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Saturday, December 9, 2023



(Above: Steve Newman & Nish Pillay)

Get ready for an unforgettable evening of world-class music as the Rhumbelow Theatre presents Steve Newman & Nish Pillay Live! on Monday, December 11, 2023.

Prepare to be mesmerised by the extraordinary talent of Steve Newman, a virtuoso guitarist who has been a member of several renowned bands, including Tananas, All in One, In the Clouds, Aquarian Quartet, Jika Nelanga, Mondetta, the Road Warriors, Steve Newman trio, and has also performed as a soloist.

Tananas, one of his notable bands, has captivated audiences worldwide with their mesmerizing performances at concerts and festivals across the globe. From Australia to Zimbabwe, they have left an indelible mark on the music scene in countries such as Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, Sweden, France, Spain, Canary Islands, UK, US, Mozambique, Namibia.

Newman’s collaboration with Tony Cox as the Road Warriors has taken them to various countries like the UK, Norway, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia and Botswana. Additionally, Newman has showcased his musical prowess in India, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Seychelles. His diverse experiences have shaped him into an extraordinary artist with a unique sound that resonates with audiences worldwide.

Joining Newman on stage is the incredibly talented Nish Pillay, a nomadic percussionist who brings a fusion of genres to life through his mesmerizing tabla performances. Pillay’s love for playing multiple genres of music shines through in his performances. His expertise in tabla and other drums adds depth and rhythm to every composition he collaborates on.

He has collaborated with South African legends like Ard Matthews (Just Jinjer) and Arno Carstens (Springbok Nude Girls) to name a few. He was trained in South Africa in in younger years, and then in Bangalore, India by a tabla master and has played music in India, Sri Lanka, Kenya and Rwanda and has extensively toured the nooks and crannies of South Africa.

This concert promises to be an extraordinary showcase of virtuosity and musical brilliance. It’s a rare opportunity to witness two exceptional artists come together for an evening filled with soul-stirring melodies and captivating rhythms. Don’t miss out on this unique experience that will leave you spellbound!

Grab your tickets now for the Steve Newman & Nish Pillay Live and get ready to be transported into a world of musical enchantment

Check out a snippet of a recent performance here -

The performance takes place on Monday, December 11, 2023, at 19h00. (Venue opens 90 minutes before show for snacks/drinks)

Tickets R180 (no other discounts for this show). Bookings on email: or Computicket at

Bring food picnic baskets but food is available. There is a full bar (no alcohol may be brought on to the premises)

Limited secure parking available.

For more information contact Roland Stansell on 0824998636

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