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Wednesday, June 17, 2015


(Marion Loudon & Dave Monks)

Coming to the Rhumbelow Theatre at the Allan Wilson Shellhole in Pietermaritzburg this weekend is The Swinging Sixties which lets the good times roll again.

Dave Monks & Marion Loudon promise excellent entertainment in this well-put-together collection of nostalgic and popular Sixties hits. The show features covers of more than 20 different artists which include The Beatles, Sony & Cher, The Carpenters, The Crystals, Nancy Sinatra, The Monkees, Cliff Richard, Credence Clearwater Revival and The Bee Gees.

Loudon’s vocal range and versatility shines particularly in songs like My Boy Lollipop, These Boots Are Made for Walking, Da Do Ron Ron and The Carpenters worldwide smash hit Jambalaya, which was actually written in the 60’s and only became a hit in 1973.

Monks features with some impressive lead guitar work as he glides through some of The Shadows greatest hits, Atlantis and the evergreen Apache which has been recently voted as No 1 greatest guitar instrumental of all time.

Monks and Loudon have performed together all over South Africa including Sun City, Swaziland, Johannesburg and in many corporate events and festivals. They have also been the voices behind many radio adverts and Loudon has been the harmonising vocalist on all of Dave Monks solo CDs.

The Swinging Sixties offers good family entertainment and performances take place on June 21 at 14h00 and 18h30. The venue opens 90 minutes before show for lunch/dinner. The Allan Wilson Shellhole is situated at 5 Durban Road in Pietermaritzburg.

Tickets R120 (R100 pensioners). Bring food picnic baskets but no alcohol may be brought on to the premises. A full bar is available. There is limited secure parking. Booking is essential through Computicket or contact Roland Standsell on 082 499 8636 or e-mail: or