Friday, 15 February 2013

Songs of Love with Sandy Bigara and Haylea Hounsom

Songs of Love debuted last night and I was so happy with the show… For a first performance it was without stresses and fanfare, an informal and relaxed evening with a great audience!

I had such fun on stage, told a few rather embarrassing stories (the audience laughed thank GOD!) and sang my heart out, Haylea was amazeballs as usual and gave me goosebumps in my goosebumps.
It's a family saying. Don't judge me!

IF you are in Durban and have R75 burning a hole in your pocket = please come along to the show.

@sandybigara and @hayleahounsom
15th February - 7pm
16th February – 7pm
17th Sunday Matinee 2pm

Call 031 8278991 or 031 3056889 or go to to book your seat.
I was also very proud of my little girl Savanna (5yrs) she performed a song for us and even wore one of her dress designs - I was a proud mama.
Sandy Bigara will be singing and performing Piano (Grand Piano via Electronic Keyboard) and Haylea will be singing and performing some songs on Guitar as well. All live, no backing tracks. Simple and pleasurable listening!

The show is separated by an interval, when on the 14th Johannes Wessels of Glenview Guest House and Karen Coyne of Vrede & Lust will present wines appropriate for Valentine’s Day, the award winning Jess, the Red Lady Malbec and the Mochalate will be available for tasting, together with the popular Sarah. The wine tasting is on the house, compliments of Vrede & Lust and the Glenview-Durban North Fever Wine Club. They are trying to secure wine donation for the full run.

The music for the evening covers a variety of styles and all are performed artistically, with beautiful harmonies. Sandy has a 20+ year performance record including tours across Europe as assistant conductor of the KZN youth choir and Haylea studied a BA: Music and Drama Performance, graduating Cum Laude.

Come and hear: Something Stupid, Arms Of The Angel, Bewitched Bothered And Bewildered, Against All Odds, A Thousand Years (Twilight), The Rose, I've Had The Time Of My Life, My Endless Love, That's Amore!, Paradise Road, Rolling In The Deep, When You Tell Me That You Love Me, From This Moment, Someone Like You (Adele), Power Of Love, Hero, Because You Loved Me and more!

Sandy Bigara likes to chat with her audiences in between numbers, keeping them giggling and telling funny stories about life and love. Haylea is a darling on stage and never misses a beat! Together they are set to create a warm and relaxing environment on stage. They have secured some lovely prizes as well, which they will give away "Oprah Winfrey" style throughout the evening. Unfortunately Sandy won't be able to realise her life-long dream of yelling "You're ALL getting CARS!" But they’re sure that the prizes they do have will delight the winners! They will have a CUPIDS ARROW that they will use to decide who win's the prizes...


‘Songs of Love’ is a musical evening filled with romance, and some of the worlds most popular and beloved love songs. Enjoy an evening out over the Valentine’s weekend and spend some time with a loved one, enjoying live piano and guitar, blended with soaring vocals. There are many restaurants easily accessible from the theatre: the Roma, The Royal, uShaka’s Cargo Hold, Moyo on the pier, which make this show a perfect “stop off” on the way to a lovely dinner out.

Local performers Sandy Bigara and Haylea Hounsom present a competent and tasteful team, putting style and skill to work in bringing a new twist to the evening’s romantic offering. Sandy is on Facebook and Twitter @sandybigara find out more about her at and, Haylea is also on Facebook and Twitter @hayleahounsom find out more about her at

There will be awesome prize give-aways during each performance, gorgeous gifts and movie tickets from Mum’s Mail and R100 meal vouchers from Hingham Nursery. Sponsored wine tasting on the 14th, provided by Glen View Guesthouse, Durban Fever and Vrede & Lust!

Booking for this Valentine’s weekend show is essential.

Sandy Bigara is a Performing Artist from Durban. Sandy has a wide vocal range; she is able to sing Tenor to First Soprano and trained classically in the Bella Canto style. Sandy enjoys a variety of music performance styles and can perform over 160 popular songs on piano and guitar. Sandy is the owner of The Bigara Talent Factory – performing live piano and voice at venues across KZN, as well as producing and directing contemporary theatre pieces for an Adult audience. And she heads up The Paw Paw Show Company – travelling throughout KZN, performing educational musical theatre for children. Sandy runs an exclusive music school in Durban North.

Haylea Hounsom is a singer / songwriter from Durban. She is a Soprano who is able to move from one style to another fairly effortlessly. This is attributed to her classical background. Over the past few years she has performed in shows including Ushaka Marine World’s “Dolphins by Starlight,” the City Orchestra’s “A Night at the Opera,” at the FIFA Fan-Fest during the Soccer World Cup, and at Splashy Fen Music Festival. She also recently performed with world renowned percussionist - Efrain Toro, during his visit to South Africa. At the moment she is contracted to sing the South African National Anthem at the Varsity Shield rugby games in KZN, which will be broadcast live on Super Sport during February / March 2013.





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