The Bats to perform at Hexagon Theatre

2015-04-30 14:33

FIFTY years after their inception, The Bats is on the road and will be performing on Friday and Saturday, 10 and 11 April, at the Hexagon Theatre.

The Friday show will start at 7.30pm and the Saturday show will start at 6pm.

Their 50th anniversary show - That Old Bat Magic - is expected to be a crowd puller.

Tickets are R100 and bookings are already open at Computicket.

The band was formed in 1965 when Eddie Eckstein, Paul Ditchfield, the late Jimmy Dunning and the late Barry Jarman, burst onto the local scene and became, to many ardent followers, South Africa’s answer to the Beatles. They toured extensively, both locally and internationally, and have performed in the United Kingdom, Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia) and Germany with their music and hilarious comedy show. More than just grea t musicians, they were also great entertainers.

In 2000 the band was joined by Derek Gordon and got back on the road for what they thought would be a short “come back”. Little did they know that 15 years later they would still be on the road delighting audiences both young and old. - Supplied

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