Rock legends to woo fans with great hits

THE Renegade Rockers come out to play at the Boardwalk Amphitheatre next week as Centrestage presents The Legends of Rock, with guest artist Cedric Vandenschrik.

The iconic rock ‘n’ roll trend- setters featured in the show have all followed their own tune and have reshaped the face of music.

The larger than life Vandenschrik will reanimate the colourful characters of musical anarchists Freddy Mercury, David Bowie, John Lennon and Jim Morrison, with salutes to The Police and Led Zeppelin.

Other renegades featured include Rodriguez, Aerosmith’s Steve Tyler and Twisted Sister, who will be saluted by homeboy Wayne Kallis, with Gino Fabbri taking a turn as Mick Jagger and ace guitarist Sherid van Rooyen tearing it up as Jimi Hendrix.

Cedric is a musical theatre stage veteran, having played these characters to high praise in many hit Barnyard shows such as Roll over Beethoven, Rock me Amadeus and Forever Young throughout the country.

He has been involved in music and theatre professionally since 1993, where the first collaboration between him and Centrestage owner Gary Hemmings saw the staging of his Pink Floyd tribute, The Wall, at the Grahamstown Festival that year.

Cedric’s internationally acclaimed tribute to Jacques Brel, Brel – Rough Diamond, toured the world where he performed as far afield as Belgium, Ireland, Italy, the US, China, Mauritius, Reunion and the Edinburgh international festival. He has staged, directed and starred in shows as diverse as The Doors – Is Everybody in?, Under an Irish Moon, Kings, Queens and Divas and The Song Remains the Same, his own popular tribute to Led Zeppelin.

“As Cedric is a son of Port Elizabeth, having spent many of his formative years here,it is a great honour to finally be able to showcase Cedric’s flamboyant theatricality,” Hemmings said.

The show will feature rocking favourites such as Rodriguez’s Sugar Man, John Lennon’s Revolution, David Bowie’s Space Oddity, The Rolling Stone’s Jumping Jack Flash, Aerosmith’s Crazy, Jimi Hendrix’s Hey Joe, The Police’s Message in A Bottle, Freddy Mercury’s Fat Bottomed Girls and Led Zeppelin’s Whole Lotta Love, among many other favourites.

Tickets for the show, which runs from Wednesday to Saturday next week, cost R120 each and can be purchased through Computicket.

You can also support the following fundraisers by purchasing tickets to their respective performances: Wednesday – Newton Tech High School, and Thursday – Amma Putta Putta Golf, Uitenhage Lions Club and St Francis Hospice.

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