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HANDSOME DEVILS (article first published : 2003-10-2)

Currently running at the Dockyard is Handsome Devils featuring Ian Webster, Glen Turrell, Bruce Boom, Stuart Mey and Gerald Knott with Ian Wells on piano.

Henry meets up with his mates from yesteryear in his backyard garage and the handsome devils re-live their days of a local rock and roll band. At first they very innovatively play on a piano, a set of home-made drums and a home-made bass until they get invited to perform at the local MOTH Hall.

The first of three acts created an atmosphere of spark in a dull empty garage which then was filled with the sounds of Floyd Kramer, Eddie Cochran, Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis. A brilliant performance of Singing the Blues got the audience really going and the mood was set for the second act: the performance at the MOTH Hall.

After a somewhat slow start with Johnnie B Goode, the Handsome Devils regained their energies and woed the audience with Little Richardís Kansas City. One began to feel part of the groupís journey back into their youth and felt mesmerised by the time they did a brilliant version of Blueberry Hill.

An invitation for The Handsome Devils to perform in front of a live audience at Auckland Park set the scene for a bit more showbiz in Act 3 and the audience got swaying with a selection of Elvis Presley songs and my all-time favourite Stagger Lee.

An excellent selection of songs, well connected with a clever plot and binding text that really made the audience part of the show, Handsome Devils provides for good fun entertainment.

The R70 per person menu included a choice of a Butternut Soup, a Greek Salad or Calamari. I enjoyed the very crisp and fresh Greek Salad. A large selection of main courses included fillet, chicken kebabs, line fish and moussaka. The succulent fillet was well prepared and complimented with a creamy white wine and black mushroom sauce, potato balls, crispy onion rings and a melange of vegetables. Excellent value for money.

The Handsome Devils runs to November 2. Book through the Dockyard on 031 369 9505 or at Computicket. Ė Thomie Holtzhausen




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