PARLOTONES AND MICHAEL LOWMAN ROCKED BOTANIC GARDENS
By: Nushera Raisa Soodyal
The Parlotones rocked the stage at the Durban Botanical Gardens on Sunday 8 June in the Old Mutual Music by the Lake social gathering.
The event which was hosted by Durban Botanical Gardens in association with East Coast Radio and Impi Concerts was a huge success with residents arriving in the dozens to see the band perform and just have a relaxing afternoon with their families.
The MC for the event was East Coast Radio DJ Deon Govender. Micheal Lowman who sang blues opened for the main act and performed some of his own music and some covers of other artist.
It was in keeping with the relaxed tone of the entire concert. The cold winter breeze did not stop people from coming to the concert. Fans showed up with pillows, blankets and hot coffee which was what bulk of the stalls provided to enjoy music at the lake. “Amazing concert, amazing atmosphere and a relaxed evening,” said Ashley Budhoo who attended.
The Parlotones which are originally from Johannesburg consist of Glen Hodgson who plays bass guitar, piano, backing vocals, Paul Hodgson who plays lead guitar, Kahn Morbee who plays keyboard and is the lead vocals, rhythm guitar and Neil Pauw who plays drums and percussion.
Gates opened at 12:30pm and the concert started at 14:30pm. Adults paid R150 before the day and R170 on the day whereas kids under 8 got in for free.