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Friday, January 30, 2015


(Sandy Bigara)

Singer and entertainer, Sandy Bigara’s 2014 album, A Night to Remember, released in August, has received a warm welcome from Durban audiences, and Sandy's online music profile spent most of last year at #1 in South Africa, and is currently at #1 in Durban on the Reverbnation international music charts.

Her independently released singles, Butterflies and Heart You Are Gone have enjoyed both local and international radio play, and now the singer-songwriter returns for two evenings only, in a celebration of love though stories and music.

Running at Durban’s bay-side Catalina Theatre on 13 and 14 February, Bigara’s Valentine’s celebration, A Night to Remember, will feature a number of classical, jazz and traditional folk songs from the 2014 album, as well as some blues tracks from the singer’s new album, Autumn Walk.

“I didn't know if my Vintage Blues album would be completed by February,” said Bigara, “but I’ve managed to produce it in time, and I will include some of my favourite numbers in the show. I’ll be singing my heart out, celebrating love and enjoying songs that hold special meaning for me!”

The popular entertainer promises a fabulous night of song. With a twist. “I’ll also be telling stories about the music, as well as tales of my own musical journey. I will play a piano, a real one,” she chuckles, “and use backing tracks for some songs. I’ll be performing in multiple musical styles, from Classical, light Bel Canto, Arie Antiche, Vintage Blues, through to Jazz, and possibly even an item in isiZulu.”

Besides an evening of romantic entertainment, the lively Wilson’s Wharf also boasts numerous restaurants and leisure activities. “If folks arrive early enough they can grab a table at any of the wharf restaurants,” adds Bigara, “and there will still be time to explore the other Valentine’s offerings around Durban. And then it’s on to the show, with some relaxation, foot tapping, hand holding, having a quick kiss on the balcony overlooking the sparkling Durban Harbour at night, free bubbly, silly giggles, and a night to remember!”

50 copies of A Night to Remember CD and 50 pre-release copies of Autumn Walk will be on sale. Both are R100 each, and will be autographed.

A Night to Remember has performances on February 13 and 14 at 19h00. Tickets R120 (R100 students/R80 pensioners), with group bookings of four or more at R100 per ticket are available through Computicket, or at the door. There is also an early booking special of R100 per ticket, valid until February 6.

For more about shows running at Durban’s scenically-placed harbour-side Catalina Theatre, and other popular attractions such as boat rides, restaurants and shopping malls found at Wilson’s Wharf, visit