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Tuesday, December 1, 2015


(Daniel Rossouw, Brandon Bosch, Erin Fourie & Sandra Styles)

As its title suggests, This Is The Seventies offers an evening of 70’s music and will run over the next two weekends at the Hexagon Dive in Pietermaritzburg.

It’s that time of the year again, when the Hexagon’s Sultans of Song dust off their vocal chords(!) and present their annual tribute to music of the past. This year it’s the Seventies – the “Me” decade – a period of great changes in the music scene, when icons were made, horizons were stretched and musicians broke out of their boxes and went where their dreams (and substances) took them!

Bringing the songs to life again this year are the highly talented singers Erin Fourie, Sandra Styles, Brandon Bosch and Daniel Rossouw. The show is directed by Peter Mitchell with Sound Design by Marcus Henning.

The list of musicians whose music has been chosen for this show reads like a veritable who’s who of 20th Century icons, and goes from the sublime to the ridiculous, depending on one’s taste. Names such as John Lennon, Elton John, Neil Diamond, Carole King, Paul Simon, Jim Croce, James Taylor, Gloria Gaynor and groups like The Rolling Stones, ABBA, Three Dog Night, Four Seasons and Creedence Clearwater Revival, conjure up images and memories of a seminal period of music. This was the soundtrack of a decade. Woodstock was over, but it opened the floodgates for a diversity of music which stretched the boundaries of Rock, Pop, Country and Folk, and brought us to (dare we say it?) Disco!

As the cast says: “If a groovy evening of nostalgic music (from a decade when music was music) is your bag, then come chill with us. It’s gonna be far out, if you dig…  Be there or be square!”

This Is The Seventies runs at the Hexagon Dive on the UKZN Pietermaritzburg campus from December 4 to 5 and again from December 10 to 12 at 19h00 for 19h30 (doors open at 18h45). These are picnic evenings (bring food, but no drinks – there is a cash bar). Tickets R80 booked on