Due to Popular Demand, the much loved and respected Uptown Rhythm Dogs have announced two reunion shows at The Auto and General Theatre on the Square on the 22nd and 23rd of March 2019.
This trendsetting trio were at the forefront of “world music” and mainstream rock in the mid-eighties and have recently reformed, with the intention of performing a few select concerts and recording a brand new album.
Neill Solomon, Dan Chiorboli and Greg Georgiades have shared 38 years of friendship and musical adventures, and have had extremely eventful lives in the music world, with all three embarking separately on a broad spectrum of wildly diverse, innovative and successful projects.
This long overdue reunion will feature a broad spectrum of music comprising old songs from The Occupant and Magic Man period such as Roxy Lady, The Stranger and Junk Foods and Disposable Ladies, new songs from the Different Places album as well as acoustic renditions from The Liberation Project’s recently released classic album Songs That Made Us Free. Greg’s virtuosity on the oud, bouzouki, banjo, ukulele and acoustic guitar will also be featured on a host of his own songs.
Joining this legendary trio will be new comers ZACAS, who have just released their debut album ‘Corner House.
Luigi and Salva Zaca have undoubtedly endured a marathon expedition that provides the raw material for a set of original songs about some of life’s big themes. The brothers grew up in Pretoria, a city more known for being South Africa’s capital than providing the irresistible impulse for exploring the wider world.
Corner House is brimming with songs that reflect the life path of two exceptionally close brothers. “Do you remember our hideouts?/Created from sticks and stones/Whatever we built reflected/Wherever we cramped in protected us,” sings Luigi on album standout, “Journey”. “Journey” reflects the brothers’ gift for matching Salva’s lyrical classical and acoustic guitar work with Luigi’s warm and heartfelt voice. It’s no surprise that it was one of the songs that ZACAS chose to perform for the Just Music team when they were asked by Debbi Lonmon (ex-Little Sister and now a music teacher) to take part in a singer-songwriter project that she was working on with the label. The other was “Feather Lady”, a song about living life with a light and pure heart that evokes the hushed presence of the likes of José González and the troubadour sensibilities of Vance Joy. Immaculately conceived and timeless, it’s no surprise that “Feather Lady” helped secure ZACAS a record deal.
Book your tickets via Computicket (call 0861 915 800 or online www.computicket.com) or via the theatre on 011 883-8606.
Show starts at 8pm.
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