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Monday, January 25, 2016


The Barnyard Theatre at Gateway is cruising into 2016 when they stage California Sunshine, a tribute to the birth of the LA music scene, from January 28 to 31.

This is what happens when you take two of Durban’s most experienced and popular “tribute bands” - 80’s party band, Hairlip, and the group of musicians responsible for the amazing The Johnny Cash Show - put them in a room together and tell them to choose their next big project! 

California Sunshine pays tribute to the era around the dawn of the sixties Californian musical revolution, when the scene migrated from “sophisticated” New York down to “hippy” Los Angeles, thus creating "that sound". 

It features the music of Bob Dylan, Neil Young, The Band, The Eagles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Crosby Stills and Nash, The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, Joni Mitchell and so many more brilliant artists that created such unforgettable songs from that iconic time. Accompanied by audio visual projections that tell the visual story from that era, this show is one not to be missed.

Songs include The Weight, Ophelia, Like A Rolling Stone, I Shall Be Released, Mr Tamborine Man, For What It’s Worth, Tequila Sunrise, Take It Easy, Heart Of Gold, Old Man, Woodstock, Down On The Corner, plus a whole lot of surprises.

The band consists of seasoned South African and Durban musicians, namely, Matt Wilkinson, Rob Warren, Garth Warren, Gareth Gale, Roly Struckmeyer and Nic Olsen. The show will also feature a few guests including Andy Lund from Cape Town.

The theatre will open at 18h30, the show will start at 20h00, and tickets are R150 pp. For bookings and enquiries, phone The Barnyard Theatre on 031 566 3045 or visit

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