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Tuesday, September 10, 2019


 (Erin Fourie, Tanya Nicolson, Grace Botha, & Helen Vermaak)

Four top KZN singers join forces to bring some of the world’s best-loved songs to the stage in a new show, Ladies Sing the Blues, at Rhumbelow Tina’s from September 25 to 29, 2019.

Ladies Sing the Blues, which is directed by Peter Mitchell, comes direct from the Hilton Arts Festival where it will have performances on September 13 at 17h30 and September 14 at 16h00 in the FNB Art Block.

Four top KZN singers join forces to bring some of the world’s best loved songs to the stage in this new show. Erin Fourie, Tanya Nicolson, Grace Botha, and Helen Vermaak combine their extraordinary talents as they present an evening of Blues and Jazz songs spanning a century of music. From Billie Holliday to Amy Winehouse, and Ella Fitzgerald to Norah Jones, these four fabulous voices pay tribute to some of the world’s best singers and songs.

The show also shows the fun side of Jazz – that anything can be jazzed up, even Beyoncé, Britney Spears and Cyndi Lauper!

Who could forget such classic numbers such as Cry Me a River, Georgia on my Mind, My Funny Valentine, I’ve Got You Under My Skin and Mack the Knife. These are complemented by dynamic versions of songs like Love and Affection by Joan Armatrading and Girls Just Want to Have Fun.

(Right: Tanya Nicolson)

Tanya Nicolson started her musical theatre career at the tender age of 8 with PACT. She gained a B.Dram drama degree at Stellenbosch University where she majored in Cabaret & Physical Theatre. Her first role straight out of university saw her play a female lead in David Kramer's District Six - The Musical. Immediately thereafter she starred in BBC's Cavegirl - a leading Teen series in the UK. Nicolson then moved on to perform in musicals, children's theatre, film and television with the likes of Jonathan Roxmouth, Ian von Memerty, and Pieter Toerien. She also performs in a jazz/contemporary duo with St John Haw.
(Left: Erin Fourie)

Erin Fourie has become one of KZN’s most popular performers, both at local music venues and in theatres. A former Idols top 7, she has a vocal and stylistic range that encompasses most genres from rock to jazz, with musical theatre thrown in. She has even been known to sing country! A regular at the Hilton Arts Festival, Fourie has had sold-out shows for the last three years.

(Right: Grace Botha)

Grace Botha is a jazz musician who enjoys the stage and shares her renditions of well-known songs while usually accompanying herself on piano or guitar. She studied jazz formally at Howard College and amalgamates her love for jazz, pop, folk and soul. She is one half of the duo Sachet SA, has sung with Seb Goldswain, and opened for Jason Hartman.

(Left: Helen Vermaak)

Helen Vermaak has been joyfully involved in music all her life - singing, piano playing, shows, concerts, musical directing, choirs and teaching. “It's a passion!” she says. From classical repertoire and opera to musicals and standards - the closer the audience to the stage the better she likes it. She has been musical director for shows such as Cabaret, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Grease, Godspell, West Side Story, and performed in Nunsense, Brel, Piaf, 100 Years of Broadway, and most recently in I Heart the 80’s.

Performances take place on September 25 and 27 at 20h00 and on September 29 at 14h00. (The theatre venue opens 60 minutes before show for drinks)

Tickets R150 (R130 pensioners) and tables seat 8. (No alcohol or food may be brought on to the premises). Tickets are cash or EFT only. Secure parking is available. Booking is through Computicket or contact Roland (also for large group booking discounts of 20 or more) on 082 499 8636 or email: or visit

You are welcome to book for dinner or lunch at Tina's Restaurant before the show: Call 031 764 7843 to book.

Tina’s Hotel is situated at 14 Beryldene Road in Kloof.