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Sunday, March 1, 2020


(Right: Mali Sewell; Jason Andrew; Dawn Selby & Barry Thomson)

Back by popular demand, The Reals present their show Cold Fact - A Tribute to Rodriguez at three Rhumbelow venues: Northlands Bowling Club in Durban North; The Grand Exotic at Shelley Beach and Rhumbelow Tina’s in Kloof.

Who would know that an unknown album from an unknown artist in 1970 (Rodriguez) would become a huge phenomenon in South Africa?

Rodriguez himself was never aware of his huge success, as well as most other Americans. His music was lost in the US but, by a strange coincidence becomes a cult hit in South Africa and becomes a symbol of rebellion for the underground white, anti-apartheid sub-culture.

The show features all his well-remembered songs such as I Wonder, Establishment Blues and Sugar Man, amongst others.

This musical tribute to Rodriguez’s music is performed by Barry Thomson and The Reals with Musical Director Dawn Selby on keyboards and percussion, Mali Sewell on drums and vocals, and Jason Andrew on bass guitar and vocals.

Performances take place in association with The Rhumbelow Theatre at Northlands Bowling Club, 50 Margaret Maytom Avenue, Durban North on March 6 and 7 at 20h00. (Venue opens 90 minutes before show for picnics & drinks)

Tickets R150 (R140 pensioners and students with a valid student card. R130 Northlands Bowling Club Members). Contact Roland for large group booking discounts – 20 or more. Bring food picnic baskets. Bar available (no alcohol may be brought on to the premises). There is limited secure parking available with car guards on duty.

Booking is essential through Computicket or e-mail Roland on 082 499 8636, e-mail: or visit

This will be followed by one performance at The Grand Exotic Rhumbelow Theatre in Shelley Beach on March 8 at 14h00. The show will then run at Rhumbelow Tina’s at Tina’s Hotel in Kloof from March 27 to April 5, 2020.