Buoyed by the response to the 2016 edition, Divas of Dance is back for the 2017 installment at the Grand Arena, GrandWest on 4 November 2017. This year sees three popular artists from the 1990s, Sonia, Lonnie Gordon and Black Box, take to the stage for a nostalgic show filled with booming beats and memorable melodies.
“Relive some of the most epic club songs of the 1990s with three of the most memorable artists from that era. Last year’sDivas of Dance was a runaway success and this year’s edition promises to be just as spectacular. Do not wait to buy your tickets,” says GrandWest’s PR and Promotions Manager, Elouise Matthys.
These Divas of Dance produced massive hits during the 1990s and garnered masses of fans on the South African club scene. Sonia released 15 singles, 11 of which ranked in the United Kingdom’s (UK) top 30, with her debut single, ‘You’ll never stop me loving you’, reaching number one. Her debut album, ‘Everybody Knows’, sold over 500000 copies and her song, ‘Better the devil you know’, ranked at number two when Sonia represented the UK at Eurovision in 1993.
Gordon’s singing career really took off in 1988 in the UK where she was the lead singer for club music acts such as Offshore, Deja Vu and Quartzlock. During that time, she released singles such as ‘No regrets’, ‘Love eviction’ and ‘You make loving fun’. For her next single, ‘Happenin’ all over again’, Gordon collaborated with British hit making team Stock Aitken and Waterman. Other hits included ‘How could he do this to me’, ‘Beyond your wildest dreams’ and ‘Gonna catch you’, which were written and produced by the house group Black Box.
Black Box’s first single, ‘Ride on time’, was a hit worldwide and became the UK’s best selling dance record of all time. Their album ‘Dreamland’ was released in May 1990 with tracks like ‘Everybody everybody’, ‘I don’t know anybody else’ and ‘Strike it up’ becoming major hits across the world. ‘Dreamland’ earned a gold disc in both the UK and the United States and achieved double platinum status in Canada. The group’s second album, ‘Positive Vibration’, included the songs ‘Fall into my love’, ‘Not anyone’ and ‘I’ve got the vibration’.
* Tickets to ‘Divas of Dance’ at the Grand Arena are available at Computicket and are priced from R295 per person.