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Tuesday, November 18, 2014


Thanks to Bill Budd and Stuart Mey, at last Durban has a Friday night dance venue, with a top class live band, again. Dance studio members, line dancing groups, social groups, parents without partners are all welcome.

Back in the day when Larry & The Lounge Lizards was one of the busiest, and most popular bands in South Africa, one of the best supported gigs in town, was the regular Monday night "over 35's" evenings at the now defunct and demolished Sand Pebbles at the Mermaid Lido building at Durban's South Beach.

Every Monday night, for about four years, hundreds of over 35 year olds, many of them singles, would pack the place, meeting like-minded friends, enjoying dinner, dancing and just enjoying a good time. In time, the Durban Beachfront tended to lose popularity, Sand Pebbles closed down, and eventually the Mermaid Lido was demolished, with the remodelling of Durban's Golden Mile.

Since then Durban has sadly lacked a venue, where people, over the age of 35, could meet friends, have a good meal, and dance to a 6 piece live band.

Top Durban restaurateur Bill Budd, who brought Durban the Legends restaurants and, more recently, The Shak restaurants, has teamed up with well-known Durban musician Stuart Mey to fulfil that need.

From November 21 at 19h00, Durban's over 35's who like to dance, meet up with friends, enjoy a meal and a few drinks can head for one Durban's best kept secrets - Buds On The Bay - which will play host to Boogie Friday  with The Handsome Devils (many of whose members were part of Larry & The Lounge Lizards, including "Larry" himself)

There is no cover charge, and there is a very good value for money menu available, as well as a cash bar and dance floor. To book a table, Phone Buds on 083 291 7835.