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Sunday, August 29, 2021


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

Back by popular demand at Rhumbelow Theatre in Durban, Durban musicians Andy Turrell, John Ellis and Evan Cullum team up to pay tribute to the legends that are Billy Joel and Sting. The show is aptly-titled Billy Joel Meets Sting and will run from September 3 to 5, 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).

John 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, Turrell, 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.

Performances take place on September 3 and 4 at 18h30 and on September 5 at 14h00. (Venue opens 90 minutes before show for snacks/drinks)

“We would ask that if you are able to please assist us and the performers by donating a higher ticket price,” says Roland Stansell who runs the Rhumbelow circuit.

Tickets minimum R160 (no discounts for this show). Bring food picnic baskets or buy at the venue. A full bar is available (no alcohol may be brought on to the premises).

All seating will be at separate tables and the venue will obviously be seating co-habiting couples and/or family members together.

Limited secure parking available.

With the current Covid levels capacity is limited to 50 people max. Booking is essential on email: or through Computicket.

For more information contact Roland Stansell on 082 499 8636 or visit

Strict Covid protocols will be observed. Rhumbelow Theatre is situated at 42 Cunningham Road off Bartle Road, Durban.