Clarence Ford’s popular Sunday evening radio show on Heart 104.9 has gone live on stage at the Baxter and will run during the Festive Season. Local star Alistair Izobell, together with singing sensation Nur Abrahams, Edith Plaatjies, Aleshia Solomons and a rocking seven piece band will perform Radio Classics chosen by Ford in the coming weeks. ‘Alistair and Clarence’s Radio Classics’, directed by David Kramer, will show until January 5.
The show features 18 hit-songs plus one brand new future classic from the pen of Kramer called ‘Party People!’. Included in the set list will be a very special version of ‘That’s All’ by Ford. The CD of the show will be available at the Baxter Theatre and good music stores from December 7.
The music is brought to audiences by a seven-piece band that includes musical director Donveno Prins on saxophone, Trevino Isaacs on keyboards, Keagan Links on drums, Jason De Laney on guitar, Brandon Ruiters on trumpet, Murray Buitendag on Trombone and Charlton Daniels on bass guitar.
Born in District Six, Ford has a strong interest in politics and has interviewed the likes of Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki and many other global figures.
He has played an integral role in the success of The North Sea Jazz Festival Cape Town, Jazz on the Rocks, The Love, Jazz Cruise and The Cape Town Carnival the past.
Izobell has been a part of the entertainment industry for the past 26 years and has featured in over 36 shows and productions during that time, performing, acting, singing and directing in Cape Town and around the globe.
The artist has won numerous awards during his glittering career and is an accomplished pianist. He supports various community projects and has been actively in involved in radio and the music industry. Izobell most recently produced the sold out ‘Music Alla Kaap’ shows at GrandWest Arena and performed in his very successful production ‘Vocal is Lekka’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Fest during August.
* Performances will take place from Tuesdays to Fridays at 8pm and Saturdays at 5pm and 8.30pm. There will be special previews on November 22, 23 and 24 with all seats at R110.
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