Best smokin’ guitar wizardry

A RARE guitar lovers’ treat is coming your way and lovers of ’70s blues driven rock are in for something really special as Centrestage presents The Ultimate Kickass Guitar show – 6 of the Best! at the Boardwalk Amphitheatre in PE tonight.

The tribute to all things musically pyrotechnical will feature the smokin’ guitar wizardry of no fewer than six kickass guitarists – all on stage together in front of the equally kickass Centrestage All-Star Band!

Long-time guitar wizard Donovan Hattingh is in town from Dubai and will be reunited with his former band-mates for the first time since travelling overseas.

Hattingh was the musical director for the Centrestage All-Star Band for a period of six years, during which they crafted some of the biggest Centrestage hits such as The Magnificent 7 and a host of other classic tribute shows.

Legendary guitarist and vocalist Deon du Toit, whose searing vocal abilities put him into a very small group of performers in the world who can emphatically emulate the then youthful AC/DC’s Brian Johnson and Zeppelin’s Robert Plant by singing their songs in their original keys, will also feature up front.

They are joined on stage by the prodigious talents of Jens Koudele, Arno Erasmus, Sherid van Rooyen and Wayne Kallis.

The extraordinary Jens Koudele originates from Germany, where he learnt his dynamic interactive guitar skills copying the showmanship of AC/DC guitarist Angus Young while performing as a member of one of Europe’s top AC/DC tribute bands.

The perennially popular tribute to the guitar maestros has become a tradition among lovers of Seventies blues influenced hard rock populated by awesome guitar, drum and bass solos.

From much loved classics such as Smoke on the Water, Born to Be Wild, Little Wing, Little Red Rooster, Hey Joe, Voodoo Chile, Pride and Joy, You Really Got Me, Eruption and The Boys Are Back in Town to the Lords of the genre, Led Zeppelin’s A Whole Lotta Love Deep Purple’s Black Night and AC/DC’s A Long Way to the Top, Highway to Hell, Let there Be Rock and Thunderstruck, the show promises to rock and blues things up respectively.

The rhythm section is provided by Gino Fabbri on drums and Joe van der Linden on funky bass.

Fans of Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Metallica, Guns ‘n Roses, Gary Moore and Van Halen will also not be disappointed as the guitar show promises to indulge with no fewer than three sets. As a finale, Boston’s More than a Feeling will feature all six guitarists playing guitar harmonies simultaneously.

The tribute to the juggernauts of the rock genre cost R110 each and can be bought through Computicket.

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