Bay musical talent Wayne Kallis steps into the shoes of flame-haired singer/songwriter, beatboxer and guitarist Ed Sheeran next week as Centrestage stages Singing Out Loud – A Tribute to Ed Sheeran, for three nights at Old Grey on September 28 and 30 and October 7.
A five-piece band will recreate Sheeran’s eclectic blend of acoustic pop, folk, R&B and hip-hop which has made him a darling of the pop world.
Hugo Kleinhans and Megan du Toit make a welcome return from their year of international travelling to re-join the Centrestage band.
Kleinhans is a past-master of the looping style which is central to Sheeran’s solo performances and Du Toit joins on keyboard and backing vocals.
Tian Uys first appeared for Centrestage in the hit show The Mumford Revolution and brings his contagious onstage energy back to the fold.
Centrestage drummer Devon van Rooyen combines his regular drum kit with triggered accompaniment to create the studio sounds on many of the songs.
Don’t, Photograph, I See Fire (theme to The Hobbit), Drunk and Bloodstream are just a few of the songs to be included.
The show will not only feature Sheeran’s biggest hits, but focus on some of his influences and covers from his live set lists. Shows start at 7.30pm and tickets priced between R110 and R150 are at Computicket or available from Wendy on 082-661-6921.