What a surreal last 3 weeks it has been. And to one morning wake up in my bed in Kwazulu-Natal put a huge smile on my face. It is wonderful to be back, and I’m super excited about the first leg of my ‘Natalia’ tour which will cover most of KZN in the next month. My second leg around SA will be from mid-Feb onwards. Those dates will be announced soon.
I have just returned from a glorious 5 date tour of Northern Italy and It was awesome to be playing there again after a 4 year absence. When they say that Italy gets under your skin, it truly does. The language, the culture, the food, the art, the style and the little nuances of everyday life. I thank my dear friend, Rob du Preez, who has taught me the most about Italian culture and the passion people over the years.
My tour kicked off on Lake Garda in the north, to Reggio Emilia, a weekend stint in Rome, precious time in northern Tuscany and finally a great guitar festival in Udine del Fruili. I covered close on 3000km in 12 days. The shows were great and the response to the songs, especially the new ones, exceeded my expectations. It was also lovely to meet up with old friends again, a highlight being a full show accompanied by harmonica virtuoso, Marco Pandolfi. We hadn’t played together in 8 years.
The tour of Kwazulu will be predominantly solo, with a few guest surprises which will happen on each night. I have a show with my dear friend, Guy Buttery, which is always a mega treat for me. We have so much fun on stage and every night is different. I also have two confirmed shows with the amazing cellist, Nina Sugden Watson. We have been talking of playing together for years and it’s finally going to happen.
I really look forward to seeing you all again, and would really appreciate it if you spread the word. I’ve attached the dates below.
Fri 21 Oct, Collisheen(Orchid House) Ballito KZN, with special guest, Dave Charles
Bookings: Natalie 078 511 8786.
Bring Picnic baskets (no drinks)
Full cash bar with great wines available
Thur 27, Fri 28 and Sat 29 Oct, Westville theatre club, Westville KZN
R100pp (A table booking of 8, only pays for 7)
Westville Theatre Club
6 St James Ave (Westville Pool)
Doors open at 7pm for 7:30 show
Bring picnic baskets and wine
Bookings: email@example.com 0728024129
Fri 4 Nov, Music in the shed, Hillcrest KZN
Bookings: Cheryl 0833819080
The venue we describe as The Shed, Meadow Tea Garden, off Inanda Road. Entrance via the dirt road directly opposite the entrance to Kirtlington park.
There will be an illuminated sign at the turn off.
Gates open at 6.30pm, and the music starts at 8pm.
Food and drink available.
Thur 10 Nov, Summerhill Estate, anti-stress guest house, Cowies Hill KZN, with Guy Buttery
9 Belvedale Road, Cowies Hill, 3610
Tel: +27 31 7093616
Mobile: +27 83 6450999
Fri 11 Nov, Twinstreams, Mtunzini KZN
6pm, R100pp, R70 Pensioners and students
A proceed will go to conservation
Bookings: 035 340 1641/079 983 2664 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bring Picnic baskets and blankets
Fri 18 and Sat 19 Nov, Caversham Mill, Balgowan KZN, with Nina Sugden
Tickets : R130 (a la carte menu 2 hours before show)
Fri 18 Oct, 8pm
Sat 19 Oct, 2pm