That Old Bat Magic
THAT OLD BAT MAGIC
50 YEARS ON…
Hexagon Theatre UKZN Pmb
Friday 10th April at 7.30pm
Sat 11th April at 6.00pm
Bookings open at Computicket on Mon 30th March
Eddie Eckstein says, ”People often ask ‘When will you pack it in?’ As long as the fans continue to support us laughing, applauding and singing along and enjoying the moment we will continue....and as long as we keep enjoying it ourselves”
Come and relax and forget about the petrol price and Julius Malema and Zuma and........
South Africa can boast many achievements over the last few years, and one has to be the return of a band that, exactly 50 years after its inception, is back on the road and still pulling in the crowds. Yes The Bats are well and truly back with their 50th Anniversary show, THAT OLD BAT MAGIC.
It all started in 1965 when The Bats, Eddie Eckstein, Paul Ditchfield, the late Jimmy Dunning and the late Barry Jarman, burst onto the local scene and became, to many ardent followers, South Africa’s answer to the Beatles. They toured extensively, both locally and internationally, wowing audiences here and in the United Kingdom, Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia) and Germany with their brilliant music and hilarious comedy show. More than just great musicians, they were also great entertainers, and it was this that kept them at the top of their game for 16 years, an amazing achievement for any band.
In 2000,Eddie, Paul & Pete, minus the late Barry who had decided to retire, were joined by Derek Gordon and got back on the road for what they thought would be a short ‘come back’. Little did they know that 15 years later they would still be on the road, delighting audiences young and old. They have included the old favourite songs they have performed over the years. Let’s celebrate The Bats, a great South African product! Who would not be proudly South African hearing this!!
Being one of South Africa’s longest running products, with unlimited mileage, The Bats are back to pay tribute to South Africa, it’s music, their music and the entertainment it’s given them through the years…….long years. So these four vintage classics bring to you the murst amazing shurw that is cool, kiff, and just plain lekker…..seriaas! They fly the rainbow flag.