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Monday, July 3, 2017


(Dave Monks & Marion Loudon)

After a successful run two years ago, Rhumbelow Theatre brings The Swinging Sixties with Dave Monks & Marion Loudon show back to Pietermaritzburg

The Swinging Sixties is no doubt let the good times roll again. Monks & Loudon transport audiences back in time to the “Era of Real Music”. They entertain superbly in this very well put-together collection of nostalgic and popular 60s hits. The show features covers of more than 20 different artists which include The Beatles, Sony & Cher, The Carpenters, The Crystals, Nancy Sinatra, The Monkees, Cliff Richard, Credence Clearwater Revival and The Bee Gees just to name a few.

Loudon’s vocal range and versatility never ceases to shine and particularly in songs like My Boy Lollipop, These Boots Are Made for Walking, Da Do Ron Ron and The Carpenters worldwide smash hit Jambalaya, which incidentally was written in the 60s and was only became a hit in 1973.

Monks features with some great lead guitar work as he glides through some of The Shadows greatest hits, Atlantis and the ever green Apache which incidentally has been recently voted as No 1 greatest guitar instrumental of all time.

Monks’ and Loudon’s voices blend extremely well together - and so they should, as they have performed together all over South Africa including Sun City, Swaziland, Johannesburg and too many corporate events and festivals to mention. They have also been the voices behind many radio adverts.

Loudon has been the harmonising vocalist on all of Dave Monks solo CDs.

The show consists of a wide variety of those great 60s songs plus some very well thought-out medleys which flow along with great ambiance and will surely have the audience clapping and toes tapping.
The Beatles Medley and Rock & Roll Medleys will have them reminiscing, particularly those who were around during the explosive musical times of the 60’s. The use of harmonica on some of The Beatles songs is very effective and much in tune with the whole 60’s vibe.

The Swinging Sixties is presented by Rhumbelow Theatre and has performances on July 9 at 14h00 and 18h30 at The Allan Wilson Shellhole is situated at 5 Durban Road in Pietermaritzburg. The venue opens 90 minutes before show for lunch/dinner.

CDs on sale at the show: 60’s:Blast from the Past Volume 1 & Volume 2.

Tickets R150 (R130 pensioners & block bookings of 8 or more). Bring food picnic baskets and a bar is available (no alcohol may be brought on to the premises). There is limited secure parking.

Booking is through Computicket or contact Roland on 031 205 7602 or 082 499 8636, email or visit