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Saturday, February 29, 2020


(Tanner Wareham. Pic by Bev Millar)

“Legends Of Reggae” is a laid-back, joyful party of a show, filled with memorable music. Review by Keith Millar

After the success or their Bob Dylan Tribute show last year the young Tanner Wareham Trio are back at the Rhumbelow Theatre at Tina’s Hotel in Kloof this weekend with a new tribute show - Legends of Reggae.

Wareham is apparently considerably influenced by the reggae style in his own personal music making and this evident in how comfortable he is in performing this genre.
It is gratifying to see the progress the trio has made in the past year and one might say that they are no longer up and coming, but that they have arrived.

Legends Of Reggae is a laid-back, joyful party of a show, filled with memorable music. The full house audience last night loved it and regularly joined in, singing and dancing along with the trio.
It is quite amazing that a genre of music which originated in Jamaica in the 1960’s would have such an impact on music around the world and would influence so many great musicians and bands.

However, there is only one king of reggae. And that is the legendary Bob Marley. Reggae’s most transcendent and iconic figure, Bob Marley, was the first Jamaican artists to achieve international superstardom. He sold over 20 million albums in his short life (he died at 38 from skin cancer).

So it is no surprise that the show is dominated by the music of Marley. The trio performed many of his great hits, including Jamming, No Woman No Cry, One Love, Could You Be Loved, I Wanna Love You, Everything’s Gonna Be Alright, Buffalo Soldier, Looking Into your Big Brown Eyes, Get Up Stand Up and of course his timeless anthem Redemption Song.
There were a few other artists featured. Such as Big Mountain’s Oh Baby I Love You (written by Peter Frampton), UB 40’s Red Red Wine, Sting’s Englishman in New York, Eddy Grant’s I Don’t Want To Dance and Send Me Hope Joanna and Jimmy Cliff’s Reggae Nights.

Tanner Wareham is a talented musician. Other than his excellent vocals he plays both the electric and acoustic guitars, keyboard and makes liberal use of the loop pedal.

(Left: Yesh Naidoo & Reece Cook. Pic by Bev Millar)

He is well supported by the ebullient Duracell bunny Reece Cook, on bass and one of Durban’s leading drummers Yesh Naidoo. Although I am not sure that the mic placing on the kit showed off his efforts to their best.
Legends Of Reggae is a cheerful, upbeat and happy show. It is filled with memorable music - very well performed. The show is well worth the visit to Tina’s in Kloof.

There are still two shows this weekend: tonight (Saturday February 29) at 20h00 and tomorrow (Sunday, March 1) at 14h00. (The theatre venue opens 90 minutes before show for drinks)

Tickets R160 (R140 pensioners and students with a valid student card) and tables seat 8 (R130pp for block bookings of 8 or more). (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 8 or more) on 082 499 8636 or email: or visit

(Patrons 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. – Keith Millar