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Neil Diamond The Jazz Singer Returns Centrestage


Neil Diamond, one of the most beloved singer/songwriters of our generation, is the subject of Centrestage’s latest tribute show as the velvet voiced Andre Strydom says ‘Hello Again’ to his acclaimed role in ‘The Jazz Singer Returns’, at The Boardwalk Amphitheatre on 9 January!

The Centrestage All-Star band promises to triumphantly combine the worlds of Las Vegas with that of rock, providing a night steeped in sentimentality as the familiar Neil Diamond hits spanning from 1966 to today are given the Centrestage entertainment treatment.

In true raconteur style, Strydom sprinkles gentle love songs in between up-tempo rockers, as evergreens such as Forever in Blue Jeans, Song Sung Blue, Crackling Rosie, Desiree, Soolaiman, America, Longfellow Serenade, I Am I Said, America, Love on the Rocks, Yesterdays Songs and Sweet Caroline make up but a few of the top hits in the 2 hour show.

The 10 piece band includes Fenlin Pitie and Deborah Everard on keyboards, Andrew Warneke on bass, Sandy Robbie and Wayne Kallis on guitar, Devon Van Rooyen on drums, Brennan Strydom on percussion, with Vanessa Grebe and Andre’s talented daughter Caron adding to the vocal and glamour department.

‘The Jazz Singer Returns’ is musically directed by Strydom himself, who trades his superb Barry Gibb falsetto for a Diamond baritone and will simultaneously apply the same kind of attention to detail and vocal harmony mix that he did when overseeing the previous acclaimed Bee Gees and Fleetwood Mac Centrestage hits under his auspices.

The Neil Diamond songbook guarantees a feel-good evening of familiar hits, top notch showmanship and a band of extremely talented musicians and entertainers of which the city can be very proud!

The shows start at 19:30 and tickets costing R150 or R40 for 8 or more are available through Computicket - Click Here or call Wendy on 082 661 6921.

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