The GrandWest CSI ‘Rocking our City’ variety-styled concert, to be held on Saturday November 24 at 8pm at the GrandWest’s Grand Arena, will deliver non-stop entertainment and action with six favourite local performers as well as Danny K, Loyiso and Melissa Allison, fresh from 2012 ‘Idols’ fame.
South African headlining performers Danny K and Loyiso Bala will, for the first time, perform to a large Cape Town audience.
Singer, songwriter, musician and actor Danny K needs little introduction to South African audiences. The multi-award winning performer and accomplished piano player and bassist has toured and performed with a number of international artists from Usher to Craig David, Puff Daddy, Eric Benet, Bob Geldof, U2, Queen and Beyoncé.
His list of accolades includes being the first South African musician to perform on the ‘Oprah Winfrey Show’ in Chicago – on a day when other guests included Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, Josh Groban and John Travolta. He was one of only five South African acts selected to perform at the Nelson Mandela 46664 concert, which was broadcast to three billion people worldwide.
Bala is known as a multi award-winning R&B artist, but less well known is the fact he became the youngest conductor of the National Youth Choir, at the age of only 19, and was once the head of the prestigious Drakensberg Boys Choir.
His third solo album ‘Blow your mind’ was named Best R&B Album and Best Production Album and among his many career highlights are performing at the World Aids Awareness Concert in Washington in 2006, opening for both John Legend and Corinne Bailey Ray in 2007, and Brian Knight and Akon in 2008, followed by his 2009 performance at Radio City Hall in New York.
Also appearing on the bill are a host of popular Capetonian performers such as James Bhemgee, Karin Kortje, Zayn Adams, Jeremy Olivier and Mady who will be joined on stage by the second placed 2012 ‘SA Idols’ contestant Melissa Allison. Offering a running commentary throughout the show will be the irrepressible MC’s Kurt Schoonraad and Soli Philander.
* Tickets are priced between R150 and R220 and are available from Computicket.