CENTRESTAGE’s The Mumford Revolution is back at the Boardwalk amphitheatre in Port Elizabeth tonight – and is just the sort of feel-good banjo, fiddle and double-bass led, blue-grass influenced rock show to get you off your feet and firmly into celebratory holiday mode.
The show not only features the music of folk, country and bluegrass-inspired Mumford and Sons, but also places the spotlight on current chart-topping hits from artists drawing on the craze.
Colin Lyall, who has been playing the instrument for 20 years, will recreate the banjo sound, while Kevin Mattheus will be responsible for the up-front kick drum sound which accompanies Andrew Warneke on double bass to complete the 50s-styled combo lineup.
The Mumford Revolution also explores the roots of this new sound by including a homage to the US country bluegrass origins made famous by the likes of the Charlie Daniels Band.
“The vibe at the show is extraordinary, with audiences young and old getting into the music like never before,” Centrestage’s Gary Hemmings said.
Artists such as The Lumineers, Phillip Phillips & Matthew Mole all get a showing and are bound to get the audience off their seats. A selection of popular Mumford and Sons songs such as Babel and I Will Wait are also featured.
Tickets at R130 per person or R120 per person when purchasing eight or more can be booked at Computicket or by calling Wendy on 082-661-6921.