Sound Advice (March 7-13)

Lu Dlamini will perform today (Wednesday) at the University of KwaZuku-Natal capus in Durban.

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BILLY SUTER reports on gigs in and around Durban this and next week – including supper shows and a campus performance by Lu Dlamini and friends.
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LU Dlamini and friends will perform from 6pm today (Wednesday, March 7) at Durban’s Centre for Jazz and Popular Music on the second level of the Shepstone Building at the University of Kwazulu-Natal.

Doors will open at 5.30pm, and admission is R80 (R50 for pensioners and R25 for students.

Dlamini will be accompanied by Marius Botha on guitar, Barney Bophela on keyboards, Riley Giandhari on drums and Ntobeko Shandu on bass.

Born on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast into one of the province’s musical royal families, Dlamini acquired exceptional composition skills. Influences include the late Miriam Makeba, Busi Mhlongo and Letta Mbulu.

Recent standout performances include her participation in Zakifo 2017 as well as an unforgettable evening recently at the Orbit in Johannesburg.

Her originality is a rare quality, with depth and range. 

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BRITISH saxophonist Andrew Young, accompanied by pianist Paul Williams, will perform classics by The Beatles in Get Back, a show to be staged at 8pm on Thursday and Friday, March 8 and 9, at the Rhumbelow Theatre’s Kloof branch at Tina’s Hotel, 14 Beryldene Road.

British Sax ace Andrew Young.

Through music, film, pictures and anecdotes, Young takes the audience on a journey of his life in Liverpool, and plays the songs that have influenced him and a generation of musicians.

The programme includes Hey Jude, Imagine, Yesterday, I Saw Her Standing There, A Hard Day’s Night, The Long and Winding Road, Strawberry Fields, Penny Lane, With a Little Help From My Friends and Let It Be.

Seating is tables of six and tickets cost R150. Book at Computicket or phone Roland at 082 499 8636.

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SEASONED Irish singer and musician Dave Monks will perform Ireland’s Call at the Rhumbelow Theatre’s Pietermaritzburg branch, at the Allan Wilson Shellhole, at 2pm and 6.30pm on Sunday, March 11.

A multi-instrumentalist, Monks presents an evening jam-packed with nostalgia, and features the most popular sing-a-long and clap-along Irish songs of all time.

The folky feel of the music is accentuated by his mastery of the fiddle, banjo, guitar, harmonica, tin whistle and vocals.

Of course, no Irish show would be complete without the likes of  Danny Boy, Galway Bay, Whiskey in the Jar, Paddy McGinty’s Goat and Delaney’s Donkey, as well as a few originals.

Dave Monks has performed in almost every corner of South Africa as well as Ireland, England, South Korea, USA, Portugal, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Swaziland, and Abu Dhabi.

Tickets for his show cost R150. Book at Computicket or phone Roland at 082 499 8636 

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DURBAN singers Marion Loudon and Andrew Webster are among the cast of A Beautiful Noise at the Rockwood Theatre, Sibaya Casino, near Umhlanga.

This show also features guitarist John Ellis (of Tree63), Andy Turrell on pedal-steel and second guitar, Anita Roscoe on violin, Dylan van der Linde on drums, Llewelyn Chetty on bass and the only musician not from Durban, Lifa Arosi, on keyboards.

A tribute to iconic country, folk and acoustic rock artists, A Beautiful Noise will run until April 1. Expect songs associated with Ed Sheeran, Adele, Jason Mraz, The Lumineers, Neil Diamond, The Eagles, Crosby Stills and Nash, Rodriguez, Dolly Parton,  Creedence Clearwater Revival, Mumford and  Sons, Shania Twain and others. To book call (031) 161 0000. (BS)

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