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Johan Liebenberg’s “A Solitary Man – The Music of Neil Diamond”

Renowned American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor Neil Diamond stands as one of the most enduring and successful figures in the realm of recording and performing arts!

With a staggering record of over 100 million records sold worldwide, Diamond holds a prestigious position as the third most successful adult contemporary artist on the Billboard charts. His illustrious career has been duly recognised with inductions into both the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, alongside the honour of receiving the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.

Hailing from Namibia, the exceptionally talented Johan Liebenberg emerges as a world-class performer, distinguished vocalist, and skilled guitarist. Liebenberg has graced numerous Barnyard productions, including “Diamonds & Pearls,” “Rough Diamonds & Divas,” “Neil Diamond & Friends,” and “King of Diamonds,” among others. Garnering widespread acclaim for his remarkable resemblance to the iconic “Sweet Caroline” maestro, Liebenberg, aptly dubbed, as “The Neil Diamond of South Africa”, has swiftly established himself as a standout performer in Neil Diamond’s repertoire. Notably, his starring role in the highly successful Barnyard show “Diamonds & Pearls” in 2009 marked the inception of his journey to prominence. Subsequently, Liebenberg ventured into producing and directing his own sell-out show, “Neil Diamond & Friends,” in 2013, a milestone that propelled his career to greater heights.

Liebenberg’s captivating “A Solitary Man – The Music of Neil Diamond” promises an enchanting experience, featuring a selection of the maestro’s timeless hits such as “Sweet Caroline,” “Beautiful Noise,” “America,” “I Am I Said,” “Forever in Blue Jeans,” “Song Sung Blue,” “Desiree,” “I’m A Believer,” “Longfellow Serenade,” “Cracklin’ Rosie,” and many more. With uncanny precision and artistry, Liebenberg breathes new life into these iconic melodies, paying homage to one of America’s most esteemed entertainment luminaries. Notably, Liebenberg’s “Tribute to Neil Diamond” has captivated audiences across South Africa and Namibia, garnering sold-out performances, rave reviews, and standing ovations.

Don’t miss the opportunity to be spellbound by Liebenberg’s acoustic renditions of classics like “Play Me,” “Canta Libre,” and “The Grass Won’t Pay No Mind,” as he transports audiences back to the unforgettable era of Neil Diamond’s “Hot August Night” and the resounding echoes of his “Beautiful Noise.” Prepare to be swept away on a nostalgic journey celebrating the timeless music of Neil Diamond, as Johan Liebenberg takes centre stage, alongside respected and talented keyboardist, Kyle Petersen, who has musically directed shows at Sun International, IMAX and Artscape Theatres and who has performed abroad and musically directed shows across the globe, from the United States to Europe and even Australia. Kyle’s transformative journey at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA, in 2014, has stood him in good stead in the music industry. An international ambassador for Roland keyboards, he is currently involved in studio recordings, apart from doing live performances. His insatiable thirst for musical exploration, constantly spurs him on to reach new heights in his craft.

This is a show not to be missed!





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May 29 2024


6:00 pm - 9:30 pm




café Roux, Noordhoek
café Roux, Noordhoek
1 Village Lane, Noordhoek Farm Village, Noordhoek, Cape Town


café Roux
café Roux
+27 (0)21 789 2538
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