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Sunday, July 31, 2022


Feel The Difference - The Yazoo Show with Colin Peddie and Marion Loudon will run at Rhumbelow Theatre from August 12 to 21, 2022.

Get out your hair gel and Doc Martins and head to London in 1982 for a tribute to one of the most influential duos in pop history.

Lasting only 18 months, Yazoo had a major effect on the pop industry proving that electronic music could cross over the soul divide.

The studio geek and the larger-than-life blues-soul singer proved to be a match made not just in Essex, but in heaven. Their debut album, 1982’s Upstairs At Eric’s, soared to No.2 in the UK. Its follow-up the following year, You And Me Both, went one better.

Yazoo came as close as anyone to marrying the synth revolution to ye olde-fashioned bluesy love songs: Situation and Don’t Go could, and did, appeal to fans of both Aretha Franklin and The Human League. Upstairs At Eric’s’ truly mighty Bring Your Love Down (Didn’t I) was New Pop Motown.

After two years, Clarke went on to form the rather more long-lasting Erasure. Moyet went on to inevitable lung-bursting solo success. Yet, for a too-brief early 80s moment in time, Yazoo were a nugget of piquant pop perfection.

Colin Peddie and Marion Loudon present a brand-new show for the Rhumbelow theatre, a loving tribute to Vince Clarke and Alison Moyet’s short-lived association and the success it brought. They produced just two albums, both of which have stood the test of time and still sound as fresh today as they did in the early 80s.

Join Rhumbelow for a careful study of their music and story, told through the music and some audio visual delights.

Performances take place from August 12 to 14 and again from August 19 to 21, 2022. Shows on Fridays and Saturdays at 19h30 and on Sundays at 14h00. (Venue opens 90 minutes before show for snacks/drinks)

Tickets R180. Booking is essential on email: or through Computicket.

Picnic baskets may be brought to the venue, or food can be purchased onsite – burgers, wors rolls, chicken pops and chips, cheesy Russians, snack baskets etc. A full bar is available (no alcohol may be brought on to the premises). The venue opens 90 minutes before each show for snacks/drinks. Limited secure parking available.

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

Rhumbelow Theatre is situated at 42 Cunningham Road off Bartle Road in Umbilo, Durban.

When you go to a Rhumbelow Show please bring some non-perishable food item for them to donate to MOTH cottages to support those who are struggling.