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Wednesday, March 27, 2013


(Barry Thomson)

On April 18, The Heritage Theatre in Hillcrest celebrates its eighth birthday.

Fittingly A Taste of Thomson, the hit show by guitar maestro Barry Thomson, is booked in for its fifth season featuring one of Durban’s best loved musicians who has been so instrumental in the venue’s success. Thomson takes centre stage in a salute to artists who have had a direct influence on his life, musically and personally.

In A Taste of Thomson, Barry Thomson once again teams with musical director Dawn Selby (keyboards, Hammond organ and vocals), Mali Sewell (drums) and Jason Andrew (bass guitar), the band collectively known as “The Reals”, to showcase the music of a wide range of unforgettable artists.

Thomson’s musical menu includes Pink Floyd, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Led Zeppelin, Gary Moore, Dire Straits, Jethro Tull, Deep Purple and Jimi Hendrix. The show also features an acoustic segment, with some of Barry’s original songs including Walk a mile.

“It’s not just about me, but tackling the music as a band – only four of us! Pushing ourselves to our musical limits,” says Thomson.

A Taste of Thomson runs from March 26 to April 21. There are 3 "preview" specials on March 26, 27 and 28 when a limited number of tickets are available on a buy-one-get-one-free basis. Normal tickets R195 pp Wednesday to Saturdays (R165 pp on Tuesday evenings and Sunday lunch time). Prices include a good quality two-course meal. Bookings on 031 765 4197 or online at