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Monday, November 20, 2017


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

Experience Rhumbelow Theatre’s exciting new show concept of featuring two iconic bands, Bad Finger and Bad Company. Enjoy and evening of classic rock songs and discover the reasons behind some of their compositions. The show runs from November 26 to December 17, with one performance in Pietermaritzburg.

Act I intertwines the connection between Bad Finger and Apple Records, a record label owned by The Beatles. They were supposed to be the next Beatles but a series of tragedies, mismanagement and ‘rock and roll rip-offs’ left Badfinger little more than a sad footnote in musical history. The show features Apple-affiliated artistes including The Beatles and James Taylor.

Badfinger, originally known as the Iveys signed to Apple after several demo tapes received approval from The Beatles. They had top 10 hits in the UK and US, including the song composed by Paul McCartney, Come and Get It. The show includes hit songs including Come And Get It, No Matter What, Day After Day, Apple Of My Eye, Baby Blue, Midnight Caller and Take It All.

Act II features the classic rock songs of Bad Company, including Bad Company, Can’t Get Enough, Feel Like Making Love, Good Lovin’ Gone Bad, Movin’ On, Shooting Star, Run With The Pack and Rock ‘n Roll Fantasy. Bad Company enjoyed great success throughout the 70s with their first three albums reaching the top five in the album charts in both the UK and US. Bad Company consisted of four seasoned musicians including two former members of Free, singer Paul Rodgers and drummer Simon Kirke, former Mott the Hoople guitarist Mick Ralphs and ex-King Crimson bassist Boz Burrell.

The Reals, with Durban favourites Dawn Selby as Musical Director on the keyboard, Barry Thomson on the guitar/vocals, Jason Andrew on bass guitar/vocals and Mali Sewell on drums/vocals, present an evening of good rocking classics. Included in the line-up is guest guitarist Shaun Dragt.

There will be one performance at the Allan Wilson Shellhole in Pietermaritzburg on November 26 at 14h00.

The show then moves to Rhumbelow Theatre in Umbilo Durban with performances from December 1 to 17. Shows on Fridays and Saturdays at 20h00 and Sundays at 14h00. Performances could also be handled during the week for corporate bookings.

The venues open 90 minutes before show for picnic dinner.

Tickets R150 (R130 pensioners and tables of eight or more). Discounts apply for the first weekend only. Take along food picnic baskets. Braais will be available at the Durban venue. 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