Kicking off the season of treasures’ entertainment lineup at The Boardwalk on 1 December 2018 is a one night only concert featuring international 80s and 90s’ singing sensations, Sybil and Judy Boucher. Performing under African skies on the Festival Lawns, they will be supported by homegrown talent including DJ Eazy E, Chapter THREE and Melissa Allison. Cape Town’s maestro Camillo Lombard and band back off of the acts. The event will commence at 16h00 and will run for six hours. Tickets are on sale at Computicket, with Golden Circle tickets priced at R450 and General Standing priced at R250.
“The Boardwalk is thrilled to partner with Marmalade Productions to bring these internationally acclaimed divas to Port Elizabeth during the season of treasures. This is just the start of a jam packed summer entertainment schedule,” says The Boardwalk’s Nqobile Majozi.
Sybil achieved wide acclaim for her cover versions of Dionne Warwick’s hits “Don’t Make Me Over” and “Walk on by”, which were released in 1989 and 1990, respectively. The former became Sybil’s biggest hit in the USA, peaking at No.20, and was a No.1 hit in New Zealand. “Walk on by” is still, to date, the highest charting position for this Burt Bacharach/Hal David classic in the UK, peaking at #6. Sybil’s second self-titled album became her biggest-selling album in the USA.
Boucher has had international success with many of her songs including her No.1 hit, “Dreaming of a little island” and “Tears on my pillow”, “Can’t be with you tonight”, “You caught my eye” and “My heart is yearning”. She is best known for her international hit single “Can’t be with you yonight”, which reached No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart in April 1987. Her Belgian tour remains one of the highlights of her career. At an appearance at one stadium, there were 40,000 people with lighted candles chanting “Judy Boucher” as she sang. A surprise call also came from South Africa informing her of being a massive hit there. She is a regular visitor to South African shores and her songs resonate with so many people and have become part of Cape culture.
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