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 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 Show from 2012 to 2019.
He is very involved in promoting South African music, and is the co-owner of a number of music-related websites including The South African Rock Encyclopedia which he founded in 1999.
He has two sons with whom he is well-pleased.
I have been compiling mixtapes since the late ’60s … and that’s what I am still doing! Just the technology has improved.
I have been marketing music online since 1997.
Many different styles, genres and eras are covered, including Rock, Pop, Prog, Metal, Punk, Folk, Blues, Jazz, Dance, Soul, R&B, Reggae, Disco, Country, Classical, and much, much more.Brian Currin
What People Say
We, at All Jazz Radio highly recommend Brian’s work. Try him, you won’t be sorry.Eric Alan, All Jazz Radio
Hit 150 000 streams today! Hard to believe! Thanks for all your help and great work.Steve Louw
Oh Brian you may have outdone yourself. Stellar set of tunes.Steven Montez
… you always do such a great job on your shows …Mary Theresa Martini
Your playlists are amazingChef Peter Ayub
Thank you for energizing this tour.Rodriguez