AWARD-WINNING Zimbabwean singer, David Scobie, has unveiled his long-awaited website, http://davidscobie.org/
He made the announcement via his Facebook profile recently. “The new website is finished and we hope to get some interest in the old music again,” says David. The multi-media website features David’s profile, discography, photos and singles released, among other great features.
Visitors to the site can preview and purchase his best selling 1981 album, “Cleaning Up!” for the first time in 28 years which features hit songs like Gypsey Girl, Taking The Easy Way Home, Maybe Life Don’t Care and On The Phone. The CD is also available for download. Other albums are available to preview and download. These include: Reborn (1983), Photograph (1984) and David Scobie Special Edition (1989). These albums will be re-released on CD and downloads by the end of 2009.
Brogue CDs are also available for purchase and download on the site. Brogue is David’s new project. He teamed up with Zimbabwean singer, Brigitte Rodrigues to form the duo producing Scottish/Celtic music. They have released three albums to date: Rhythm Of The Celts (2007) (which has already gained silver disc status in Scotland and is very close to gold) Girls And Strong Whisky (2008) and Popscots which has just been released (2009).
Visitors can register for a newsletter to keep up-to-date with news.Visitors to the site are struck by its ease of use, especially as it includes all content areas that are integral to David’s brand. It has been designed to be the premiere destination for all his fans.It is fresh, interactive, and of high quality competing with all other big artist websites. David aims to reach his growing fans through the site and other multimedia outlets available now. The highly interactive site has already garnered tremendous interest and responses from David’s fans. The Guestbook, especially, has already attracted a lot of attention.
Born in Dundee, Scotland, David was exposed to traditional Scottish folk music from the age of six. His parents took him to his first live concert held in Dundee where popular folk Duo “The Corries” blew David away. In 1973 the Scobie family moved to Harare Zimbabwe. From the age of ten, under the instruction of a close musical family friend, David began learning rudimentary chords on a guitar his parents had bought him. In 1980 David, aged fifteen had a hit-single in Southern Africa called “Gypsey Girl”. The single was released in October 1980 and it went to No.1 in Zimbabwe that November, staying there for the next four months. It was then released in South Africa in April 1981 and it bounced up and down the Springbok charts for nineteen weeks.
The single went Gold in both countries and David became an over-night celebrity. His next single “Taking The Easy Way Home” was recorded in April 1981 and by that June it had reached the Top Ten in both territories again. He went on to release four albums.
From 1983 to 2004 he endured a fruitful career in advertising jingles, producing and engineering. Over the years David repeatedly earned Zimbabwe Advertising Awards for his efforts. In 1998, he staged two musicals and two comedy theatre productions to full houses around the country.
David has teamed up with Brigitte Rodrigues producing Celtic music and call themselves Brogue and they are now based near Edinburgh in Scotland. http://www.broguemusic.com
Visit David’s website at: http://davidscobie.org/