Tickets to see Grammy Award-winning artist and producer Tony Rich play live at The Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City Casino are selling out fast. The show is brought to you in association with Kaya FM, Hidden Beach and Fusion Entertainment. The two exclusive performances on Friday, 10th of July and Saturday, 11th of July, will offer fans a rare opportunity to catch Rich’s brand of soulful and inspirational R&B live in South Africa. Rich will be supported by local favourite, Thabo Mdluli, as the opening act.
Rich began his career as a songwriter and producer, penning songs for household names like Elton John, Boyz II Men, TLC and Johnny Gill. He struck Grammy gold in 1997 with his debut, Words. The album not only won Rich the coveted Best R&B Album award, it also generated two hit singles – Nobody Knows and Like a Woman.
Three critically acclaimed albums – Birdseye, Resurrected and Pictures – followed his successful breakthrough debut. In 2008, Rich released the critically and commercially successful album, Exist. Rich’s song craft blends soul, jazz and funk influences with insightful and poignant lyrics to create memorable and moving music.
Thabo Mdluli stepped into the solo spotlight as a premier singer, producer and performer in his own right with his 2007 debut album Wonderful Life which featured the hit singles Wonderful Life and Unshakeable.
In addition to winning the highest accolade in the country, the SAMA (South African Music Award), Mdluli has supported an impressive list of South Africa musos, Miriam Makeba, Dollar Brand, the late TK, Danny K and Caiphus Semenya, making him very versatile in his presentation. Mdluli is a talented musician and showman, who is known to whip crowds into a frenzy with his charismatic live performances.
Dates: Friday, 10th Saturday, 11th of July 2009.
Venue: The Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City Casino.
Time: Shows start at 20h30 on both evenings.
Cost: R195 for all seats
Tickets are selling out fast, so booking early is essential and can be made at Computicket or at The Lyric Theatre Box Office using the links alongside.