Head down to the Rhumbelow Theatre for a evening of soulful music

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Percy Smith and Marion Loudon

THE Rhumbelow Theatre in Durban is celebrating soul music in their latest production, Gotta Lotta Soul, which runs from Friday, July 14 to Sunday, July 23.

Starring Percy Smith and Marion Loudon on vocals, Calli Thomson on keyboards,Andy Turrell on guitar and drums and Jill Murraybrown on bass guitar, the show will feature music by Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Ruth Brown, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations and Wilson Pickett, to name some of the earlier golden oldies.

There are also a couple of highlighted novelty artists like Ray Charles, Cab Calloway, the Blues Brothers and James Brown.

Soul music originated in the United States in the late 1950s and early 1960s. It combines elements of African-American gospel music, rhythm and blues and jazz and became popular for dancing and listening in the United States, where record labels such as Motown, Atlantic and Stax were influential during the Civil Rights Movement.

Showtimes for Gotta Lotta Soul are 8 pm on July 14 and July 15, 2 pm on July 16, 8 pm on July 21 and July 22 and 2 pm and 6.30 pm on July 23.

Tickets are R150 (R130 pensioners on the first weekend only) at Computicket.

Shows are picnic style, so bring food but no drinks. There is a cash bar. The venue opens 90 minutes before show.

Inquiries: Roland at 082 499 8636 or email roland@stansell.za.net

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