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Tuesday, September 13, 2016


(Barry Thomson)

Forming part of Rhumbelow Theatre’s Sunday Soiree Season, guitar maestro Barry Thomson takes to the stage on September 18 in an un-plugged salute to artists who have had a direct influence on his life musically and personally.

Thomson says: “It’s a gentle, intimate show. I have chosen songs that are instantly recognizable hits and some that are not but they all have musical or lyrical worth. The audience, hopefully, gets a chance to know a little more about me other than seeing me as an all-out rock guitarist. It’s not a show really. It’s about me and a bunch of people sharing an afternoon/evening of good music together. And that’s the word. Together.”

His musical menu includes many of the songs from his CD. It features the gentler side of artists like Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Neil Young, The Eagles, Neil Diamond and Jethro Tull. There is also a tribute to the Sugar Man Rodriguez. The show also features some of Thomson’s original songs including Take It in My Stride and Walk a Mile.

Up Close and Personal has performances on September 18 at 14h00 and 18h30 at Rhumbelow Theatre. (Venue opens 90 minutes before show for picnic dinner). Tickets R140 (R120 pensioners & block bookings of 8 or more). Bring food picnic baskets (braais will be available for those who wish to cook some meat). Bar available (no alcohol may be brought on to the premises). There is limited secure parking. Booking is essential at Computicket or contact Roland on 082 499 8636 or or

Rhumbelow Theatre is situated at 42 Cunningham Road in Umbilo, Durban.