THE BRITISH INVASION - THEY CAME, THEY SANG, THEY CONQUERED
2nd Dec 2022 - 4th Dec 2022Starring
The Reals (Barry Thomson, Dawn Selby, Mali Sewell & Andy Turrell) & guest guitarist Shaun Dragt About The Show
42 Cunningham Rd off Bartle Road, Durban
THE BRITISH INVASION
THEY CAME, THEY SANG, THEY CONQUERED
The Reals & guest guitarist Shaun Dragt
Barry Thomson, Dawn Selby, Mali Sewell & Andy Turrell
FRIDAY 02 DEC 2022 Show starts 19.30 – DBN
SATURDAY 03 DEC 2022 Show starts 19.30 – DBN
SUNDAY 04 DEC 2022 Show starts 14.00 – DBN
(Venue opens 90 minutes before show for snacks/drinks)
The British Invasion was a cultural phenomenon of the mid 1960s when rock and pop music acts from the United Kingdom became popular in the United States and significant to rising ‘counterculture’ on both sides of the Atlantic. Pop and rock groups such as The Beatles, the Dave Clark Five, The Kinks, the Rolling Stones and The Animals were at the forefront of the invasion, furnishing the model for many important global developments in pop and rock music.
In February 1964, The Beatles started the first British Invasion, appearing on the ‘Ed Sullivan Show. They held the top five positions on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart which to date, no other act has achieved and it wasn’t long before other UK bands joined the Invasion. The Rolling Stones would become the biggest band other than the Beatles to come out of this era, topping the Hot 100 eight times. In America, the Invasion spelled the end of the popularity of instrumental surf music, pre-Motown vocal girl groups, the folk revival and the teen idols who had dominated the American charts in the late 1950s and 1960s.
The British Invasion had a profound impact on popular music, internationalizing the production of rock and roll, establishing the British popular music industry as a viable centre of musical creativity, and opening the door for subsequent British performers to achieve international success. The US no longer had the monopoly and US media proclaimed the United Kingdom as the centre of music and fashion. During the 80s and 90s, the resurgence of British rock bands such as Oasis, The Verve and Blur met massive global success.
Paying tribute to the artistes pioneering and those who continued with the British Invasion is Durban’s favourite band, ‘THE REALS’ with Barry Thomson on guitar, Dawn Selby on keyboards, Mali Sewell on drums, Andy Turrell on bass guitar and guest guitarist Shaun Dragt. In the repertoire of hit songs from decades 60s through to the 90s, are pop and rock hits from top British bands including ‘The Beatles’ (I Saw Her Standing There), ‘The Animals’ (We Gotta Get Out Of This Place), ‘The Who’ (Baba O’Riley), ‘Rolling Stones’ (Start Me Up), ‘Led Zeppelin’ (Rock And Roll), Oasis (Wonderwall) and many more!
R 180-00 a ticket
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Limited secure parking available
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Bar Available (no alcohol may be brought on to the premises)
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