James Marais and Monique Cassells are bringing their Old School Country Legends tribute to the The Showroom Theatre on 22 June at 8pm.
James Marais and Monique Cassells are renowned for their “Oldies But Goldies” show, which has brought them sold-out attendances at two New Year’s Eve performances at The Showroom Theatre in 2017 and 2018.
Just as with the “Oldies But Goldies” show, the “Old School Country Legends” show is a mini-theatrical experience, featuring the dynamic vocal and visual performances of James and Monique, alternating as a duo and individual performers, who also do multiple costume changes throughout.
James, renowned as the no. 1 Elvis Presley tribute artist in South Africa, and who has appeared on television several times, including appearances on SABC 2’s game shows, “Noot Vir Noot” and “Musiek Roulette”, as well as Kyknet’s “Jou Show”, presented by Emo Adams, shows his versatility as he excels in the Country genre with songs by legendary artists such as Johnny Cash (“Folsom Prison Blues”), Don Williams (“You’re My Best Friend”) and Glen Campbell (“Rhinestone Cowboy”).
Monique, who has gained widespread praise for her powerhouse voice and performances, as well as her versatility, shows her excellent capabilities as a Country singer, with tributes to top Country artists such as Patsy Cline (“Crazy”), Tammy Wynette (“Stand By Your Man”) and Dolly Parton (“9 to 5”). Monique made her television debut on SABC 2’s “Musiek Roulette” in May 2018.
James and Monique are a powerful duo and perform some wonderful duets in the show by artists such as Johnny Cash and June Carter (“Jackson”), Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn (“After The Fire Is Gone”) and Kenny Rodgers and Dolly Parton (“Islands In The Stream”), as well as songs not originally performed as a duet, such as Merle Haggard’s “Somewhere Between”. Other great Country artists represented include Hank Williams (“Your Cheatin’ Heart”), Charley Pride (“Kiss An Angel Good Morning”), Pussycat (“Missisissippi”), Marie Osmond (“Paper Roses”) and the Bellamy Brothers (“Let Your Love Flow”). Music by the all-time great artists Elvis Presley and Creedence Clearwater Revival will also be included, as they made a considerable impact on Country music.
Tickets for Old School Country Legends are R140pp.