Eva Cassidy Story at the Fairy Knowe Hotel

Thu Jun 6, 19:30 - Thu Jun 6, 21:00

The Fairy Knowe Hotel


The Story of Eva Cassidy

Thursday, 6 June 2024

Fairy Knowe Hotel



She never wrote her own music. She never sang her own songs.

Her most important album was self-financed; her breakthrough music video was shot on a handheld camera; her largest audience was a handful of people. 

She died at the age of 33.

Then she rose to #1 and sold over 10 million albums.

"The Story of Eva Cassidy" (starring Kerry Hiles) is at once beautiful and tragic; the stuff legends are made of. With "Fields Of Gold", "Over The Rainbow" and "Fever", as well as familiar jazz, gospel and blues numbers, this one-hour tribute show will have you laughing, crying, and celebrating a singer who was discovered too late.

Guitarist Rob Thompson and drummer Kristo Zondagh complete the live trio alongside Kerry Hiles on bass and vocals to bring the music and magic of Eva Cassidy to life in this award-winning production. This Wela Kapela Productions show was written and directed by Amanda Bothma, with musical direction by Kerry Hiles and Alan Kozak.

"Do not miss this beautiful and stirring, exquisitely tender show... It is tagged as a cabaret but it is also a tribute; an unforgettable homage to the late American singer, Eva Cassidy" - CapeRobyn

"Easily one of the best female vocalists in this country right now, Kerry Hiles has the range as well as the clear love and intimate knowledge of the music to pay tribute to Cassidy " - Robyn Sassen


"I haven't stopped thinking or talking about "The Story Of Eva Cassidy". Ms Kerry Hiles, your voice heals and revives. I'm so glad to have been introduced to Eva Cassidy. I haven't been able to start my day without her music" - Sisanda, Hilton Arts Festival


Eva Cassidy Story at the Fairy Knowe Hotel
The Fairy Knowe Hotel
Dumbleton Cres, Wilderness, 6560
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