Boasting rave reviews like “Brilliant; Well worth it!” from Tygervalley Barnyard Theatre audiences, who saw the show, with a rating of 5 out 5, as well as rave reviews from The Drama Factory patrons like “Awesome show; absolutely brilliant, so professional with talent out of the top drawer; accomplished musicians; exceptional entertainment by true professionals; great trip down memory lane; best ever heard at The Drama Factory”, Duck Chowles and Andy Murray of Barnyard fame, and The Retro Rewind Band will be back, by popular demand, to bring you an evening of music and harmony, featuring the greatest hits of two of the best-selling, most influential and most successful music groups of the 1960s: Simon & Garfunkel and The Beatles!
The iconic British Beatles, revolutionized music forever, while the popular American folk-rock group, Simon & Garfunkel, were distinguished by their intuitive harmonies and Paul Simon’s songwriting talent. Duck Chowles and Andy Murray’s voices blend in perfect harmony to some of the greatest songs ever written in popular music. Andy Murray features on acoustic guitar, lead guitar and vocals, while frontman Duck Chowles features on lead vocals and acoustic guitar, backed by The Retro Rewind Band with drummer, Alan Lloyd, and bassist, Karl Hering … both accomplished and experienced musicians, who performed in various Barnyard productions.
Duck Chowles and Andy Murray have been at the forefront of the South African entertainment industry for more than 3 decades. They started working together in 1993 at The National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, in a Tribute to The Rolling Stones, called “Sticky Fingers”. They continued performing together in countless hit shows such as “Sixty Something”, “Roll over Beethoven”, “Glory Days”, “Station 70” and many more.
Duck and Andy’s perfect harmony blend for The Beatles’ sound is one of their trademarks, and they toured with the hit show, “The Fab 4”- A Tribute to The Beatles throughout South Africa, Zimbabwe and Namibia and enjoyed sold-out performances in 2013 at the Madinat Theatre, situated in the exclusive Jumeirah Hotel in Dubai.
The Beatles’ catalogue is represented from their early days with hits such as She Loves You, A Hard Day’s Night and Eight Days a Week to the early Paul Simon compositions such as Homeward Bound, The Boxer and Mrs Robinson. Highlights in the show include the beautiful, iconic The Sounds of Silence, Bridge over Troubled Waters, Yesterday, While My Guitar Gently Weeps and Here Comes the Sun. The first half ends on a rocking note with The Beatles’ hit, Come Together.
The party gets underway in the second half with sing-alongs such as Hey Jude, Cecelia, Yellow Submarine and Ob La Di, Ob La Da, to mention but a few.