’s first online music store, from 2006 to 2012.
He ran Mabu Vinyl, the iconic music store seen in the Oscar-winning “Searching For Sugar Man” film from 2013 to 2019.
His voice could be heard on the streaming radio station All Jazz Radio where he hosted the Vagabond Jazz & Blues Show from 2012 to 2019.
He is very involved in promoting South African music.
Brian Currin Music
Vagabond Jazz & Blues Show
Discogs - Brian Currin
South African Rock Encyclopedia
SugarMan.org - Rodriguez