GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World will be hosting three glorious
music shows in the coming weeks to start 2014 off in style.
The King paid tribute to
Elvis impersonators are a dime a dozen, and generally not taken very
seriously by the music industry. But Nathan Belt is the exception. He
returns to the GrandWest Grand Arena on Saturday, January 11 with the
two-hour tribute show, ‘Legend Returns – The Elvis Show’.
Belt is one of the most sought-after and well-respected Elvis tribute
performers in the world and has headlined Elvis concerts everywhere,
from across the US to South Africa, from Singapore to Europe and
everywhere in between.
Belt prides himself on the fact that his show is one of the most authentic,
and goes to great lengths to ensure it’s always presented with enormous
respect to honour the memory of Elvis Presley.
The singer, songwriter and musician is not your typical tribute artist – he
is a guitarist and pianist with a voice that is regarded as coming close to
rivalling that of the King himself.
“The first time I remember having an interest in Elvis was when I was
about five or six years old,” he says. “I found an Elvis Presley 45” of my
Dad’s that had ‘Blue Suede Shoes’ on the A-side and ‘I’m Gonna Sit Right
Down’ and ‘Cry’ on the B-side. I listened to it over and over again on my
Fisher-Price record player.”
* The show starts at 8pm and tickets are available from Computicket
between R95 and R265.
Whitney Houston’s music lives on
When Whitney Houston tragically passed away in 2012, she left behind a
legacy as few have before her. Now her legion of long-time fans can again
appreciate her unique talent in the Whitney Houston tribute ‘The Greatest
Love of All’ at the GrandWest Grand Arena on Friday, January 10.As one of the most celebrated female singers of all time, with hits such as
‘I Will Always Love You’,’ Saving All My Love for You’, ‘How will I know you’
and ‘I Will Always Love You’ Houston is regarded as a true legend.
‘The Greatest Love Of All – The Whitney Houston Show’ presents and
celebrates a catalogue of Houston’s most-loved songs that span her
29-year career. In respect for Houston’s legacy, Showtime Management
dedicated over 12 months to creating the show, first to finding the perfect
star, and then to perfecting the production. It took over 15000 auditions in
12 countries to find the right voice, and finally South African Belinda
Davids emerged as the frontrunner.
No stranger to the music scene herself, Davids, began her professional
singing career as a solo recording artist and later became a support act
and backing vocalist for acts such as The Temptations, Keri Hilson,
Keyshia Cole, Monica and Johnny Gil.
Davids will be directed by the team also responsible for the worldwide hit
show ‘Michael Jackson History’.
* The show starts at 8pm. Tickets are priced between R95 and R265.
Book at Computicket.
PJ Powers tells her story
The spotlight will again shine on SA singing icon PJ Powers when she hosts
her show ‘Firefly’ at the GrandWest Roxy Revue Bar between February 7
and March 29.
With a singing career that began in the late 1970s, Powers’ career has
seen many highlights. She has recorded 16 albums, was banned from
radio and TV for a year by the apartheid government, and was
encouraged by the late Nelson Mandela to continue her singing.
Many of her songs have become lasting hits, including ‘Feel So Strong’,
‘You’re So Good To Me’, ‘There Is An Answer’, ‘Home To Africa’ and
But it hasn’t all been plain sailing for PJ Powers and in ‘Firefly’, she will
take audiences through her personal journey; through the high and lows,
and rises and falls of her remarkable career.
The show will include a mix of her well-loved hits as well as brand new
songs from her new album ‘Destiny’, interspersed with humour. * Doors open at 8pm and the show starts at 8.30pm. Tickets are available
from Computicket at R90 each.
Book at Computicket.