Smooth sounds and fabulous food combine in Heels over Head’s new show

Heels over Head - credit Vulane Mthembu

Heels over Head. Photo: Vulane Mthembu

Enjoy Supper, Sounds and Stills with Heels over Head – a dinner, a concert and an exhibition – at The Plant, 5 Station Drive (off Umgeni Road), Durban at 7 pm on Friday, July 29.


“We wanted to do something completely different by combining our music with photography that would be something more than just pretty images,” says vocalist Thulile Zama.


Supper, Sounds and Stills is a collaboration of creatives. Nestled in Durban’s hottest creative hub, The Station Drive Precinct; The Plant venue provides the backdrop for an elegant Supper Club set.

Renegade Kitchen and the jazzy ladies of Heels over Head have been cooking up some old classics and smooth beats and paired up with Vulane Mthembu’s Film Noir inspired photographs; vintage décor and mid century classics by Solder, they have put together a night to remember.

For this special occasion Heels over Head partnered with photographer Vulane Mthembu and curators Russel Hlongwane and Simanga Zondo to present a special series of Film Noir themed photographs.

This exhibition looks at the universal search and struggle of women for their place within society. In the works you will see women in a (seemingly) powerful positions and it seeks dialogue about the ideal image of women that is being presented by the media and the masses. Mthembu presents these issues by cleverly making use of Film Noir, gangster type, images in which the women are always victorious.

As part of the exhibition you will hear the ladies performing live. Drummer Rebekah Doty said: “Music and photography is both an expression of the creative mind, so why not combine them?” Pianist Mandy Cobbing added: “We are really looking forward to this special evening: something for the eye, something for the ear and something for the stomach, what else can one wish for?”

Heels over Head’s music is referred to as smooth jazz or easy-breezy pop jazz, they developed a notable and clever signature sound that consists of current African-influenced music and uniquely re-arranged standards.

The band is known for making the audience get on their feet and dance to their rhythmic bass lines and their cheerful melodies. No doubt that fans take joy in listening to some Heels over Head; the African jazz ambiance, skilled musicians and vocalists and well-founded rhythm works enchanting.

With their sparkling stage presence the ladies of Heels over Head always look classy and stylish and you cannot miss the charm and charisma of their lead vocalists Thulile and Nomkhosi Mazibuko, drummer Rebekah, pianist Mandy and hot guitarist Chillie Wardell-Stent.

Lucy Markewicz’s mobile catering company, Renegade Kitchen, have put together a fitting retro styled meal for the occasion. Lucy has contributed to many satisfied taste buds and happy bellies in Durban cooking her special kind of contemporary yet laid back style of food at Vanilla Café, Freedom Café and Cakelab. Expect fresh flavours from old classics like Beef Wellington, Chocolate Mousse Cup or Cherry Pie.

Tickets R250 which includes the exhibition, a two-course meal and performance. For bookings please mail


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