Chris Chameleon brings tour to Bay

Lynne Gadd-Claxton

AWARD-WINNING artist Chris Chameleon will bring his unique tour to the Eastern Cape this month.

He is described as “innovative, prolific and endlessly creative” and has a large following both at home and abroad.

Chameleon will be taking his tour to the Netherlands and Belgium early next year.

The SAMA award-winner is well known for his musical and acting talents and has had roles in popular Afrikaans soapies 7de Laan and Binnelanders.

He has shared the stage with international artists Dave Stewart, Aretha Franklin, Josh Groban, Cyndi Lauper, The Soweto Gospel Choir and Yvonne Chaka Chaka at the Mandela (46664) Concert in New York in 2009.

As frontman for the eclectic trio Boo!, he toured with the White Stripes, Limp Bizkit, Slipknot, Franz Ferdinand, Cypress Hill and Coldplay.

The group, which broke up in 2004, recorded an album together in 2010 and once again shared a stage at festivals like Ramfest and Rocking the Daisies.

Chameleon is versatile and can perform in English and Afrikaans. The audience will see him perform songs from his 2006 SAMA-nominated album for best adult contemporary Afrikaans album, Ek Herhaal Jou.

His show will also feature songs from his first English solo rock album, Shine and 7de Hemel which reached platinum status.

The Boardwalk Casino’s public relations and entertainment manager Caley Phillips said the show would be an entertaining evening for the whole family.

“He will be mesmerising his fans with his unique four-octave voice and irresistible stage personality,” Philips said. “Audiences can savour one of SA’s hottest music exports.”

Chameleon will be at the Boardwalk’s Vodacom Amphitheatre tonight at 8pm; tickets available from Westway Cafe on (041)365-0217 at R100. He will be at Potters Place in Jeffreys Bay on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday ; tickets R135 on (042)293-2500

and at Uitenhage’s Barkly Street Theatre on December 27; tickets R120 on (041)922-0575.

Mossel Bay audiences can see him at Pero Diaz Theatre on December 29; tickets cost R125 and are can be booked by phoning 082-890-8343.

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