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Wednesday, December 2, 2015


(Rob Warren, Gareth Gale, Greg Bedford & Garth Warren)

Memphis55 is the new smash-hit tribute show inspired by the 1955 collaboration between rock ’n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins who met in 1955 at the famed Sun Records under legendary producer Sam Phillips. The quartet went on to tour throughout the Americas and the world and changed the course of music history inspiring a new generation of musicians including The Beatles, The Who, The Rolling Stonesand many more! Paul McCartney noted that “if there were no Carl Perkins there would have been no Beatles”.

The Black Lapels, formally known as Zaffa who presented the wildly successful Johnny Cash Show at the Hilton Arts Festival in 2013; Memphis55 is a combination show, history lesson and homage to the visionaries that gave birth to Rockabilly and Rock ’n’ Roll.

The groups feature Rob Warren (guitar/vocal); Garth Warren (bass/vocal); Gareth Gale (drums) and new addition Greg Bedford (lead guitar).

Memphis55 includes a score of rock hits including BlueSuede Shoes, Thats Alright, Cry Cry Cry; Great Balls Of Fire; Walk The Line; Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin On; Who Do You Love?; Matchbox; Folsom Prison Blues; Hound Dog, and Jailhouse Rock and many more.

Presented by the Westville Country Club in association with Rhumbelow Theatre, there will be two performances of Memphis55 on December 6 – at 14h30 and 19h00 - in the Westville Old Boys Hall, 1 Link Road, Westville. The venue opens 90 minutes before show for meal.

Tickets R220 include a buffet meal (R200 WCC Members and pensioners). Show only tickets R120 (R100 WCC Members and pensioners) cash, Computicket or EFT.  No alcohol or food may be brought on to the premises. Secure parking is available.

Booking is essential through Computicket or contact Roland on 082 499 8636 or email : or visit