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Tuesday, September 22, 2015


(Barry Thomson & Calli Thomson)

Musical pun fully intended! Durban musicians Barry Thomson (guitar and vocals) and Calli Thomson (piano and vocals) present an intimate and funny musical show consisting of duets that they’ve sung and played in shows and bands over the years together, as well as songs that have influenced their lives. Enjoy entertaining stories about how things actually happened... The show includes a couple of clever mash medleys portraying conversations – and arguments - between couples in bands and couples in real life, too!

Neither are strangers to the Durban music and theatre scene, having played in many shows together at the Heritage, Barnyard, Catalina and Elizabeth Sneddon theatres such as The Guitar That Rocked the World, Unplugged, Johnny Plays Guitar, Forever Young, Rock me Amadeus, La Vida and 80’s tribute show Alive and Kicking.

Barry’s shows include Taste of Thomson and tribute shows to Dire Straits and The Eagles, The Jazz Singer (tribute to Neil Diamond), Rock Legends, More Than a Feeling, his solo acoustic show Up Close and Personal and most recently Woodstock at The Rhumbelow. Calli has been musical director, and band member of numerous shows at the Barnyard such as Glory Days, Rock Around the Clock, Walking in Memphis, Your Momma Don’t Dance, Celtic Rock, Natural Woman, Hollywood Rocks, Rocking all Over the World, Big Band Magic, Viva Las Vegas, Elvis Forever, Broadway Rocks, Route 66, LM Radio, Diamonds & Pearls, 99 Hits, Those Were the Days, Thank You for the Music and 50 Carat Gold.

Artists featured in Thomson Verses Thomson include Don Henley, Stevie Nicks, Shania Twain, Kate Bush, Kid Rock, Cheryl Crow, Sting, Supertramp, Barbara Streisand, Neil Diamond, Bryan Adams and Bonnie Raitt.

Thomson Verses Thomson has performances from September 25 to 27 and again from October 2 to 4 at Rhumbelow Theatre. Friday and Saturday performances at 20h00 and Sundays at 14h00. There will be an extra show on October 4 at 18h30. Venue opens 90 minutes before show for picnic dinner) Barry’s new acoustic CD will be on sale.

Tickets R120 (R100 pensioners). Tickets R100 for block bookings or 8 or more for the first weekend only. Bring food picnic baskets. Braais and a cash bar will be available as well as limited secure parking. (No alcohol may be brought onto the premises) Booking is essential through Computicket or contact Roland on 082 499 8636 or e-mail

 Rhumbelow Theatre is situated in Cunningham Avenue off Bartle Road in Umbilo.