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Tuesday, July 11, 2017


(Andy Turrell, Marion Loudon, Percy Smith, Calli Thomson & Jill Murraybrown)

Presented by Rhumbelow Theatre in Durban, Gotta Lotta Soul is a celebration of American soul music. It boasts artists such as Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Ruth Brown, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations and Wilson Pickett, to name some of the earlier golden oldies. There are also a couple of highlighted novelty artists like Ray Charles, Cab Calloway, the Blues Brothers and James Brown.

The cast consists of Durban’s very own Soul Man, Percy Smith, on lead male vocals, firm favourite Marion Loudon on female vocals, the multi-talented Andy Turrell on guitar, rock solid Jill Murraybrown on bass, Jason Kylen on drums and musical director Calli Thomson on keyboards.

Soul music, or soul, a popular music genre that originated in the United States in the late 1950s and early 1960s, combines elements of African-American gospel music, rhythm and blues and jazz and became popular for dancing and listening in the US, where record labels such as Motown, Atlantic and Stax were influential during the Civil Rights Movement. Soul also became popular around the world, directly influencing rock music.

The show runs from July 14 to 16 and from July 21 to 23 with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 20h00 and Sundays at 14h00. There is an extra performance on July 23 at 18h30. The venue opens 90 minutes before show for picnic dinner.

Tickets R150 (R130 pensioners – for first week only and tables of eight or more).

Take along food picnic baskets. Braais will be available. There is limited secure parking and booking is essential. A cash bar is available (no alcohol may be brought on to the premises). Rhumbelow Durban is situated at 42 Cunningham Road off Bartle Road in Umbilo.

Booking is through Computicket or contact Roland on 082 499 8636 (also for large group booking discounts of 20 or more), email (also for group booking discounts of 20 or more) or visit