Entertainment Music Karen Zoid joins line-up for Fugard Theatre

Karen Zoid joins line-up for Fugard Theatre

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The Fugard Theatre in District 6 will host top artists Karen Zoid, Shannon Hope, Natasha Meister, Gavin Minter, and Andrew Young from 13th to the 21st April 2012.

Karen Zoid returns to the Fugard after sell out solo shows and a series of gigs with Vusi Mahlasela in 2011 to launch Zoid Afrika, her latest album. Her personal growth is tangible in the music, and the album contains soulful ballads as well as some hard rock & roll numbers.  Zoid, who has never shied away from social commentary also included a few songs with satirical undertones.  Her unmistakable voice, razor sharp lyrics and passionate delivery of the songs makes this album a benchmark production. Zoid performs on 13th April at 8:45pm with tickets R110-R140 per person.

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Award-winning pianist and vocal artist Shannon Hope returns to The Fugard Studio for two nights only with her intriguingly powerful heart songs. Critically-acclaimed for her performance at the theatre last year, Hope returns to her dream space for an ensemble performance on 18th and 19th April 2012.  Lyrically-focused, and piano-based, Hopeís music falls within the vocal/singer-songwriter genres, with some elements of pop rock. Shannon Hope performs on the 18th and 19th of April at 8pm and tickets cost R90 per person.

Saxophonist Andrew Young, with a host of awards to his name,  brings his Beatles Tribute sell-out show Ė Iím From Liverpool - to Cape Town from Europe. Through music, film, pictures and anecdotes Andrew and his Band take the audience through his life in Liverpool and play the Beatles songs that have influenced him and a generation of musicians. Nominated five times for the South African Music Awards, Andrew Young's debut album, Soul People, topped the SA Charts twice. He has toured with, amongst others, with Dionne Warwick, Shirley Bassey, Gino Vannelli, Jonathan Butler and Joseph Shabalala. Andrew Young and his band perform in the beautiful Studio Theatre on 21st April at 7:30pm with tickets costing R195.00.

Gavin Minter and Natasha Meister "Live at the Fugard Theatre" on the 20th April presents a double launch of their respective albums - Gavin Minterís "My Return To Paradise" and Nastasha Meisterís "Half Way". The night will be broken into two sets Ė Natasha Meister Band featuring Paul Tizzard on drums, Roger Bashew on bass and guest Dan Shout on saxophone will open the evening with her beautiful bluesy tunes and showcase the writing from her debut album "Half Way" . Gavin Minter accompanied by Mark Fransman on piano accordion and piano, Gorm Helfjord on guitar, Wesley Rustin on bass, Kevin Gibson on drums will then take to the stage at 21h15 after a short interval and present the music from his latest offering My Return To Paradise".

Gavin Minter and Natasha Meister will perform in the Studio Theatre on the 20th April at 8:15pm with tickets priced from R100 each. Booking for all the artists is through the Theatreís box office on 0214614554or via Computicket.com