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Monday, September 6, 2021


(Mali Sewell, Trevor Donjeany, Dawn Selby & Barry Thomson)

The music of Neil Diamond will be celebrated by Barry Thomson & The Reals at the Rhumbelow Theatre venues in Pietermaritzburg (September 12) and Durban North (September 18).

Paying respect to the music of this legendary artist composer and performer, Durban’s own tribute band features Barry Thomson on guitar and vocals, musical director Dawn Selby on keyboards and vocals, Mali Sewell on drums and vocals and Trevor Donjeany on bass guitar and vocals.

Included in the repertoire of ‘Hot August Night’ are Diamond’s hit songs Cracklin' Rosie, Song Sung Blue, Longfellow Serenade, Desiree, You Don't Bring Me Flowers, America, Heartlight, Sweet Caroline and I’m A Believer. A show not to be missed!

Born in January 1941, Neil Diamond is an American composer, singer, musician and actor. With 38 songs in the Top 10 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary charts, Diamond has sold more than 125 million albums worldwide, making him one of the best-selling musicians of all time. Diamond was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1984 and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011. In 2018, Diamond received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Performances take place as follows:

September 12, 2021, at 14h00 at the Allan Wilson Shellhole, 5 Durban Road in Pietermaritzburg

September 18, 2021, at 18h00 at the Northlands Bowling Club, 50 Margaret Maytom Avenue, Durban North

“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.