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Monday, March 29, 2021


(Above: Evan Cullum, Andy Turrell & John Ellis)

Rhumbelow Theatre will present Andy Turrell, John Ellis and Evan Cullum in Billy Joel Meets Sting at Tina’s Hotel in Kloof to run from April 1 to 4, 2021.

For over 40 years, Billy Joel and Sting have had a mutual respect and admiration for each other’s musicality, writing and performing ability. By combining the two artists, the Durban trio are hopeful that their audience will reminisce on memories of the astounding careers of the New York Piano man and Police lead singer.

In 2018, Billy Joel was quoted by the New York Times as saying "Sting and I always joke around: 'Just for the hell of it, let’s join up and put a group together that explodes after, like, a year.'”

Expect to enjoy some of the greatest hits such as Every Breath You Take, Uptown Girl, Every Little Thing She Does is Magic, You May Be Right and many more!

The show features ubiquitous Andy Turrell (drums/guitar), the incomparable John Ellis (vocals/guitar) and talented Evan Cullum (piano/vocals/guitar).

Ellis is a singer-songwriter from Durban. The principal member, guitar-player, vocalist and songwriter for the internationally-renowned and award-winning band Tree63, he relocated back to his hometown from America after many years of international success to pursue a solo career.

The multi-talented Turrell, another Durban-born musician, has entertained audiences throughout the country for many years. Performing throughout most of his musical career with guitarists Dan Patlansky and Rowan Stuart, Turrell - a brilliant guitarist in his own right - is also a phenomenal drummer and bass guitarist.

Durban born singer-pianist Cullum has been performing in KZN for the past five years. Starring in productions such as Rock n Roll Nerds and Elton and Friends, he has also been part of the Rockwood Theatre Sibaya hit shows Megastars of Pop, Superbands and Hollywood Hits.

The show runs from April 1 to 4 with shows on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 19h30 and on Sunday at 14h00.



“Whilst we are not changing our 2020 pricing, we would ask that if you are able to please assist us and the performers by donating a higher ticket price,” says Rhumbelow Theatre’s director, Roland Stansell.

All seating will be at separate tables and the management will obviously be seating co-habiting couples and/or family members. Limited secure parking available.

Please note that for us to viably re-open The Rhumbelow Theatre at Tina’s Hotel we need to make some changes in regards how we run at Tina’s. We need to assist in generating a regular income for the hotel so that the theatre can continue to operate and for the hotel to also sustain itself.


R160 each min Table Size 4

To assist in keeping the hotel afloat as well, we have agreed that a basic meal will be offered – this is optional. There are five meal options available at a cost of R100 each.

Total ticket price for Tina’s – incl food. R260 Min Table Size 4

The kitchen is open if you wish to arrive and order off the menu (bookings are essential) we recommend that you arrive at least an hour and a half prior to the start of the show.

50% max capacity per show. Bookings are essential. Tickets are EFT only. Bookings email:

Secure Parking is available. (NB: No alcohol or food may be brought on to the premises)

For more information contact 082 499 8636 or visit