Cape Town singer-songwriter Robin Levetan, founder member of Bright Blue, has released his first solo CD of original songs. The album will launch with a live performance at Marimba in Cape Town on Thursday 16 June at 18h00. Talented and accomplished in several fields, Levetan’s passion for music has been life-long. His play “Skyf” was performed at both The Market and Baxter Theatres. As vocalist and founding member of celebrated South African crossover band Bright Blue, he made a substantial writing contribution to the songs on their debut album before leaving the band to pursue other interests. Over one thousand fans were present for the band’s reunion at the End Conscription Campaign’s 25th anniversary celebration in October 2009. The live collaboration inspired an intensive bout of song-writing and recording which gave birth to the beautifully crafted new album titled A Far Country. Levetan co-produced A Far Country with Roger Bashew, drawing on the versatile instrumental and vocal talents of Willem Möller, Paul Tizzard, Selwyn Schneider, Tonia Selley and Buddy Wells. Ex-Bright Blue comrades Ian Cohen, Tom Fox and Dan Heymann, and Freshly Ground keyboardist Seredeal “Shaggy” Scheepers also appeared as a guest on the album which was mixed by Keith Farquharson and mastered in New York by internationally-renowned engineer Chris Athens. The CD can be previewed and purchased online at www.robinlevetan.com or www.rhythmmusicstore.com. The launch will kick off with a short set of songs written and performed by Tonia Selley.