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Sunday, October 8, 2017


(Cat Simoni)

Sensational French pop star Françoise Hardy rocketed to fame in the mid-60’s with her intimate voice and sexy singing style – and her guitar, of course!

She matched English pop idol Petula Clark with her mega record sales and her French-accented “pillow-talk” vocals and sultry beauty melted male – and female! – hearts across the country from Franschhoek to Ficksburg, Potch to Paternoster, Germiston to Jeffreys Bay!

After her acclaimed Elton John and Barbra Streisand tributes, Westville/London five-star girl Cat Simoni returns to the Rhumbelow Theatre in Durban with a fun and appealing story of the one-and-only Mlle. Hardy, French pop legend:

Titled Françoise Hardy, ooh la-la!, it follows a time when young Sorbonne student, Françoise, walks into a Left Bank café with her guitar on a rainy night in Paris in the early 1960’s… a sensational new singing star is born.

With all the much-loved Françoise hits like Find Me a Boy, All Over the World, Catch a Falling Star, This Little Heart, Only You Can Do It, In Another Place, The Way of Love and a few surprises, too, like the sexy Je t’aime and Jaques Brel’s Madelaine, Carousel, Marieke Marieke, Amsterdam and If We Only Have Love; this is a blast from the past to excite, enthrall and entertain every 60’s pop music fan.

 Françoise Hardy, ooh la-la! has performances on October 13 and 14 at 20h00 and on October 15 at 14h00 and 18h30. The venue opens 90 minutes before show for picnic dinner.

Tickets R150 (R130 pensioners 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, email or visit