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Thursday, March 18, 2021


(Andy Turrell, John Ellis & Evan Cullum)

Rhumbelow Theatre will present Andy Turrell, John Ellis and Evan Cullum in Billy Joel Meets Sting on March 28 at the Alan Wilson Shellhole in Pietermaritzburg. It then moves to 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, South Africa. 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 Andy 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, Andy - a brilliant guitarist in his own right - is also a phenomenal drummer and bass guitarist.

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

There will be a performance on March 28 at 14h00 at the Allan Wilson Shellhole in Pietermaritzburg. (Venue opens 90 minutes before show for snacks/drinks)

“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.

Tickets R160. Bring food picnic baskets or buy from Prego Rolls from the Moths. A full bar is available (no alcohol may be brought on to the premises).

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.

Booking is essential. With the current Covid levels capacity will be limited to 50 people max. All Covid-19 protocols will be observed.

Bookings via email to or Computicket.

For more information contact 082 499 8636 or visit

(The show moves to Tina’s Hotel in Kloof to run from April 1 to 4, 2021. The same booking details apply)