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As we celebrate Women’s Month in August and gear up for Heritage Month in September, renowned singer/songwriter Louise Carver is thrilled to announce Home Tour Live - a specially created theatre show - to celebrate South Africa’s diverse talent and extraordinary music.

Louise Carver is a renowned South African singer-songwriter, known for her powerful vocals and emotive lyrics.

Home Tour Live launches in Johannesburg at the beginning of September, before travelling to KZN for one performance: This will take place on September 13 at 19h00 at The Barnyard Theatre, Suncoast Casino.

The show then heads to the Western Cape then back to Gauteng to finish up on October 1 on the West Rand. 

In the bustling financial hub of South Africa, a passionate advocate of local music, Louise Carver had a vision. She yearned to create a live show that would not only celebrate the songs she loved listening to, growing up, but also pay tribute to the incredible talent that has emerged in her beloved country.

With unwavering determination, Carver set out to weave together a 75-minute feast for the ears, encompassing a wide variety of genres that have shaped the South African music landscape.

Carver knew that this show had to be more than just a regular gig; it needed to transcend the boundaries of ordinary performances and stand tall on theatre stages worldwide. She longed for a production that could evoke a sense of nostalgia and warmth, captivating audiences both at home and among expatriate communities across the globe.

She sought out theatre producer and publicist Collett Dawson of The CoLab Network, to help guide the production and transform it into a slick, heart-warming showcase of South African music. Thus, Home Tour Live was born.

Unforgettable classics like Paradise Road by Joy, Weeping by Bright Blue, and Too Late for Mama by the legendary Brenda Fassie and more, will transport listeners to bygone eras while stirring emotions that were as relevant today as they were then.

These iconic melodies will be perfectly intertwined with newer South African hits, such as Prime Circle's infectious Pretty Like the Sun.

Carver’s own chart-toppers, including Home and Empty Fantasy amongst others, will further add to the tapestry of sound, showcasing her talent and the depth of her musical prowess.

The show unfolds as a seamless blend of genres, from soulful ballads to upbeat rock anthems, from the heartfelt melodies of yesteryear to the vibrant rhythms of the present.

This success led to Sony UK licensing her song I'd Say Yes, which also reached number one in Europe, Russia, and South Africa. She has to date, seven studio albums and one live album, 11 South African Music Award Nominations, two US Billboard no. 1's and 16 top ten hits in South Africa. She has won Most Stylish Entertainer at the Style Awards and Most Glamorous Female for Glamour Magazine.

The carefully curated setlist, along with the storytelling and performances, will transport the audience to a place where memories were made and emotions were stirred.

The show will resonate with South Africans, both at home and abroad, serving as a bridge between distant lands and connecting expatriates to their roots.

Carver, with her unique vocals, takes her place at the piano centre stage. Simphiwe Kulla, a master of the guitar, lends his soulful melodies and harmonies, intertwining with Carver’s vocals, whilst Kenny Williams's percussive rhythms fill the air, adding depth and texture to the sonic tapestry. Together, their acoustic symphony unfolds, a captivating fusion of talent and passion.

To view the HOME TOUR LIVE promotional video, view here:

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