Come For The Golf, Stay For The Entertainmenton October 6, 2011
The Gary Player Country Club has welcomed some of the biggest names in golf and witnessed some of the most dramatic moments in sports since the inauguration of the Nedbank Golf Challenge over three decades ago. Names such as Els, Garcia, Trevino, Price and Westwood have all conquered the field of players, which seems to rise in statue each year. And, to add to this rich tradition of legends, the Nedbank Golf Challenge also plays host to some of South Africa’s funniest comedians and stellar musicians.
There’s something indescribably wonderful about seeing and hearing good comedy – it’s as though someone has pumped you full of laughing gas. In good comedy there is always a clang of truth and few comedians do this better than Stuart Taylor. His classy, effortless, light-hearted and infectious style mocks male/female relationships, the current financial crisis and the drive to keep up with the Joneses. Taylor kicks off the Hospitality Village entertainment bill on 1 December at 16h15.
He is followed by Just Jinjer at 17h00. Known as one of South Africa’s most successful rock bands ever, Just Jinjer is back in South Africa after eight years in Los Angeles, where they performed and toured with U2, the Counting Crows and Def Leppard.
On 2 December at the Hospitality Village you can see, Barry Hilton, also known as The Cousin at 16h15. Fresh from his Serial Comic World Tour where he had die-hard expat fans and locals in Australia, England and New Zealand laughing their heads off, he’ll be up to his old antics at the Nedbank Golf Challenge. He has a knack for taking everyday situations and turning them into hilarious skits. A skilful, generous and engaging entertainer, Barry will pull out all the stops this December at Sun City. If you miss him in action, he’ll be back on 4 December at 16h15.
On 3 December at the Hospitality Village get set to be entertained by Lira. Fans can expect a flawless performance as she sings heartfelt favourites as well as new songs from her album “Return To Love”. She will be performing at 17h00.
And last but not least, on 4 December at 17h00 at the 50m stretch, Arno Carstens followers can see him live in concert. Award-winning South African singer-songwriter and guitarist, Arno Carstens, currently based between Cape Town and London, will be performing at Sun City once again. During his career as the lead singer of South Africa`s favourite rock band The Springbok Nude Girls, and subsequently as a solo artist, Arno has released 7 studio albums and had 18 top ten singles. He has won 5 South African Music Awards and shared the stage with legends of the music world.
The Cabanas Palm Terrace is the place to hear some of South Africa’s finest Afrikaans talent and see repeat performances by comedians Barry Hilton (1 December at 20h00) and Stuart Taylor (2 December at 20h00). First up is Afrikaans singing sensation, Robbie Wessels on 1 December at 21h00. His performance is characterised by a combination of raw energy and soulful renditions which he performs in a deep, raspy voice.
Local reggae and rock band Veraz will be performing nightly from 1 to 3 December in the Hall of Treasures from 22h00. The band offers a sound so unique that at Aardklop and Oppikoppi they were rated as the best new contemporary band.