Bay to witness Elton John salute

2018-02-28 06:01
Ian von Memerty will team up with the Centrestage band for a tribute to Elton John this weekend.     Photo:CLINT LEE MULLER

Ian von Memerty will team up with the Centrestage band for a tribute to Elton John this weekend. Photo:CLINT LEE MULLER

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SOUTH Africa’s “Prince of the Piano” and larger-than-life entertainment celebrity, Ian Von Memerty, will join forces with the popular Centrestage band to make a triumphant return to the Boardwalk Amphitheatre for their hit tribute to Elton John, Honky Cats, on Friday and Saturday.

The band is fired up and as tight as ever, with the explosive combination of talents destined to amaze locals.

A thrilling journey through John’s extraordinary songs awaits Nelson Mandela Bay residents, starting way back with Your Song, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road and I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues.

The Centrestage band, which will back Von Memerty, consists of musical director Wayne Kallis on vocals and acoustic guitar, Gino Fabbri on drums, Andrew Warneke on bass, Boet Strydom on keyboards, Curtis Kettledas on sax and ex-Clout and Little Sister guitarist Sandy Robbie.

“This is a show for both casual Elton John followers and true fans,” said Centrestage’s Gary Hemmings.

Honky Cats will take place at the Boardwalk Amphitheatre on Friday and Saturday at 8pm. Tickets at R150 per person are available from Computicket or from Wendy on 082 661 6921.

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