May music festival for PMB

2015-04-29 09:22

EIGHT music shows will keep crowds entertained during the Rhumbelow Music Feast in Durban and Pietermaritzburg.

The Pietermaritzburg leg will run from Friday, 1 May until Sunday 3 May at the Rhumbelow Theatre at Allan Wilson Shellhole at 5 Alan Paton Avenue.

On 1 May, Pietermaritzburg will enjoy performances from the Barry Thomson, Jason Andrew and Marion Loudon.

The trio will perform classic tunes from George Ezra, Bonnie Raitt, Eurhythmics, Alison­ Moyet as well as contemporary hit songs from Mumford and Sons, Avicii, Pharell Williams and Avril Lavigne.

The professional swing jazz act Beat-Route, with their soothing acoustic sounds will also perform jazz on Friday.

The following day crowds will be entertained by Rise and The Melvin Peters Trio. Rise has been performing for seven years and has entertained at the Durban Botanic Gardens, Mr Price Pro, World Cup Rugby launch, Smoking Dragon Festival, Mkuze Cricket Tournament, the Durban July and many clubs and events around South Africa.

The Melvin Peters Trio will pay homage to various musicians who have composed music based on their experiences during the oppressive times, most notably Duke Ellington and Oscar Petersen who represent the American jazz tradition, and Abdullah Ibrahim and Winston Mankunku who represent the South African jazz landscape.

The show promises to be educational and entertaining, combined with an element of nostalgia.

The last day of the music festival will see old school rock ‘n roll performances from Rockabilly and Durban’s pop artist Rowan Stuart who will alter between the acoustic and electric guitar, and will be joined by friend Andy Turrell on bass guitar.

The performances will comprise one stripped-down, acoustic set, and one electric set, and will feature songs from his albums, reworkings of a few classic songs, and some brand new material.

The venue opens 90 minutes before the show for a picnic dinner.

Tickets cost between R100 and R120.

People are encouraged to take picnic baskets. A bar will be available.

Booking is through Computicket, alternatively bookings can be made by phoning Roland on 082 499 8636.

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