Catch The Reals in two fabulous tribute shows at Tina’s Hotel in Kloof

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Catch The Reals in two fabulous tribute shows at Tina’s Hotel in Kloof. Photo: Supplied

THE Reals will be presenting a tribute to Dire Straits at the Rhumbelow Theatre at Tina’s Hotel in Kloof from July 19 to July 23. The show is one of two being staged by the band at the venue.

For the Dire Straits Tribute Show, Barry Thomson, Dawn Selby, Mali Sewell, Jason Andrew and guest guitarist, Shaun Dragt, will be performing songs like Brothers in Arms, Walk of Life, Sultans of Swing and Money for Nothing.

British rock band, Dire Straits was formed in 1977 by Mark Knopfler (lead vocals and lead guitar) and his younger brother David Knopfler. Their sound was influenced by a variety of musical styles including jazz, folk and blues, and contrasted with the prominence of punk rock during their early years.

Their fifth album Brothers in Arms, released in May 1985 was their highest selling studio album with sales of over 30 million. It was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the first compact disc to sell a million copies, helping to popularise the CD format; and was one of the first albums recorded on digital equipment and the title track is reported to be the world’s first CD single.

In August 1986, the song which launched MTV Europe was another Knopfler hit Money for Nothing and featured Sting in a cameo vocal role.

Showtimes are 8 pm on July 19, July 20, July 21, and July 22 and 2 pm on July 23.

Tickets are R150 (R130 pensioners and FHSSC members) at Computicket. The venue opens 90 minutes before show for drinks. For restaurant reservations please contact 031 764 7843.

The Reals will also be presenting a tribute to Fleetwood Mac at Tina’s Hotel. The Chain – The Fleetwood Mac Story, which will feature vocalist Marion Loudon, will be staged from July 26 to July 30.

Fleetwood Mac started in 1967 as a British blues band that later became a California-based pop group in the mid-Seventies. In between came a period where Fleetwood Mac shuffled personnel and experimented with styles, all the while releasing solid albums with chart topping hits.

Perhaps just as well known for their tangled relationships and addictions, as they were for their music, Fleetwood Mac had massive success and can be found on every list of the world’s top selling bands.

The band’s album Rumours spawned a number of hit singles, including Go Your Own Way, Dreams and Don’t Stop. Those songs, together, with Little Lies, 7 Wonders, Everywhere, Landslide, The Chain, and others, will take the audience on a sweet ride down memory lane, replicating the sounds of one of the world’s best-loved bands.

Showtimes for The Chain – The Fleetwood Mac story are 8pm on July 26, July 27, July 28, July 29 and 2 pm on July 30.

Tickets are R150 (R130 for pensioners and FHSSC members) at Computicket. The venue opens 90 minutes before show for drinks. For restaurant reservations please contact 031 764 7843.

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

 

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