Tribute to Luther Vandross
ALWAYS & FOREVER – A TRIBUTE TO LUTHER VANDROSS
Friday 14 August at 8pm
Luther Vandross – better known as the king of croon – will be celebrated in Always & Forever – A Tribute to Luther Vandross by South Africa’s own “man with the velvet voice” Timothy Moloi in this one-night-only show to be staged at The Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City, on Friday 14 August at 8pm.
Backed by some of South Africa’s best live musicians as well as vocalists Nonhlanhla Mdluli, Kurt Herman and Tia Herman and introducing Voices Unlimited Gospel Choir, the audience will thrill to the portrayal of unforgettable hits including Superstar, Always and Forever, Endless Love, Power of Love/Love Power, Dance with My Father and many more.
Musical Director is star-on-the-rise Llewellyn George and Direction & Lighting Design is by Cito.
Says Moloi; “I have long wanted to have the platform to pay tribute to Luther Vandross as I have admired him and been inspired by him for as long back as I can remember. I felt so humbled when I approached The CoLab Network with the idea and Collett immediately agreed and before I knew it, the show was booked!”
He continues; “What will make the evening even more special is that we’ve planned the date specifically so that it’s the night before my 40th birthday – what better way to celebrate this milestone than by paying tribute to a man that was the forefront of the music that defined a generation, alongside these incredibly talented musicians and having friends, family, colleagues and fans in the audience being part of it.”
Collett Dawson of The CoLab Network responds; “We have had the privilege of working with Timothy Moloi on many occasions and every time we have, I have seen people come up to Tim and say that he should do a Luther show. So when Tim approached me with the idea then he calmly went ahead and sang a Luther song to me, it was a no-brainer, I decided there and then to go ahead. He really IS South Africa’s Luther, and I can’t wait for the general public to get the opportunity to share this special evening with us.”
Always & Forever – A Tribute to Luther Vandross is on for one night only at The Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City on Friday 14 August at 8pm.
Tickets range from R140 – R195 and can be booked at www.goldreefcity.co.za or by calling The Lyric Theatre Box Office on
(011) 248 5000 or through Computicket.
Discounts for groups of 10 or more, senior citizens, scholars and students apply.