Roy Colbert Profile

aka Roi Colbert
Amanda Mills
Published: 17 May 2013
Updated: 21 Jul 2017

Legend, doyen, guru, and authority are just a few of the titles Roy Colbert has been called, after hearing and seeing it all … and being able to write the tale.

Colbert was in the eye of the storm that was the Dunedin Sound, being a conduit between the artist and the audience through his legendary second hand record store, Records Records. This, coupled with his career covering local, national, and often overseas musicians has seen him gain the reputation as the Godfather of the Dunedin Sound, though he disagreed with this title.

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Records Records - Roy Colbert's legendary record store, with Roy outside.
Roy Colbert at the 2001 APRA awards
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Roy Colbert
A 1980s representation of the interior of Records Records
Photo credit: Drawing by Lou Allison
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