It’s Motown time! Glenda Eberlein and Coast 2 Coast Management are presenting popular Motown/Afro/R’nB trio, 3 Tons of Fun, at The Alexander Upstairs Theatre from Thursday, 20 April. The 60-minute show features Sthe Mfuphi, Michelle Thomas and Bulelwa Sakayi .
3 Tons of Fun are just doing 3 shows – working through the heat and beats generated by the likes of Brenda Fassie, Gloria Gaynor and Diana Ross, and Pharrell and Robin Thicke.
The trio released their debut album Larger than Life back in 2013. It’s a collection of old faves, plus three songs written by Saxy Sthe.
About the stars
STHE MFUPHI (Saxy Sthe) is from Durban. She only focused on singing since she studied Jazz at Natal Technikon. She started her own jazz band in 1998 called Sthe and friends. After she finished her diploma in light Jazz (2002) she moved to Cape Town, working as a music teacher. She taught at Athlone Academy of music and Jazz Workshop and in 2007 she joined the larger than life 3 Tons of Fun. She released a music video for her song Usibali in 2014. Sthe has been a prelim judge for Idols for the past 5 years.
BULELWA SAKAYI (Beautiful Bee) comes from East London. Bee moved to the Cape to study chemical engineering, then decided to go into performing arts. This is when she got her classical training, singing as a soloist in choral choirs. She has travelled internationally, performing in a number of film productions of which her favourite was the Golden Bear winner UCarmen EKhayelitsha as Frasquita. Bee joined 3 Tons of Fun in 2007.
MICHELLE THOMAS (Mysterious Michelle) was born in Cape Town. Her favourite childhood story is that of her father as a vocalist/drummer in The Shindigs. Her first real stage performance was at The Baxter as a vocalist in a school initiative called Music Active. Michelle joined 3 Tons of Fun in 2007 and a year later was forced to give up her day job to pursue her lifelong dream full-time.
Who: 3 Tons of Fun
Where: Alexander Upstairs Theatre, 76 Strand St, Cape Town
When: Thurs, 20 April – Sat, 22 April, 9pm
Tickets: Pay on collection R140, pre-paid R120
Info: 021 300 1652
Social media: facebook.com/AlexanderBarCT Twitter: @AlexanderBarCT
Note: Under 18s must be with a parent/legal guardian