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Robin McAuley

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Robin McAuley
McAuley performing at Raiding the Rock Vault in 2019
McAuley performing at Raiding the Rock Vault in 2019
Background information
Born (1953-01-20) 20 January 1953 (age 71)
County Meath, Ireland
OriginDublin, Ireland
GenresHard rock, heavy metal
Years active1981–present

Robin McAuley (born 20 January 1953) is an Irish singer. He is best known as the vocalist for the rock band McAuley Schenker Group from 1986 to 1993, which saw the band release three studio albums: Perfect Timing, Save Yourself, M.S.G., the live album Unplugged Live, and the Japan-only EP Nightmare: The Acoustic M.S.G. He has made further appearances with Schenker in 2012,[1] and also in 2016 with Michael Schenker Fest alongside original MSG singers Gary Barden and Graham Bonnet, and Doogie White of Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock.[citation needed]

In 1991, he did a song called "Teach Me How to Dream" from the 1991 spy action comedy film If Looks Could Kill on the film's soundtrack as the love theme.[citation needed]

McAuley has also performed with Grand Prix, Survivor and Far Corporation; including singing on their UK #8 single, a version of Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven".[citation needed] In 1999, McAuley released his solo album, Business As Usual, written and recorded with the help of future Survivor bandmate, Frankie Sullivan.[citation needed]

McAuley is also a longtime member of the star-studded Raiding the Rock Vault cast[2] and the vocalist for all-star project Black Swan featuring Reb Beach and fellow Rock Vault alumni, Jeff Pilson and Matt Starr, whose debut album, Shake the World, was released in February 2020. In a 2021 interview with Pariah Burke, McAuley stated the album is his personal favorite he's ever done.[3]

McAuley has also been known to play alongside his son, Casey.[citation needed]


Solo albums[edit]

  • Business as Usual (1999)
  • Standing on the Edge (2021)
  • Alive (2023)

with Grand Prix[edit]

  • There for None to See (1982)
  • Samurai (1983)

with Far Corporation[edit]

with McAuley Schenker Group[edit]

with GMT[edit]

  • War Games (1985)

with Michael Schenker Fest[edit]

  • Resurrection (2018)
  • Revelation (2019)

with Black Swan[edit]

  • Shake the World (2020)
  • Generation Mind (2022)


  1. ^ "Michael Schenker Joins Forces With Robin McAuley For North American Tour". MetalAssault.com. 20 December 2011.
  2. ^ Jim Hill (17 February 2015). "Interview: Robin McAuley Rocks Raiding the Rock Vault". Showtickets.com.
  3. ^ "Robin McAuley (McAuley Schenker Group, Black Swan, Raiding the Rock Vault) Interview – PariahRocks.com". The Hard, Heavy & Hair Show - PariahRocks.com. 20 May 2021. Retrieved 24 June 2021.

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