Shiraz in concert on Sunday 6 January 2013
Shiraz fans are in for a treat on Sunday, 6 January, 2013 at the Helderberg Nature Reserve in Somerset West. In addition to their popular repertoire, the group will also give the crowd a sneak preview of their upcoming ‘60s style musical, “A Slice of Saturday Night” this year.
Three members of Shiraz might be better remembered as the chart-topping family group from the UK, The Dooleys. Anne and Rob Walsh and Helen Dooley were members of the original Dooleys who came to South Africa in 1982. Here Terry Weyer teamed up with them and soon their combined talents were winning awards for musicals.
Helen is on keyboards, Terry on lead/rhythm guitar and Rob on bass guitar. Lead vocals usually falls to Anne, but all four members contribute giving Shiraz a varied repertoire of popular music from the 60’s to the present. They will be joined on stage by some talented friends and family from the UK, eight cast members from their ‘60s style musical “A Slice of Saturday Night” and a drummer.
The proceeds of the concerts are used to support conservation and environmental education projects at the Reserve. The tickets for the Summer Sunset Concerts cost R40 per adult and R10 for scholars and the price includes entrance to the Reserve. There is no admission fee for children under the age of five. Tickets are available at the Nature Reserve Information Centre or on concert days at the gate.