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Sunday, March 1, 2009


Heritage Festival to offer audiences a rocking trip down memory lane.

For a rocking trip down memory lane, head for Heritage Theatre in Hillcrest this month. The 70s Homegrown Retro Rewind Festival presents some of South Africa’s greatest bands in a festival of nostalgia and magical “remember when” moments.

Taking the stage from March 3 to 8 is The Third Eye, featuring Heritage Theatre music director Dawn Selby and her brother Ron Selby, Gerald Knott, Robbie Pavid, Craig Ross, Lynn Selby and Maurice Saul. The band rocked venues like Swingles, Wagon Wheels, Journey’s End, Caxton Hall and Club Med.

From March 10 to 15, South African country legends Lance James, Bobby Angel, Billy Forrest and Jody Wayne will re-visit popular country tunes from the 70s as well as some of their own compositions.

Remember playing the Wild Rover at the Barn? Fittingly kicking off their gig on St Patrick’s Day, The Blarney Brothers are back with all their favourite sing-along songs and Irish anthems from March 17 to 22.

From March 24 to 26, the supper theatre venue features the unique, never-been-done-before guitar pairing of South African legend Brian Finch and local maestro Barry Thomson. This short, three performance season entitled It’s The Music That Matters Most, features some unforgettable acoustic moments from the two homegrown stars who have both recently released new CDs.

From March 24 to 29, The Home-grown Retro Rewind Festival culminates with one of SA’s top 70s pop groups, McCully Workshop. Featuring The McCully brothers, Mike and Tully, Richard Black and Durbanite Rupert Mellor who was the resident muso at Derby’s Corner, the band topped local charts with Buccaneer and Chinese Junkman and had another four hits in the Top Ten from 1970 to 1979. Catch them up close and personal on the Heritage stage.

Special packages are available to patrons who wish to book for four of all five shows. Otherwise, tickets at R190 Wednesday to Saturday (R165 Tuesday dinner and Sunday lunch) include a two-course meal. Bookings and information on 031 765 4197.