DavidΓÇÖs Confession is the creation of renowned and award-winning singer/songwriter Mel Botes. It is a personal tribute to a manΓÇÖs inner struggle with good and evil.┬áMel teamed up in early 1998 with the group Georgia, three Botha-brothers, namely Andries, Philip (Ghapi) and Conrad. Sun City took over the management of DavidΓÇÖs Confession and appointed music maestro Johan Laas to produce and arrange the album.
This theatrical musical concept album ΓÇÿAbout TimeΓÇÖ was recorded 12 years ago over a seven-week period in Bob Studios and staged at Sun City.
The album was considered a major breakthrough and a phenomenon in the history of South African Rock music.
During the show’s two-year run in Sun City, DavidΓÇÖs Confession opened for well known international acts like Hootie and the Blowfish and Anna Vissi. They also performed live in front of Michael Jackson and had jamming-sessions with London-based players like the backing band for Sarah Brightman and Al Vosper, the guitarist for Chris de Burgh.
Mel explains: ΓÇ£Initially David was the central character of a book I deliberated over for 12 years. I never explored the possibility of publishing the book as it felt too personal. However, DavidΓÇÖs character was so strong and compelling that I felt forced to give him a voice ΓÇô hence, the lyrics illustrate DavidΓÇÖs exceptional journey.”
Now, after all these years, Mel and Ghapi (Philip Botha) decided to take this multi-dimensional music experience back to the stage. The music of DavidΓÇÖs Confession will finally be revived and relived in the form of two live shows only at EmperorΓÇÖs Palace ΓÇô Theatre of Marcellus on August 13 and 14. The band will include Mel Botes, Ghapi, Jon Delinger, Denny Lalouette, Mathys Maree, Simon Orange, Nathan Smith and a six-piece choir.
* Tickets are available from Computicket at R150 to R300. One lucky reader will win double tickets to the show at Emperor’s Palace. Just SMS the name of the show and your own name to 41913. SMSs cost R1-50. It should reach us not later than Friday.
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