EMQ’s with ROBYN FERGUSON
Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with South African based Guitarist, Vocalist & Prog Prodigy, Robyn Ferguson. Huge thanks to Robyn for taking part.
Robyn is a passionate musician from South Africa who knows how to work hard and play hard! Known for her dynamic live performances and adept guitar skills with acts like Adorned in Ash and Sistas of Metal, Robyn has been flying solo the past 2 years with 3 powerhouse releases now under her belt. The last year has not been easy for Robyn and her Satellite EP “Harbinger” follows close on the heels of her hugely successful debut EP “Alizarin”and sophomore EP “Falling Forward”. In her mental, emotional and spiritual journey to rise above health challenges. Robyn states that “there were many challenges faced and some that are still being faced. I am happy to say that, despite all these battles and still having some nerve damage and paralysis in parts of my body, (like 3 of the 5 fingers on my left hand), the creation of this album has been so liberating and exciting. This past year has completely kicked me into a different frame of mind and I’ve found myself looking at the world through a different lens. This year has pushed and pulled me like no other and I hope that this record will bring hope to those who are facing their own battles and inner demons.”
What is your name, what do you play, and can you tell us a little bit about your history?
Robyn Ferguson, I’m a guitarist and vocalist and have been a solo musician since 2019
What Country are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?
I’m from South Africa! The scene is small but solid!
What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)
My latest release is my satellite EP called “HARBINGER”; a 2 track EP that closely follows my EP called “Falling Forward” from earlier this year.
Who have been your greatest influences?
So, so many, but I have to foremost mention Devin Townsend, Karnivool and Polyphia!
What first got you into music?
I think, I was just born with a love for it.
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?
The epic Devin Townsend!
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
I honestly want to play them all, because it’s my dream to play on the stages of the world.
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
Their napkin…who knows why they had one.
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
Do what you believe in, and push forward!
If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?
The legendary Mr. Ronnie James Dio!
What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?
Creation, composition and being on stage are among my favourite things. I hate hauling gear…my poor back!
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
Most definitely Egos!
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
Polyphia – “Renaissance”
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?
All of the above haha!
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
Rock no Rio in Angola was so, so amazing!
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
A Graphic Designer.
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
My five personalities. 😊
What’s next for you?
Collaborations…and a lot more music, so watch this space!
What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?
My answer is…42. 😊
Robyn is proudly endorsed by Ibanez Guitars South Africa
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Represented by David Devo Oosthuizen
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