Fans of some of the best popular music to be recorded in the 20th century can look forward to ‘Heartbreak Hotel’, a new tribute show that will celebrate the stars of yesteryear at the GrandWest Roxy Revue Bar every Wednesday to Saturday from Friday, April 18, to Saturday, May 31.
If you love the sounds of Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Marilyn Monroe, Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran, Cliff Richard, Cher, The Beach Boys, Queen, Roy Orbison, The Bee Gees, Tom Jones, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Little Richard, Shakin’ Stevens and many more, then ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ could be the show for you.
The show’s playlist includes many of Elvis Presley’s greatest hits as well as highlights from the catalogues of numerous other stars that put their indelible stamps on the musical map.
Audiences can look forward to smash hits from decades past such as ‘I Want to be Loved by You’, ‘Great Balls of Fire’, ‘Unchained Melody’, ‘La Bamba’, ‘Good Golly Miss Molly’, ‘Wake Up Little Suzie’, ‘Staying Alive’, ‘It’s Not Unusual’, ‘40 Days’ and ‘Long Tall Woman With a Black Dress’.
Heading the cast of 10 performers is producer and director James Marais, well known for his Elvis Presley tribute shows. The rest of the cast features Ian Black on drums; Louis Coetzee on lead guitar; Vernon Barnard on acoustic guitar and vocals; Anthony Kinsey on bass guitar and backing vocals; Nick Pay on keyboards and vocals; Monique Cassells on lead and backing vocals; and Claire Schrickker and Jenny Beck as backup dancers. The MC for the show is Fanie Schoeman.
* Doors open at 8pm and the curtain rises at 8.30pm. Tickets are available at R90 from Computicket.