Gino Fabbri the Comedian
Gino Fabbri is an extraordinarily versatile and entertaining comedian/MC who performs throughout South Africa. Gino plays different very likable and hilarious characters throughout the evening and integrates his live, off-the cuff wit into proceedings, often as MC or to assist to liven up awards presentations and to turn normally boring proceedings into hilarious interactive entertainment. He selects up to 6 of the most appropriate characters out of his range of 20 different personas for the evening and performs specialised stand-up comedy and music routines in these eccentric guises. Characters can also be tailored to incorporate function themes and scripts. With over 3 hours of additional stand-up comedy on tap and several hit shows and glowing press reviews under his belt, Gino can also be presented both solo and alongside Donna Africa in a focused comedy environment.
Piano recital by Sulayman Human, performing works of Chopin: Berceuse in D flat major, on 57, Chopin: Barcarolle in F sharp major, on 60, Liszt: Aprés une lecture de Dante: Sonata una quasi fantaisie and Ravel: Gaspard de la niut. All proceeds go to performer’s bursary fund.
SUMMERTIME – Mostly Jazz (and then some… )
Singer/songwriter Madeleine Barnard (better known as Mads in Prince Albert) is teaming up with local vocal quintet the Unity Male Voices to take you on a jazzy trip down memory lane, with a modern number or two thrown in for some contemporary spice. Be prepared to be dazzled by much-loved jazz standards like Summertime, Paper Moon, In the Wee Small Hours, Misty and Georgia on my Mind, along with a spot of Fifties doo-wop (think Sh-Boom), a rocking Billy Joel number and a jazzy rework of the Meaghan Trainor hit All About that Bass. Think smoky, dimly lit rooms with musicians in evening wear, think Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald, think nostalgia and you’ll get the general idea! Some songs will be done with the phenomenal Baden Hall on piano, others will be a capella. Join these local musicians on this glorious musical journey!
Rocco de Villiers
Gewilde pianis Rocco de Villiers bring nie net n versameling van die mooiste musiek ter wereld nie, maar ook n nuwe “best of” vrystelling van die mees gewilde, gesluisterde snitte van sy vorige 5 albums BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL PIANO, MORE BEAUTIFUL PIANO, STUNNING, COUNTRYKEYS en BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL HYMNS. Elke snit deur die gehoor gekies.
MUSIC BOX DANCER, you raise me up, HOW GREAT THOU ART, edelweiss, KLA 1 KLA 2 KLA 3 KLA 4, anna aeroplane, chariots of fire, jim muller keurspel, AMAZING GRACE is net n paar van die stukke waarna die gehoor kan uitsien.
Op sy eie unieke manier – EEN ROCCO, EEN KLAVIER, EEN PAK KLERE – maar soveel meer.
Since 2003 Luna Paige has released 4 English albums and one spectacular Afrikaans live CD and DVD. Luna is also known for her collaborations with blues artist, Gerald Clark in the popular Lovemore Show, which has been running for 6 years. Luna introduced her new Afrikaans show, Solosang as part of the release of her new single, Groot is jy in February. She will be doing a selection of songs from this show as well as some favourite songs from her previous English releases. She might even throw in a new song or two. Come and experience this talented singer-songwriter and listen to the heartfelt and sometimes tongue-in-the-cheek stories behind her songs.
Ride shotgun with Doc MacLean as the World’s Biggest Little Blues Tour storms two continents by land. Keep a couple of extra rounds in the glove box, and keep the tunes cranked up. Before this is over we just might meet the Zulu King.
What I said… Zulu skies. Old stories once took me to the Horn of Africa. Now, this Tour takes me there. This Blues Highway, always curious, always twisting. Now, under Zulu skies. A cold beer in a joint somewhere between the Blue Train and the shacks by the roadside. I bring the Blues to Your Town. Clouds are shifting. Nothing is certain, but all manner of things seem possible under Zulu Skies.
Doc is a weathered, wily, but infinitely likeable storyteller/performer. Writing from the dark side of the blues highway, Doc’s distinctive vocals and bare fingers National guitar plot an intense, emotional remapping of contemporary Delta blues and roots music.
Daniele Pascal- Nostalgia, a tribute to Marlene Dietrich
Marlene Dietrich -glamour, beauty, and mystery, was one of the greatest entertainers of the Golden age, a film star, a cabaret sensation — a wonderful enigma.
Written and directed by Daniele, the show is based on an interview with her long-time friend journalist Louis Bozon in her apartment in Paris a few months before her death in 1992.
French born entertainer and playwright Danièle Pascal has earned widespread acclaim in South Africa and abroad for her interpretation of the music of Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, Leonard Cohen and the great French legends. She is a recipient of many theatre and service awards in France, Mexico, Canada and South Africa.
With Rika Vermeulen on piano, the show features songs such as ‘I may never go home anymore’, ‘ just a gigolo’, ‘ Illusions’. ‘ Ich bin die fesche lola’. ‘ Lili marlene’ and many more, this is a show not to miss!
Ray Dylan is firmly established as one of South Africa’s favourite voices and his newest album, “Reg hier in die middel” – with heartfelt lyrics, fresh melodies and captivating rhythms – reaffirms why! Ray and his team applied their pens in communicating a wide range of feelings and moments through words and music: from loss, betrayal, a love that is not meant to be and “all the right things said and done too late”, to lighter mood party weekends, meeting the one who sweeps you off your feet at first sight and finding the match who was made especially for you.
Descending from a musical family, Jesse spent the first six years of his life on tour with his father, iconic South African singer Johnny Clegg. Jesse has achieved much in the 6 short years he has been active. He has released 4 Top 10 singles and toured extensively throughout South Africa, playing the biggest festivals in the country. As an official ambassador for the Nelson Mandela 46664 foundation,Jesse was invited to play at Radio City Music Hall in New York for the annual Mandela Day Concert. He has been nominated for three South African Music Awards over the course of his career.
André Swiegers / Déjà vu