EL all shook up over Elvis classics fundraiser for Cansa

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FOR its third year running, Harvey World Travel East London presents the Cancer Association of South Africa (Cansa) fundraising concert, taking place this weekend at the Guild theatre.

ELVIS FUNDRAISER: Harvey World Travel East London presents the Cancer Association of South Africa fundraising concert , at the Guild Theatre this weekend. Pictured are the band members and soloists who will be performing at the occasion Picture: SUPPLIED

This year, some of East London’s favourite performers bring TheWonder of You: The Story of Elvis to East London audiences.

The show is an energy-filled, biographic insight into the life of the “King of Rock n Roll” which features all of the hits that everyone knows and loves.

Audience members can expect a fresh and exciting take on music which is timeless and which has shaped much modern music as we hear it today.

“Elvis Presley has been such a determining force in music, before and after his death, and so the music is just so loveable, first of all. It is also the 40th anniversary of Elvis’s death this year and so we are celebrating that as well,” vocal soloist Daniel Anderson said.

“On a personal level, I owe so much to Elvis as he is essentially the musician who pushed me to be the performer I am. I have always loved his music, since my Little Elvis days, so I am returning to those white jumpsuits to celebrate the ‘king’ along with some of my amazing musician friends.”

‘I owe so much to Elvis as he is essentially the musician who pushed me to be the performer I am’

Harvey World Travel East London continues to make generous contributions towards the fight against cancer. All the proceeds from the show will be donated to Cansa.

“ In the first year, the company handed over R27 000 at the Cansa Relay for Life. Last year just on R45 000 was donated and this year, we are hoping to push the target,” Anderson said.

Full of some of East London’s favourite performers, the cast boasts Kerry Hiles, Anderson, Marcel Corson and Leoni Armour. Impersonating the same vocal ensemble Elvis used to have is a vocal group selected from the nationally acclaimed Stirling Chamber Choir and 10-piece band, headed by Jacques du Plessis, and this year it will consist of a full brass section.

Choreographed by the Jo Jackson Dance Company, the show promises to be a toe-tapping jubilant celebration. Tickets are R100 per person and can be purchased from Computicket or at the Guild Theatre.

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