Michael Buble takes centrestage

2016-08-17 06:00
Centrestage front men, Jace Bowren (left) and Thuba Myeki will pay tribute to their hero, Michael Buble, in a one-night-only show in Port Elizabeth. Photo: SUPPLIED

Centrestage front men, Jace Bowren (left) and Thuba Myeki will pay tribute to their hero, Michael Buble, in a one-night-only show in Port Elizabeth. Photo: SUPPLIED

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TWO of Centrestage’s most popular front men, Jace Bowren and Thuba Myeki, return to PE for a one-night only celebration of the music of the rocking swinging modern-day Sinatra, Michael Buble, on August 19.

The show is entitled “Swinging Like a Star – from Big Band to Hollywood: Michael Buble takes Centrestage”.

Bowren and Myeki started their Centrestage careers as part of the boy band Escape, and also performed in their acclaimed cabaret “The Nuvo Retro Topsy Turvy Music Show”.

Bowren will bring his wealth of international experience, gleaned from having played stages and luxury ships all over the world to the fore as he reunites with Myeki, fresh from a string of television and musical ventures in Johannesburg.

Sparks will fly as the big band sounds of Michael Buble are playfully and skilfully recreated with a sense of flair and showmanship which emanates from the stage maturity of these now seasoned performers.

For long-time Buble enthusiasts, the show combines a spirited sense of interaction, fun and great vocal harmonies to pay tribute to the raconteur showman whose exuberant on-stage personality is matched only by his incredible performances and consummate rearrangements of the classics.

Brilliant backing tracks will emulate the grandiose sound which Michael Buble has made his own, reinventing the music of a bygone era with a new fresh sound which has added millions of new followers to the legacy of the big band genre.

At the same time, Michael Buble has already carved out a place in history for himself as a consummate pop star with self-penned hits such as “Everything”, “Lost”, “Hollywood”, “Home” and his latest hit, “It’s a Beautiful Day”.

Buble’s personal magnetism has seen him become an icon in the same realm as his mentors, Frank Sinatra, Paul Anka, Sammy Davis Junior and Tony Bennett.

Myeki and Bowren will not only bring their personal love of the big band classics to the fore, but will also show how their own voices and stage personalities have matured to take on the huge task of paying tribute to their own icon.

From the dramatic traditional “Cry Me A River” opening to big band classics such as “I’ve Got the World on a String”, “All of Me” and “Me and Mrs Jones” to the big love songs such as Buble’s show-stopping “Song for You” and “From This Moment”, the show offers an unbeatable mixture of class, sophistication and variety.

Additional classics such as “Feeling Good”, “For Once in My Life”, “Sway” and Buble’s version of the Maroon 5 hit “This Love” are also included, as well as some surprises from the new album.

The show will take place at Old Grey on August 19 at 7:30pm.

Tickets cost R120 for adults or R100 when eight or more are purchased and R60 for children under 18. Tickets for pensioners are R100 each or R80 for 8 or more.

Contact Wendy on 082 661 6921 for bookings.

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