Top musicians, comedians at Sun Cityon November 13, 2012
Not only does the Nedbank Golf Challenge provide the best golf of the year but it also offers great entertainment. At the end of play each day, you will be able to see some of South Africa’s funniest comedians in action and listen to local musicians belting out their hits.
The entertainment line-up kicks off with The Cousin at 20h00 on Wednesday 28 November (Pro Am) in the Hall of Treasures. Bursting with new material, hilarious facial expressions and off-the-wall antics, Barry Hilton will pull out all the stops this December at Sun City. If you miss him in action, he’ll be back on 29 and 30 November and on 1 December at 16h15 at the Hospitality Village.
On 28 November, Barry is followed by sports funny men, Toks and Tjops and SA’s blue eyed boy, Kurt Darren from 21h00 to 23h00 in the Hall of Treasures. Darren has won several awards for his music including a SAMA for Best Sokkie Dance Album. He’s a great performer and knows how to reach out to his audience. “He makes one feel part of the show in an amazing way”, is a common response from people who listen to him for the first time.
Kurt will be back in the Hall of Treasures on 29 November together with Mwah and Adam and on 30 November at 21h00 with African Mamas. He’ll also be performing in the Hospitality Village on Sunday 2 December at 17h00 with celebrated South African tenor Jannie Moolman. Moolman, who began his opera career in 1990, has since released three albums.
He’s performed at many venues and events including the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunsfees, Aardklop and the Grahamstown Festival. He has also impressed audiences overseas with performances in Germany, England, Hong Kong and China. Jannie’s singing talent has won him numerous awards including four Vita Life awards, and a State Theatre/SAA Opera Foundation award.
The Hospitality Village is the place to be on Thursday 29 November as Mango Groove will be playing. Since their first iconic multi-platinum release in 1989, the band, together with charismatic lead singer Claire Johnston, has gone on to become a household name in South Africa. Lay down your own groove and “Dance Sum More”.
Also on 29 November, at 20h00 in the Hall of Treasures, you’ll be entertained by one of SA’s funniest comedians, Riaad Moosa. He’s a qualified doctor, a comedian revered by audiences and his peers, and he played the lead in the locally produced film, “Material”. Riaad’s brand of comedy is based on his experiences as a young Muslim and he also deftly skirts around a host of taboo topics – delivering each punch line with finesse.
The inimitable Dr Victor will be performing in the Hospitality Village on Friday 30 November. For over 20 years, he has been crafting and creating an uplifting, up-tempo sound that has earned him an enviable reputation on the South African music scene and many devoted fans all over the world. You’ll be treated to classics like, “That’s How It Is” and “If You Wanna Be Happy”.
Recklessly funny, unapologetic, spontaneous and downright absurd are all words that can be used to describe comedian, David Kau. Catch him in action on Saturday 1 December in the Hall of Treasures at 20h00. And if you miss his show, he’ll be back on Sunday, the last day of play at 16h45 at the Hospitality Village.
Two Idols on one stage! Elvis Blue and Lloyd Cele will entertain fans at the Hospitality Village on 1 December at 17h00. In 2010 Elvis released his first album, simply titled, Elvis Blue. It shot up the radio and sales charts and reached Gold status. The first two singles “Things My Father Said” and “Lighthouse” were massive hits, and with the third single, “Save Me”, is currently on playlists across the country. He’s an exceptional performer and delivers music with soul.
Lloyd Cele is an equally entertaining performer and since being nominated as runner up Idol in 2010, he has crafted his talent and honed his live performance skills even further and graces many of the country’s stages at top events. He won best pop album at this year’s SAMA’s.
Local DJs Barney Simon, John Walland, Mark Pilgrim and Alex J will mix it up in the Hall of Treasures on Saturday 1 December from 21h00. Jam to music from the 60’s to the 90’s.
Kerry Paige will be performing daily in Trader Horns from 20h00 and Leon Rautenbach, also daily at 16h30, at the Cascades Vista Bar.