Mu­si­cal mae­stros all de­light

From Digby and the Lul­laby to Ralf Gum to ‘Idols’ sen­sa­tions

The Herald (South Africa) - - LEISURE -

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

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