The Jets reunite

2016-03-03 06:00
Photo: supplied Ortel Singh (Jets), Edries Fredricks (Flames), Godfrey Daniels (Jets) and Cyril Francis (Jets), all part of popular bands in the sixties.

Photo: supplied Ortel Singh (Jets), Edries Fredricks (Flames), Godfrey Daniels (Jets) and Cyril Francis (Jets), all part of popular bands in the sixties.

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EXCITEMENT is building among club-goers of the sixties as news spreads of the well-known band, The Jets’ reunion is to take place this month.

Band members Cyril Francis, Ortel Singh and Godfrey Daniels will be uniting in a one-night-only special performance to reminisce about music from the good ‘ol days.

Having formed a few months before another popular band, The Flames, The Jets will wow audiences with an explosive performance.

The reunion will include Godfrey Daniels, who will visit South Africa specifically for this event, since relocating to Ireland.

Although Singh and Francis still play occasionally they are excited about the upcoming reunion, which will include all original members, apart from Tony Lazarus who died in an accident on 2007, and Ivan Daniels who died in 2009.

The reunion will include a performance­ on Saturday 27 March at the Kharwastan Community Centre and includes original performances by the group, as well as them doing cover versions­ of hits songs by Carlos­ Santana, Bee Gees and the Rolling Stones.

Afterwards the performance the group will reunite with fans from back in the day, as well as new followers.

The Jets enjoyed a massive following in the sixties and would receive tons of fan mail.

They also had supporters waiting for them to perform in Durban, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth where their shows were always sold out.

The band’s philosophy has always been that they were not driven by prizes­ they won in competitions or popularity, it was with their love of music­.

Their big break came when they won the Coca-Cola Battle of the Bands in 1962, outperforming 15 bands from across the country.

Since then their philosophy has been that they could achieve anything with vision, determination and passion – a message they would like to continue to pass on.

Information or tickets for the one-night-only-show available from Babes Govender on 074 120 8025, Estelle Naidoo on 084 574 1219, Ronnie Govender­ on 076 145 5803 or Robbie Daniels on 084 444 4171.

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