Getting close and personal

Kathryn Kimberley

GET to know Centrestage’s leading man, Wayne Kallis, on a more intimate level at the weekend, when he puts forward his first ever original solo show.

Known to Port Elizabeth audiences through Centrestage, and the newly-launched Pistola band, Kallis will perform in an intimate acoustic setting at the Music Kitchen in Newton Park tomorrow night.

He will be backed up by long-time bandmates Khanya Matomela on keys, bass virtuoso Andrew T Warneke, and the versatile Devon van Rooyen on drums.

The exciting show will feature Kallis’s original songs as well as songs from the popular Pistola.

As well as original music, they will play acoustic covers of a few “special” songs from Pearl Jam, Bon Jovi, Queens of the Stone Age, Foo Fighters and John Mayer, among others.

Kallis said each song picked for tomorrow night’s show had played a significant role in his career thus far.

“The evening promises to be an acoustic rock explosion with both energetic and quiet moments as the diverse collection of songs are deconstructed to their core and laid bare to the audience,” Kallis said .

“Of course there will be an electric guitar present for the odd plugged moment.”

Special guest Claire Venn will set the tone before Kallis takes to the stage.

Tickets cost R70 per person and tables can be booked by phoning the Music Kitchen on (041) 364-1964. The show starts at 8pm.

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