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WEST COAST CRUISING (article first published : 2005-06-17)

West Coast Cruising is the new show at The Dockyard Supper Theatre where the stage has been transformed into The Fault Line Bar & Grill.

This refers to the fact that the west coast of the United States has the San Andreas Fault Line running down the length of the state of California, and has been the cause of many an earthquake along the California coast.

People who live in this region have learnt to live with this eminent danger, many of them adopting a care free, come what may attitude. This “laissez faire” state of mind has attracted hippies to San Francisco, artists to Los Angeles, surfers to Malibu and free riding bikers to the California highways.

West coast music feeds the soul of California. Geographically, the state rises rapidly from the beach to the desert creating a melting pot of musical styles, all different yet all possessing that unique Californian west coast sound.

The show takes the structure of bands appearing at The Fault Line Bar & Grill that have established America’s west coast rock musical style. These include The Eagles, The Doobie Brothers, America, Bread, ZZ Top, The Beach Boys and The Allman Brothers Band.

As the aging rocker/proprietor of “The Fault Line”, Stuart Mey handles the bulk of the vocals as well as introducing the music. Andy Turrell makes a welcome return to the Dockyard on slide guitar, pedal steel and drums. Andy completes the trio of “Lizard Children” as he joins Nicky, Stuart’s daughter and newcomer David Knott, son of Gerald Knott on guitar. Their fathers, Glen Turrell, Stuart Mey and Gerald Knott, were founder members of well known Durban band Larry & The Lounge Lizards.

The usual Dockyard Showband including Musa Mtetwa, Ian Webster and Dave Arnold will perform under the musical direction of Bruce Boome.

Stuart has selected some of the most popular songs recorded by the featured bands. The show also includes an unplugged set introducing a slightly different slant to some of the songs.

The Dockyard offers lucrative fundraiser and corporate packages and has just launched a new club membership deal for individuals.

During June, the venue offers a “Buy One Show Ticket – Get One Free” deal on Tuesdays and Sundays which replaces the usual Ladies Night and Sunday specials.

The show will run until July 30. Tickets R65 with an optional two-course meal at an additional R65. Bookings through Melissa or Karen on 031 332 1086 or at Computicket.




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