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Wednesday, April 20, 2011


The Barnyard Theatre at Gateway has established itself as a hugely popular live-music venue with many of South Africa’s top bands and performers. After numerous sold out shows at the mall venue since 2007, Prime Circle will be returning to the venue for two shows only to rock audiences on the Easter weekend. They will perform on April 21 and 22, allowing Durban audiences to party hard with South Africa’s premier rock band.

Prime Circle is currently enjoying huge success again with their fourth album, Jekyll & Hyde. It was released on September 6, while their first single off it, Breathing, was already setting charts alight, and this has been followed by recent hits Turning In My Sleep and Never Gonna Bring Us Down. The album’s 12 tracks add more definition to Prime Circle’s now trademark sound – primarily through the collaborative efforts of Theo Crous, Producer, and Kevin Shirley, LA-based Mix Engineer (Led Zeppelin and Aerosmith). The album was mastered by George Marino (Guns ’N Roses and Ozzy Osbourne), at Sterling Sound, New York. These three gifted music talents worked closely with members of Prime Circle who decamped to Shirley’s Malibu studio – the Cave – in the closing stages of Jekyll & Hyde.

The band consists of Ross Learmonth on vocals and rhythm guitar, Dale Schnettler on drums, Dirk Bisschoff guitar and vocals, Neil Breytenbach on keyboards and Marco Gomes on bass guitar.

Tickets R150 per person and seating will be as for normal shows, with no standing room. Phone The Barnyard Theatre on 031 566 3045 for bookings or e-mail for enquiries and further details. More information on the band at