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Wednesday, October 25, 2017


(Rob Warren)

Jim Croce is a Black Lapels Production to take place at Rhumbelow Theatre in Pietermaritzburg on October 29 at the Allan Wilson Shellhole.

The show will feature Rob Warren on guitar and vocals with special guests.

Jim Croce was an American folk and popular rock singer of the late 1960s and early 1970’s. Between 1966 and 1973, Croce released five studio albums and singles, his songs Bad, Bad Leroy Brown and Time in a Bottle” reached No.1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

On September 20, 1973, Jim Croce and band mate Maury Muehleisen died tragically when their chartered light aircraft crashed during take-off in Louisiana.

“Jim Croce has always been an enigmatic figure in my life, my father introduced me to his music at age 12, and I have played his songs ever since, from the earliest days of my musical journey. His music leaves me with a deep sense of nostalgia and comfort, I am looking so forward to sharing these stories with you,” says Rob Warren

The Jim Croce Tribute will be an intimate performance with Black Lapels front man Rob Warren doing what he does best on acoustic guitar and vocal accompanied by special guests in this unique show offering. Featured songs are Time in a Bottle, Bad, Bad Leroy Brown, I got a Name, Lovers Cross, Rapid Roy, Roller Derby Queen, I’ll have to say I love you in a song, Operator, Next Time This Time…and many more.

Performances take place at 14h00 and 18h30 on October 29. (Venue opens 90 minutes before show for picnic). Tickets R150 (R130 pensioners). 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

Contact Roland for large group booking discounts of 20 or more.

The Allan Wilson Shellhole is situated at 5 Durban Road in Pietermaritzburg.