ALWAYS & FOREVER – A TRIBUTE TO LUTHER VANDROSS starring Timothy Moloi – 4 shows only from 31 March – 3 April
StarringTimothy Moloi with Tia Herman, Lelo Ramasimong, Kurt Herman and Voices Unlimited Gospel Choir
Thursday 31 March – Sunday 3 April 2016
The king of croon himself, Luther Vandross, will be celebrated by South Africa’s own “man with the velvet voice” Timothy Moloi in this non-stop nostalgia journey of musical delight.
After a sell-out inaugural concert in August 2015 to rave reviews from media and audience alike, The CoLab Network is thrilled present Always & Forever – A Tribute to Luther Vandross, this time at the Joburg Theatre for four shows only from March 31st to April 3rd, 2016.
Vocalist extraordinaire Timothy Moloi is backed by top vocalists Tia Herman, Lelo Ramasimong and Kurt Herman as well as some of South Africa’s finest musicians and the remarkable 16-strong Voices Unlimited Gospel Choir.
The audience will thrill to the sounds of timeless classics including Superstar, Always and Forever, Endless Love, Power of Love/Love Power, Dance with My Father and many more, as they enjoy a memorable trip down memory lane.
The Music Director is star-on-the-rise Llewellyn George who also penned the musical arrangements done especially for the show and will lead a dynamite 7-piece live band. Direction and Lighting Design is by Cito.
Simply put, Always & Forever – A Tribute to Luther Vandross is a unique concert experience that will take the audience on a nostalgic journey of Luther’s greatest hits from his early songs right up to his final album that featured his 2004 Grammy Award winning hit Dance With My Father, as well as the many great cover versions of classic songs that he made so popular.
Says Collett Dawson of The CoLab Network; “Timothy Moloi has long-since been credited by many with the title “the man with the velvet voice”, as was Luther Vandross himself. So for me, there’s no better feeling in the world than being able to have him and the 26 other artists, on one stage, showcasing the incredible local talent that we have, for the audience’s enjoyment of such a music legend as is Luther Vandross”.
She continues; “We took the decision not to go down the biographical route or have Tim imitate Luther Vandross. It’s a concert in the truest sense of the term, for the die-hard fans and newly converted (to Luther’s iconic music) to come out to the Joburg Theatre for a great evening, sing and dance along to these unforgettable hits that defined a generation”.
Moloi responds; “I’m really excited to have this opportunity to celebrate the music of Luther Vandross once again after the incredible response we received for our concert last year. Not only did Luther’s music have such an influence on me growing up, but it holds so many memories for so many people. If our first concert was anything to go by, both the audience and all of us on stage are in for an incredible evening again.”
There are four shows only from 31 March – 3 April 2016 on The Mandela Stage at Joburg Theatre.
Shows run from Thursday to Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm.
Ticket prices range from R150 – R250. Bookings can be done online at www.webtickets.co.za or www.joburgtheatre.com or by calling 0861 670 670. Alternatively, you can purchase tickets at selected Pick ‘n Pay stores.
Discounted rates for groups of ten or more are available by calling Joburg Theatre directly on (011) 877 6853/6917. Pensioners also qualify for a 10% discount.
Always & Forever – A Tribute to Luther Vandross is an ideal evening for young and old to celebrate in the magic of this music icon’s legacy that he left behind.
Enjoy this highlights video from the August 2015 Always & Forever – A Tribute to Luther Vandross to get a taste of what to expect:
https://youtu.be/4Lpi6cl2jeA (10-minute highlights video) or https://youtu.be/JjWFKYaHHjo (5-minute highlights video/online advert for Joburg Theatre run)