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Friday, May 19, 2017


(Barry Thomson, Dawn Selby, Shaun Dragt, Mali Sewell & guest guitarist Jason Andrew)

Rock ‘n roll music appealed to the rebellious teenagers who listened to music which their parents did not approve of. But how artistes like Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley proved them wrong!

Rhumbelow Theatre, Umbilo presents The Long Road to Rock with The Reals featuring Barry Thomson on lead guitar and vocals, Dawn Selby as Musical Director on keyboards and vocals, Mali Sewell on drums and vocals and Jason Andrew on bass guitar and vocals. They are joined by guest lead guitarist Shaun Dragt.

The show features iconic bands/artistes who started as garage bands and ended up in stadiums, selling millions of albums. Their passion and rebellion fuelled them to defy social conformities of their era. Included in the repertoire are songs from Guns n’ Roses, Green Day, Pearl Jam, Metallica, Blink 182, AC/DC, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Bon Jovi, ZZ Top, Lenny Kravitz, Led Zeppelin, Judas Priest and Pink Floyd.

The Long Road to Rock runs this weekend from May 19 to 21 and again from May 26 to 28 with shows on Fridays and Saturdays at 20h00 and Sundays at 14h00. There is an extra show on May 28 at 18h30. (Venue opens 90 minutes before show for picnic dinner)

Tickets R150 - Loyalty Card Holders (1st Friday night – R100) - (R130 pensioners 1st Weekend only) Contact Roland for large group booking discounts – 20 or more

(Braais will be available for those who wish to cook some meat. Bar is available (no alcohol may be brought on to the premises) and there is limited secure parking.

Booking is essential through Computicket or contact Roland on 0824998636 or email : or visit

Rhumbelow Durban is situated at 42 Cunningham Road off Bartle Road in Umbilo.