(Ian von Memerty)
After a sold-out run last year, South Africa’s ‘king of the keyboard’, Ian von Memerty, returns to the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre with Keyboard Killers, his incredible show, paying tribute to eight of the world's greatest songwriting piano stars.
Why, of the millions of people who play the piano, are there those rare individuals whose music and lyrics inspire for decades? Von Memerty takes eight of the great - Stevie Wonder, Noël Coward, John Legend, Irving Berlin, Freddy Mercury, Fats Waller, Cole Porter and Billy Joel - an outstanding octave of pianistic power, and together with a driving percussionist and a sexy thrumming double bassist, shares his love for these iconic creators.
It is an electrifying collection of talent and their musical legacy is unparalleled. Featuring the drama of Bohemian Rhapsody; the swinging cool of I Get A Kick out Of You; the wicked wit of Don’t Put Your Daughter On the Stage Mrs Worthington; the romance of Ordinary People; the showbiz razzle-dazzle of Puttin’ On the Ritz; the groove and joy of Isn’t She Lovely; and the toe- tapping stride of Aint Misbehaving.
Enjoy the virtuosity, the style, the sheer joy of great music and timeless words brought to new life by ‘the James Bond of musical theatre’.
Keyboard Killers runs from February 28 to March 5 at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre. Tickets range between R130 and R150. Early booking is advised are through Computicket.