Musical maestros all delight
From Digby and the Lullaby to Ralf Gum to ‘Idols’ sensations
HEY dolls, it’s that time of the week when I dish out the dirt on what the who’s who are getting up to on the Nelson Mandela Bay social scene.
Unfortunately your favourite gossip girl was under the weather and could not get into much trouble this past week . . . and, if the queues at the pharmacy were anything to go by, much of the city was suffering just as I was.
Skinnerbek’s minion did have only good things to say though about Digby and the Lullaby’s performance at The Music Kitchen in Newton Park last Thursday.
This St Francis duo, who took a year-long break because they had a baby, is made up of hubby-and-wife team Darren Peens and Rouchelle Hübsch.
They had a bit of a disaster as their piano broke on the day of the show, but despite this these two delivered a performance so mesmerising that one did not even notice there were no keys.
On Saturday last week, I took my weary body off to B-Man’s Lounge in Kwanobuhle for the Spring Fiesta to catch one of their headline acts, Ralf Gum.
From the set-up to the playlist, B-Man’s pulled out all the stops because everything was on point.
Granted, I had no idea what the DJ’s music was like.
But what I can tell you is that I had an amazing time.
Ralf Gum is not at all what I expected but he certainly was a pleasant surprise.
What I enjoyed most was that the venue was not too packed.
Your Skinner knows people in high places, which was why I was flown to Johannesburg to catch the Idols SA top 10.
Eish, it was a close call for Bay contestant Christo Daniels as he almost did not make the final selection.
How awesome was it when Tiwa Savage graced the stage in her pink Gert Coetzee dress?
People complained about her low mic but I think I was just too enamoured of her to notice anything amiss with the performance.
It is always great when African artists unite and produce bangers.
Until next time darlings, ciao!
QUIRKY STYLE: Marushka Moodalay, left, and Venessa Smuts dressed for the occasion at the annual Urban Run on Sunday at the Donkin Reserve
TOP TRIO: Charity Networking Events organisers, from left, Megan Holden, Natalie Macleod and Evy Evlambiou weclome guests to the Autism Eastern Cape fundraiser Spring Sunsets last week at the Roof Garden Bar in Chapel Street
SINGING FOR SANTA: Friends Helen and Martin du Plessis, left, and Tanya and Andrew Weber took part in a music trivia night at the Grand Hotel last weekend in aid of Santa's Shoebox
CHARITY FUN: Guests Peter and Claire Kivedo, left, and Waheeda Williams and Jay Beukes enjoyed the Autism Eastern Cape fundraiser Spring Sunsets presented by Charity Networking Events last week at the Roof Garden Bar in Chapel Street
CELEBRATING OUR HERITAGE: Varsity College students, from left, Yonela Mabi, Abongile Sola, Palesa Liwani and Sibongile Mbedzi wore traditional garments to the Diversity Fashion show held on the VC campus for Heritage Month last Wednesday
BEANIES, PIERCINGS AND SMILES: Wiebke Koch, left, and Anna Wilsmann watched the Something Good Surf Classic from Pipe car park in Summerstrand
FAN GIRL MOMENT: Chumisa Scritch, left, and Lisa Vece hung out with DJ Themba Good Music at the Spring Fiesta last Saturday at B-Man’s Lounge in KwaNobuhle
LAUGH OUT LOUD: Mthunzi Mali, left, and Monwabisi Daniels have a good laugh at Spring Fiesta last Saturday at B-Man’s Lounge
GUN SLINGERS: Robyn Barkes, left, and Herbert Maucher fired off at the Night Shoot held at the Muzzle Loading Club at Falcon Rock last weekend
BUZZING WITH EXCITEMENT: Mia Vermaak, front, took part in the annual Urban Run with runners, back from left, Lizelle and Enrico Vermaak, Charlize Visser and Ivan Joubert last Sunday at the Donkin Reserve
DADDY’S LITTLE PRINCESS: Lisa Julyan, 6, had a great view from her father Dave’s shoulders while watching the Something Good Surf Classic in Summerstrand last Saturday
BOUTIQUE CHIC: Guests, from left, Nozipho Ndaba, Mandy van der Merwe and Jane Stevenson were at a cocktail party to launch the newly revamped Villa Tuscana boutique hotel in Summerstrand last Tuesday
SANTA'S LITTLE HELPERS: Kelly staff, from left, Zukhanye Ngetu, Nicola Monsma and Alex Zehmke supported a music trivia night in aid of Santa's Shoebox at the Grand Hotel last weekend
STYLE COUNCIL: Thoko Makamba and Darren Berkland were two of the three judges at the Varsity College Diversity Fashion Show held to mark Heritage Month at the Greenacres campus last week