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28January

Déja Vu “Rock Through The Ages”

28 January 2017 at 8pm

Deja Vu – Davey Mac Millan & Baden Hall are an entertainment 2 piece doing a 60’s becomes 70 turns 80 show. (ROCK N ROLL THE EARLY YEARS). INCLUDES Neil Diamond, Cliff and the Shadows, Elvis and many more. DAVEY MAC is on guitars and vocals and Baden Hall on piano and keys. They are both older and highly experienced musos having done studio work and played all over the southern continent. The show has dialogue about the music and artists as well so is entertaining and fulfilling. Come and enjoy an evening of All the favourites from 60’s To 90’s. Don’t miss this dynamic show.

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3February

Ancient Agents

3 February 2017 at 8pm

Ancient Agents invite you on a musical journey that bridges cultures, combining grooves from north India and the Middle East with Afro beats and polyrhythms – ancient sounds telling a modern tale. An instrumental interplay between world-class musicians that crosses genres, borders and time signatures. With musical influences from Africa, India and Scandinavia, the quartet combines traditional rhythms and contemporary harmonies to produce a richly textured acoustic world beat. This local-international collaboration brings together four multi-instrumentalists – an innovative lead guitarist, a melody-driven bassist and two intuitive, dexterous percussionists whose instruments range from Arabic to Indian and North African. Each band member brings with him a distinct sound, an impressive performance history and international experience.

The collab is Swedish percussionist Fredrik Gille, SA bassist, Schalk Joubert, SA guitarist Reza Khota and irish percussionist Ronan Skillen

 

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11February

Arno Carstens

11 February 2017 at 8pm

Platinum selling, award winning, singer-songwriter Arno Carstens has released 12 albums; 5 as lead singer of Springbok Nude Girls, 1 as part of Electronica project Bhelltower and 6 as a solo artist, Arno Carstens. He’s had over 20 top ten singles and won 5 SAMA Awards including Best Rock Album in 2004 for Another Universe and Best Adult Contemporary Album in 2006 for The Hello Goodbye Boys.

In September 2016, Arno released his debut Afrikaans album, and to honour his roots, called it ‘Die Aandblom 13’. During his 20 year career, Arno has performed with U2, The Rolling Stones and REM, among many others; headlined every major South African music festival; and performed at some of the most legendary and exclusive international music festivals including Isle of Wight, Glastonbury, V Festival and Hard Rock Calling.

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11March

Cat Simoni & Paul Spence Luv ABBA

11 March 2017 at 8pm

Cat Simoni & Paul Spence brings the music of The Fab Swedish Four to Prince Albert!  It’s incredible!

Their first reunion since 2003 Stockholm, at the Mamma Mia movie premiere! All the timeless pop hits from Waterloo to SOS and Fernando! WE LUV ABBA! is a crazy risqué night with Cat & Paul. Dress up in ABBA-tastic gear if you wanna join in the fun!

FABBATASTIC!

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18March

Andrew Young – Get Back

18 March 2017 at 8pm

Get BAck – Tribute of the music of… The Beatles.

This is Saxophonist, Andrew Young`s third concert at The Showroom Theatre in Prince Albert and he is back this time with his Show, Get Back – a tribute to the music of the Beatles. Through music, film, pictures and anecdotes Andrew takes the audience through his life in Liverpool and play the songs that have influenced him and a generation of musicians. Program includes classic songs from Liverpool: Hey Jude, Imagine, Yesterday, I Saw Her Standing There, A Hard Day’s Night, The Long And Winding Road, Strawberry Fields, Penny Lane, With A Little Help From My Friends, Let It Be, You’ll Never Walk Alone. Get Back has been performed in Europe, China and South Africa and has received the highest reviews. Andrew is known in China as “The Prince of the Saxophone”

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1April

Charl du Plessis Trio – Baroqueswing Vol. II

1 April 2017 at 8pm

Charl du Plessis Trio return to Prince Albert’s Showroom Theatre for the release of their much-anticipated new album by Swiss record label Claves – Baroqueswing Vol. 2. This performance promises a vibrant crossover of jazz and Baroque music that is sure to convince even the most stern music lover. Favourites like Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring, the famous Bach Toccata & Fugue in d minor as well as Vivaldi’s Four Seasons will delight audiences. Baroqueswing Vol. 2 experiments with form, rhythm, and virtuoso arrangements of timeless music, bringing a refreshing energy to the stage. The Swiss press hailed the Trio’s performance as: “famous themes from the Baroque observed through a jazz lens – he did this with perfection. Du Plessis proves himself here but in his rhythmically charged performance as a virtuoso pianist of big style” – Walliser Bote “Oddly enough, the seams among the two centuries were loosely sewn; one genre swung into the other. Rocking shoulders and tapping feet, the audience was visibly moved. But there was something even more exciting that befell us” – Bachtrack Charl du Plessis says of Baroqueswing Vol. 2: “I wanted to adhere to the sophisticated method of musical treatment where the inherent rhythmic identity of the original score, as well as the stylistic performance principles receive the utmost respect from the performers. This experience is defined by the energy of the audience and the moment of musical creation propels Hugo to be the sensitive and complimentary drummer with his unique dynamic timbres. Furthermore, it inspires Werner to utilise the acoustics and form the basis of the harmonic landscape for the performance. Finally, the Steinway becomes my voice as I try to extemporise on the original Baroque content in a new and personal way.”

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6May

Sulayman Human

6 May 2017 at 8pm

Rachmaninoff Russian Roulette  –  Sulayman Human, pianist.

Sulayman has been hailed by South Africa’s foremost classical music critic, Paul Boekkooi, as a pianist who brings out soloistic detail with melodic-architectural richness, combined with continuous lyricism, technical perfection and a comprehensive understanding of touch. His performance of the Adagio from the Concerto no.23 by Mozart was described by the same critic as a performance wherein the gravitas were acknowledged that is needed to bring forth the pathos of this music. Rachmaninoff has been a composer studied by Sulayman for years, and after performing both his famous Second and Third Piano Concerti Sulayman felt the need to return to the masterworks for solo piano by this master composer. Rachmaninoff Russian Roulette is built upon works that Rachmaninoff composed throughout the span of his life. Works that are melodically, harmonically, architecturally and, most importantly, emotionally driven. This concert will not only represent the life of this composer, but will reveal why Rachmaninoff has become one of the most celebrated and most loved composers amongst pianists and audiences. Programme: – 10 Preludes, Op.23 – Sonata no.2 in B-flat minor, Op.36 – Polka de W.R – Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op.42 – Liebeslied

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The Showroom Theatre in Prince Albert is a collaboration between Local Businesswoman Charon Landman and Film Maker Johnny Breedt. Charon Landman has invested in and developed many properties in Prince Albert including the Swartberg Hotel and Seven Arches building. Johnny Breedt is best known for his work as a Production Designer in the film industry, both locally and abroad.

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A “World Class” Performing Arts Venue in The Karoo. Musical performances from classical to contemporary,drama,comedy and film.
This multi-purpose venue showcases some of South Africa’s top performers and productions. Hire The Showroom Theatre for your Corporate Event,Function or Seminars.

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