Two of Centrestage’s brightest stars are taking on Michael Buble hits with a one night only concert this Friday August 19 at Old Grey Club.
Jace Bowren and Thuba Myeki, both 26 and who both also matriculated from Alexander High School, started singing together straight out of high school.
Myeki, a former top 14 Idols contestant who has featured on popular soapies such as Generations Legacy, Rhythm City and Greed and Desire said Jace and himself were cordial at school as they were both involved in the arts but were never close friends.
“Jace and I did separate things. One was involved in drama and the other in music and because we had entertainment, we had mutual respect and when we realised we made it into [Centrestage boyband] Escape, we became instant buddies because we were the only ones in the group who knew each other’s background,” Myeki said.
Bowren, who has been making a name for himself internationally on cruise ships, agreed with Myeki said their relationship only began when they joined Escape.
“Thuba and I clicked when we joined the band and we gelled so well that even when performing on stage, we didn’t need to look at each to know what the other person was going to do or think,” Bowren said.
After having last performed together more than three years ago, Myeki and Bowren are joining forces once more to bring to life Buble’s much loved tunes to the Port Elizabeth stage.
According to Centrestage’s Gary Hemmings, they do this “skillfully and playfully recreating them with a sense of flair and showmanship which emanates from the stage maturity of these now seasoned performers”.
Titled Swinging Like a Stage – from Big Band to Hollywood: Michael Buble takes Centrestage, songs Cry Me a River, I’ve Got the World on a String, Mr Bojangles, All of Me, Me and Mrs Jones, Mac the Knife and That’s Life are just some of the numbers featured.
The show starts at 7.30pm and tickets are R120 for each person or R100 for eight or more.
To book tickets, call Wendy on 082-661-6921.