22 October : Mel Botes – Sultans of Swing

Mel Botes
A tribute to Dire Straits – Featuring master guitarist MEL BOTES
For the past seven years, multi-talented musician and master guitarist Mel Botes, has tantalized audiences all over the country with his critically acclaimed musical performance, Crazy Diamond – A Tribute to Pink Floyd. Audiences and critics agreed that he mastered the complexity and density of the Floyd in a way that none of the other tribute shows have achieved. He then followed this with David’s Confession – About Time, Chapter II an original composition of his own, featuring various other acclaimed musicians with him.
Now, by popular demand, he is presenting the next chapter in this remarkable series of productions with the long awaited Tribute to Dire Straits. Featuring the same pin point accuracy in his playing, the same acclaimed band and the same delightful Botes touch, this show promises everything audiences have come to expect from the virtuoso.
The well known Dire Straits songs include “Money for nothing”; “Walk of life”; “Calling Elvis”; “Telegraph Road”; “Private investigations”; “Romeo and Juliet” and the hauntingly beautiful “Brothers in arms” to name but a few. This list of box office hits is augmented by a selection of other stunning Dire Straits songs that include the popular “The man’s too strong”. Add to this some of Knopfler’s best solo tunes including “Darling pretty” and “Sands of Nevada”. Experience the unplugged, acoustic version of this box office hit, featuring Hansie Roodt on second guitar & vocals and Rohan Blignaut on percussion and vocals! All top musicians of the Storm Produktionz stable!
Enquiries can be directed to
• Charl Wessels on 0836360219 or charlwessels@gmail.com