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Thursday, June 21, 2018


(Marion Loudon & Dave Monks)

Dave Monks and Marion Loudon transport you back in time to the “Era of Real Music” with The Swinging Sixties at the Rhumbelow Theatre in Durban, at Tina's Hotel and in Pietermaritzburg.

Monks and Loudon entertain superbly in this very well-put-together collection of nostalgic and popular Sixties 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 impressive voice, 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 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.

The singers’ voices blend extremely well together and so they should, as they have performed together all over South Africa including Sun City, Swaziland, Johannesburg and “far too many corporate events and festivals to mention”. They have also been the voices behind many radio adverts and, just for the notebook, Loudon has been the harmonising vocalist on all of Monks’ solo CDs.

The show consists of a wide variety of those great 60s songs plus medleys which flow along with great ambiance and will surely have your hands clapping and toes tapping.

The Beatles Medley and Rock & Roll Medleys will have audiences reminiscing, particularly those who were around during the great explosive musical times of the 60’s. The use of harmonica on some of The Beatles songs is very effective and in tune with the whole 60’s vibe. Clever backing tracks together with Monks and Loudon make this show a must for the whole family and certainly one not to be missed.

The Swinging Sixties comes alive in this celebration of an entire decade of music which runs from start to finish like clockwork. CDs on sale at the show. 60’s: Blast from the Past Volume 1 & Volume 2.

Performances take place as follows:

Tina’s Hotel, 14 Beryldene Road, Kloof: June 29 and 30 at 20h00 and July 1 at 14h00.

Allan Wilson Shellhole, 5 Allan Paton Road Pietermaritzburg: July 8 at 14h00 and 18h30

Rhumbelow Durban, 42 Cunningham Avenue off Bartle Road: July 20 and 21 at 20h00 and July 22 at 14h00. (The revamped Rhumbelow Theatre in Umbilo will be up and running by then.)

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