Dr Victor & The Rasta Rebels to join the stellar line-up
Both established music promoters, both brands giving value to their audience, both always guarantee a great show… Two Cape Town greats – Marmalade Productions and Alistair Izobell Productions coming together to present a top notch show.
Both production companies have produced spectacular shows over the years which include: Divas, Divos and Duets and Music Alla Kaap, both have included major international artists and the best South African music on offer. Between the two companies’ productions – over 100 000 fans have experienced their brand of success.
The date is perfect, just before Freedom Day, what a great way to celebrate!
Rocking the City will feature: The Rockets, PJ Powers, Nur Abrahams, Garth Taylor Edith Plaatjies, Morné Holland and Dr Victor & The Rasta Rebels. The best Cape Town musicians will support this stellar line-up.The Rockets are one of the most successful R&B/Pop groups and have shared the stage with many international acts including: Usher, Ronan Keating, Will Young, Alicia Keys, Eddy Grant, Luther Vandross, Billy Ocean, The O’Jays and many others. They have also performed at many prestigious events including – The Staying Alive Aids concert at Green Point stadium filmed by MTV and watched by an estimated audience of 2 billion. The Rockets have had a long and successful recording career releasing many top selling albums and are currently working on a new album due for release later this year.
PJ Powers also known as “Thandeka has recorded 15 albums and is renowned for her hit “World in Union” with Ladysmith Black Mambazo in 1995. P.J. has received numerous awards and shared the stage with some of the finest artists including: Eric Clapton, Joan Armatrading, Hugh Masekela, Sibongile Khumalo and many others. P.J. has sung for Queens, Kings and her very favourite performances – The inauguration of President Nelson Mandela and 1995 Rugby World Cup. In 2004 she was voted 93rd in the Top 100 Great South Africans. Her latest album, “Destiny” was released at the end of 2013 and in the same year she received the Living Legends Award. Her biography, “Here I Am”, as told to Marianne Thamm, was released by Penguin books in August 2014.
Nur Abrahams started singing professionally at the age of 6 and has been performing ever since. He has been part of successful music groups – Limited Edition and JAG. He received The Baxter Theatre’s Young Inspiring Artist of the Year Award in 2012. Nur has performed in a host of successful shows including: District 6 The Musical, Vocal Is Lekka, Radio Classics, Slick Swing, Scrooge, Music Alla Kaap (sharing the stage with the late Zayn Adam and Percy Sledge), Vocal Mania and Divos. Nur’s recent performances have been in the very successful production Remembering the Lux at the Baxter theatre and his sold out very first solo show entitled “I am Music”.
Garth Taylor – SAMA-nominated singer/songwriter’s exceptional talent has made him one of South Africa’s most prominent artists. He is a multi-talented, self-taught artist who writes all his own music and lyrics, and plays a selection of instruments, from keyboards, guitar and bass to drums and the saxophone. Successful singles include: Why, Only with You, Tonight and Home Again. Garth’s top-class live performances have earned him spots on many big stages around the globe. He has shared the stage with a number of premier international and local artists, including Simply Red, Shaggy, Jonathan Butler, Mandoza, and the late Brenda Fassie, TK and Lebo Mathosa.
Edith Plaatjies love of singing started in her church choir and she later studied at the Prompt Music School where she focused on vocal training, guitar and drums. Edith has performed with many renowned artists including: Jimmy Dludlu, Judith Sephuma, Alistair Izobell, Chad Saaiman, Josh Groban, Diana Ross, Percy Sledge, Phil Fearon, Jonathan Butler and Judy Boucher. After working with these world class singers, Edith pursued her solo career and released her debut album, “Wicked”, in 2010. Edith’s theatre credits include Radio Classics, Slick Swing and Blood Brothers. She also performed in Alistair Izobell’s productions – Kaap Se Music in Colour and Music Alla Kaap. Edith recently appeared in David Kramer’s hit musical Orpheus in Africa and is currently performing in his exciting new musical – District Six – Kanala.
Morné Holland – Ocean View performer busked his way into the hearts of Capetonians recently when a UTube video was posted on Facebook and in two weeks, the video went viral, garnering over 1 million shares. This obviously received lots of media attention and Morne was invited to perform on a local radio station. He subsequently landed a gig and performed with bass guitarist Jonathan Rubain (who heard him on radio) in his show The Experience at the Baxter Theatre. During rehearsals for this show Alistair Izobell heard him sing and immediately cast him in his show -The Man behind the Music, Rocking the City and a part (as the swing/male understudy) in David Kramer’s new hit musical District Six – Kanala presented by the Fugard Theatre.
Dr Victor & The Rasta Rebels – Dr Victor, Victor Khojane as he is also known, has been crafting and creating an uplifting, up tempo sound that has earned this singer, musician, songwriter and producer an enviable reputation on the South African music scene and many devoted fans all over the world. He has been influenced by the likes of Blondie and Papa, Harare, Jonathan Butler and The Jackson Five. Together with his group, The Rasta Rebels, he is one of the busiest live musicians, doing a range of events from corporate gigs to headlining shows around the country. They have opened for a host of international stars such as Paul Simon, Gloria Estefan, Tina Turner and Janet Jackson. Dr Victor has received international attention, selling albums in France, Mexico, Japan and well as the Middle East.
These incredible talents on one stage, one night only – Limited seats available – so book now!!!!
Show: “Rocking The City”
Featuring: The Rockets, PJ Powers, Nur Abrahams, Garth Taylor, Edith Plaatjies, Morné Holland and Dr Victor & The Rasta Rebels – supported by the best Cape Town musicians.
Date: Tuesday 26th April 2016
Venue: Grand Arena, GrandWest, Cape Town
Show time: 20h00
Duration of the show: 2 Hours
Book now: Computicket, Shoprite Checkers and all House & Home Stores
Ticket prices: R150, R200, R250, R300, R350
Be in touch:
Marmalade Productions: www.marmaladeproductions.co.za
Alistair Izobell Productions: www.alistairizobellproductions