Wednesday, February 8, 2012

An exclusive interview with @rickastley ahead of his show in South Africa and more

This week we have an exclusive interview with that famous music artist
Rick Astley

We asked him some questions ahead of his performance in South Africa soon.

1. What Advice Do You Have for Upcoming Artists? 

    Have people around you who you trust.

2. What have you been up to?

     Doing lots of shows, which I really enjoy, also I host a Radio show on 'Magic'

3.  What is your next project?  

      I'm still undecided but will be recording some new music, even if it's for my own pleasure.

4.  What are your impressions of South Africa?

      I have never been to South Africa but I am really looking forward to this trip.

5.  What do you do to relax?

     I walk around Richmond Park and I like Skiing.

You can also find him on Twitter - @rickastley

Dance your way down memory lane.

Remember acid wash jeans, the Walkman, shoulder pads, lace up gloves, Madonna bangles? Well, this February you will get a chance to relive those larger than life moments!

East Coast Radio, M-Net and Shout Media are bringing ten of the world’s top 80’s bands out to South Africa for one night only for the 80’s Rewind Festival. On 25 February 2012 Durban’s Mr Price Kings Park Stadium will play host to the biggest outdoor line-up of 80’s recording artists and performers ever seen in South Africa. Fans from across the country are expected to travel to experience this once-off 80’s extravaganza.

Originally launched in the UK in 2009, the festival was a massive success and has since been touring the world. South Africans will be treated to one of the most rocking line-ups in the festivals history.

-        Tony Hadley from Spandau Ballet
-        Howard Jones
-        Rick Astley
-        Marc Almond - Soft Cell
-        Midge Ure from Ultravox
-        ABC – Martin Fry
-        Nik Kershaw
-        Go West
-        The Village People
-        Imagination – Leee John
Tickets start from R250 and are on sale at Computicket now. But listen out during The Workzone every Wednesday for your chance to win four tickets. Between 9am and 3pm on Rewind Wednesdays DJs will play back to back 80’s songs and ask listeners to SMS to stand a chance of winning tickets.

Don’t miss this nostalgic, iconic and sensational night!

East Coast Radio personalities set to make a splash at Midmar Mile.

Two East Coast Radio DJ’s and a number of other station personalities, nine staff members in total, will be taking up the challenge of the weekend’s Midmar Mile. Breakfast Stack presenter Darren Maule and popular weekday evening DJ Abi Ray will both be swimming Midmar on Saturday, 11 February.  

Darren, who is also MC for the massive swim, has bravely decided that it is only fair for him to also take part and join the thousands of swimmers. Abi Ray has competed in the event several times before and is sure that this will be one of her best swim yet. Abi says, “I decided to swim because the last time I was training for Midmar, in 2008, I fell and broke my back. So I wanted to do it again and this time I have been training with Durban coach Jean Nortje.”

Another on-air personality that will be taking to the water is Drive Time newsreader Judith Subban. She says, “Abi approached me saying it’d be a really Funsunzi thing to do, and it’s just snowballed from there, with lots of people showing interest.”

East Coast Radio has two teams entered into Saturday’s company relay race. Even the station’s CEO Trish Taylor will be swimming. Other staff members who will be making up the station’s teams are Michael Zuma, Erin Crous, Shaun Ryan, Hannah Keal and Chantal Hoswe. We wish them all the best!

Business News

Just heard about a wonderful business breakfast worth attending.

Sharpen your business acumen.

This March, East Coast Radio is giving you the opportunity to propel your business to the next level with the Gordon Institute of Business Science Executive Breakfast. On Thursday 1 March, some of the greatest business minds in the country will converge on Durban for a morning of results driven leadership.  

Among the world class speakers at the Executive Business is Nick Binedell who has for the past 20 years focused his career on business education. Nick is the Founding Director of the Gordon Institute of Business Science in Johannesburg.  

Keynote speaker, adventurer Hein Wagner will be another great source of inspiration. Although he was born blind he hasn’t allowed his disability to stop him from achieving in business and life. Hein is often referred to as "a blind man with exceptional vision".

Other remarkable guest speakers include; CEO of Incredible Connection David Miller, Group CEO of Ithala Bank Yvonne Zwane, CEO of Derivco Dion Hatton and Nicola Tyler CEO of Business Results Group.

The GIBS Executive Business Breakfast is the only event of its kind in the province which brings the cream of South Africa’s business people together in one room. There are limited seats available for the event at the Southern Sun Elangeni, so be sure to book your tickets through Computicket.  Tickets are R500 per person or R4750 per table of ten people.

Film Review

Margin Call - Showing at Ster Kinekor Cinema Nouveau Gateway

Cast - Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Zahary Quinto, Simon Baker, Stanley Tucci
           and Demi Moore
Written and Directed by J.C. Chandor

A wonderful film with a great script and take a look at that cast.  You will have to go far
to find such wonderful talent all in one movie.

It revolves around a financial company that discovers a big problem coming up.
A big crisis is coming for the company.  Can they handle it?

Look out for some brilliant acting from everyone and wonderful writing.

Rating 5/5 

                                                         Watch The Trailer

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