Host of legends

2011-04-28 00:00

THE Hairy Legged Lentil Eaters — fresh from their gig as the featured act at the Splashy Fen Music Festival — will be performing at the Music in the Garden concert in Piet­­er- maritzburg­ on May 8.

The Mother’s Day fundraiser, which aims to raise money for the SPCA, will also feature performances by Durban-based rock ‘n roll band, Catlike Thieves, the legendary Steve Fataar and a host of other acts.

Described as the “most eclectic folk band this side of the Limpopo”, the Hairy Legged Lentil Eaters have made an indelible mark on the local music scene, never failing to win over audiences with performances that have ranged from the satirical to the bizarre.

Durban-based rockers Catlike Thieves, meanwhile, have been carving themselves a successful niche in the music industry since mid-2008. The band, whose influences include Green Day, Yellowcard, the Beach Boys, AC/DC and James Brown, have performed at the White Mountain and Splashy Fen music festivals, and have shared the stage with Zebra and Giraffe, and The Parlotones.

As for Fataar, he has been a musical icon since the early sixties when he joined with his brothers to form The Flames — and his set promises to be unmissable.

Joining them at the concert will be the Epworth School Marimba Band; the PMB Philharmonic Strings; Nonaseye, whose sound can be described as a fusion of driving musical guitars, melodic bass lines and groove-orientated drumming; Shomon, whose unusual melodies “resonate deep within your soul”; Howick-based Pan Latino, which was formed in 2007 by Bolivian-born Kech Sanchez; and Quinton Young.

The Music in the Garden concert, which will be hosted by Dave Guselli and Martin Godfrey, takes place at the National Botanical Gardens in Mayor’s Walk from 11 am to 5 pm.

Tickets are R100 (children under 12 are R50, and toddlers under three are free) and can be bought at the SPCA in Woodhouse Road, the SPCA Shop at 4 Gough Street, Dulcé Cafe at Parklane Spar, PMB Tourism at the Liberty Midlands Mall and Strelitzia at the Botanical Gardens.

Food and drinks will be on sale at the concert and patrons can take along a picnic basket.

For more information phone Maureen­ at 033 386 9267.

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