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Thursday, November 1, 2012


The next Showcase at the Musketeers Restaurant is back on its usual date of the first Wednesday of the month (November 7) with an impressive line-up:

John Ellis is a Durban singer-songwriter and guitarist and previous lead singer of the band Tree 63 who were signed to both UK and US record labels. He once made an album called Nothing Rhymes With Orange which was not released. He boasts two solo albums: Come Out Fighting (2010) and Rural (2012). He finds his themes in politics, social injustice and his spirituality. He also has a reputation as a philanthropist, especially in the business of redistribution of guitars.

Dave Charles is a seasoned guitarist and singer who once paid his way in Johannesburg by means of session guitar work before moving into acting, broadcasting and his current occupation of publishing. He writes and edits a lot of what he publishes and is in demand as a Zulu Battlefield tour guide.

Toneles  is the Tony and Lester de Freitas duo, embracing a broad variety of musical styles drawn from Rock, Blues and Jazz. A highlight of their live show  is the "Flamenco-Rock" sound of Spanish guitars a la Rodrigo y Gabriella.

The Acoustic Blues Band had a successful launch at the recent Durban International Blues Festival.

The music starts at 19h30 on November 7 and Musketeers Restaurant is situated at the German Club in Barham Road, Westville. Bookings through Gena on 031 266 0836.