Showman to rock tribute

LONG-TIME AFICIONADO: Duck Chowles will take the lead at the 25th anniversary of ‘Sticky Fingers’ at Old Grey this weekend
LONG-TIME AFICIONADO: Duck Chowles will take the lead at the 25th anniversary of ‘Sticky Fingers’ at Old Grey this weekend

Chowles teams up to remember the Rolling Stones

Centrestage is teaming up with Barnyard Theatre entrepreneur and producer extraordinaire Duck Chowles to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Sticky Fingers: A Tribute to the Rolling Stones – the show that kicked things off for the former Eastern Cape musician.

Chowles will front the Centrestage band as charismatic rocker Mick Jagger for two shows at Old Grey this weekend, before staging the show in East London at the Guild Theatre next month.

Besides the regular Stones classics, the show will take in gems such as Ruby Tuesday, Time is On My Side, Miss You, Get Off My Cloud, Brown Sugar and Paint it Black, among others.

Two members of the original Sticky Fingers lineup will accompany Chowles for the show: Gino Fabbri will reprise his role as Charlie Watts on drums and Joe van der Linden will play rock’n’roll pirate and guitarist Keith Richards.

They are joined by Alan Kozak on second guitar in the guise of Ronnie Wood, Andrew Warneke as Bill Wyman on bass and Fenlin Pietie on keyboards.

“We will concentrate on their pre-1980s’ repertoire.”

Chowles was born in Port Elizabeth and raised on a farm outside Alexandria.

He now runs six theatres in South Africa and also takes his shows abroad.

Chowles, who now lives between Johannesburg and Cape Town, said: “I am looking forward to returning to my roots with a rocking tribute to the band I used to dream of when I was a child living on a farm in the Eastern Cape.”

Tickets are available through Computicket at R140 each, with bookings of eight or more costing R130 through Wendy on 082-661-6921.

 

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