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3 TONS OF FUN - Starring Michelle Thomas, Bulelwa Sakayi & Sthe Mfuphi.
 
3 Tons of Fun have emerged over the last 8 years as one of Cape Town’s most loved all-female groups.  They are in great demand on the corporate circuit throughout South Africa and have performed at functions for top companies including amongst others Standard Bank, Ernst & Young, BOE, Sanlam, Transnet, Bidvest, Pick n Pay, Rabie Properties, IBM and Ericsson as well as at many prestigious events at the Arabella Sheraton Hotel, Kelvin Grove, and at Evita Bezuidenhout’s 80th birthday party in 2005.  

3 Tons of Fun were invited to perform at SABC3’s 3Talk Conference early in 2006 and at the Woman of the Year function in July of that year.  Their first international engagement was in Thailand in September 2006 to entertain Pick n Pay franchisees from all over the world in their annual Conference.  Since then they have travelled to Switzerland, Swaziland, Togo, Zambia, Ghana, Seychelles and Namibia as well as wowing audiences throughout South Africa and performing regularly at conferences at Sun City.  They were the performers who wowed the audience at a Gala Dinner at the closing of the World Orchid Society Conference in Cape Town in September 2007.  3 Tons of Fun sang the acceptance speech for John Vlismas at the 2007 SA Comedy Awards.  They were also privileged to be part of some of South Africa’s top performers to perform at the switching on of the Christmas lights in Cape Town in December 2007.  

More recently they have performed at the Loerie Awards 2008 and the Huisgenoot/YOU Skouspel in October 2008.  In 2009 amongst many corporates throughout South Africa they also performed in Botswana, Nigeria and Thailand and are performed in Thailand in April of 2010 as part of the Freedom Day celebrations. They have recently returned from performing in the Seychelles, and are currently in studio recording 2 original singles as well as their first album, which will be a combination of original tracks and their most well-loved cover tracks.
 
What the press have had to say:
 
“More tons of voluptuous fun … when they are looking the three divas can have any crowd eating out of their hands.” … 
Peter Tromp, Cape Times
 
“BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY – THEY JUST BRING THE HOUSE DOWN … The Three Tons of Fun are glamorously substantial, to say the very least, and once again they are demonstrating their power to hold an audience and leave them clamouring for more.  The moment word got out that On Broadway had a four-day gap and the Three Tons were going to fill it, the patrons began packing in, for the gals have built up a loyal following on the cabaret circuit.  I could watch them all night” … 
Derek Wilson, Cape Argus
 
 “WOMEN WORTH THEIR WEIGHT IN GOLD VOICES” …
The Herald, Port Elizabeth
“Love, the nastiest, yet the most joyous sensation in our human frame of reference.  And we deal with it so badly clutching comfort food, razor blades and bawling buckets through our tear ducts.  And it takes three large ladies to remind us that the idealised versions of romance and goo-goo emotions we see on screen isn’t what it’s cracked up to be.  Three Tons of Fun takes us on a pleasurable journey of self-discovery.  Don’t be alarmed when the penny finally drops and from the playlist you realise ‘Ohmigosh that’s so my life unfolding on stage !’ – Three Tons of Fun is great the first time around, but fantastic with a second viewing.  Do see.” … Sergio Ben, Cape Argus
 
“THREE TONS OF TALENT AND PLENTY OF FUN … For some time Three Tons of Fun has existed in a universe of it’s own.  There simply hasn’t been as durable and ubiquitous a stage / cabaret act as these three larger-than-life divas.  A cultural phenomenon, the women have taken Cape Town by storm, and at the end of this show, when the audience showed their appreciation with roaring approval, it was as satisfying to this reviewer as it must have been for the perfromers.  They have enough razzle-dazzle to fill at least two full-scale musicals.  One senses a synergy between the performers and if it continues, the whole world beckons.” …
Peter Tromp, Cape Times
 
ABOUT THE GIRLS …
 
BULELWA SAKAYI (mezzo soprano) was born and raised in the Eastern Cape's East London. As we all know, for every South African music has and continues to be a major way of expressing one's emotions. She moved from the Eastern Cape to study chemical engineering in Cape Town but that was not emotionally challenging for her. She then decided to go into performing arts. This is when she got her classical training, singing as a soloist in choral choirs and also joined an actor's agency.  She has travelled internationally performing to a number of film productions to mention the Golden Bear winner UCarmen EKhayelitsha as Frasquita . She has also done a lot of Television and theatre work. This is when she joined the larger than life all female group 3 Tons Of Fun in 2007 where she adds her playful yet sexy flavour.  And this is where she feels at home...
 
MICHELLE THOMAS (alto) was born in Cape Town.  Her childhood memories are those of camping, laughter, fun, cousins, aunts, uncles and family get-togethers. Her favourite story was that of her father as a vocalist and drummer in a band called the "Shindigs”.  Michelle thinks that the seed for her future was planted then already. He and her were inseperable. Sadly her father died of a brain haemorrhage when she was 6years old. It was the heaviest blow that she ever had to deal with! Michelle attended Goeie Hoop Primary and Kasselsvlei High and went on to UWC where she half-heartedly attempted a Bachelors Degree.  She did exceptionally well with the least amount of effort, but her heart was not in it, so she dropped out in her 3rd year.  Singing has always been Michelle’s lifelong dream and in high school the school concerts were the platform to showcase her raw, untrained, but natural talent. Her first real stage performance was in the Baxter as a vocalist in a school initiative called "Music Active." My mother one day stumbled upon an ad in the paper inviting voluptuous females who could sing, to audition.  At the time she was working in Administration at the Dirkie Uys Day Hospital in Goodwood. The rest as the cliche goes, is history!  Michelle says: 
"3 Tons” has harnessed my talent and uncovered a stage persona that not even I knew existed. My journey with the group has allowed me the honour of performing for Helen Zille, the King of Jordan, Sol Kerzner and Cyril Ramaposa, to name but a few.  We have also been blessed with extensive travel, locally, other parts of Africa, as well as Asia.  Overnight my 9 to 5 work week was transformed into a glamorous jetsetting lifestyle filled with exciting new people!  My personal favourites were singing before an internationally renowned audience at the opening of Sol Kerzner’s magnificent "One and Only Hotel" in Cape Town. Among the guests were Jonathan Butler, Mariah Carey, Hugh Masakela, Sharon Stone, Thandi Newton and a whole host of other celebrities!  Another highlight was "Skouspel" at Sun City where we performed alongside the cream of South Africa's artists, Dozi, Emo Adams, Marc Lottering, Robbie Wessels, Koos Kombuis and others.” 
  
STHE MFUPHI (alto and mezzo) known by friends and fans as ‘Saxy Sthe’, Sthe Mfuphi was born and bred in Durban.  Her prosperity is in Cape Town.  She has been a passionate singer since birth.  She started singing whilst she was still in her mother’s womb but never considered her powerful and distinctive voice would take her places.  She has only concentrated on her singing since she studied Jazz at the Natal Technikon.  Her precious voice brought her to the public’s attention when she started her own jazz band in 1998 called Sthe and friends.  After she finished her diploma in light Jazz music (2002) she moved to Cape Town and has worked as a music teacher since.  She has been teaching theory of music, voice, ensemble, improvisation, keyboards and ear training at Athlone Academy of music and Jazz Workshop.  In 2007 she joined the larger than life ladies group 3 TONS OF FUN and that is where her popularity grew in leaps and bounds as more and more people became dazzled by her voice.  The 3 incredible voices have helped them to travel abroad and locally and to meet people all over the world.  Sthe currently performs with her own group as lead vocalist, Sthe and the Untouchable Dudes.
3 TONS OF FUN - Starring Michelle Thomas, Bulelwa Sakayi & Sthe Mfuphi.
 
3 Tons of Fun have emerged over the last 8 years as one of Cape Town’s most loved all-female groups.  They are in great demand on the corporate circuit throughout South Africa and have performed at functions for top companies including amongst others Standard Bank, Ernst & Young, BOE, Sanlam, Transnet, Bidvest, Pick n Pay, Rabie Properties, IBM and Ericsson as w
Synopsis:
REPERTOIRE for THREE TONS OF FUN

3 TONS OF FUN - NEW OPTIONAL PLAYLISTS COMBINATION
 
 
A. THE VERY BEST OF 3 TONS       ( 2x35min )
(Client to choose 9 to 10 songs from ACT 1 and same from ACT 2)
 
ACT 1
1.Intro Jump
2.Sisters Are doing it *
3.Diana Ross Medley: I'm coming/Upside down/Chain Reaction *
4.Excited 
5.Hold on I'm coming * 
6.Back to my roots 
7.Paradise Road          
8.Anyone who had a heart *
9.Natural woman *
10.Fire                        
11.When will I see you again    
12.Midnight train to Georgia
13.Respect
14.River deeper *               .     
15.Ain't No mountain                                                     
16.Usibali                       
17.Mango groove medley: Moments away/Special Star/Home Talk/Dance some more
 
ACT 2
1.One night only *
2.Mango Groove medley (as above)
3.It's Raining men       
4.SA Medley: Igqirha "Click Song/Meadowlands/Pata Pata     
5.Never knew love medley: Never knew love/Don't leave me this way
6.Afrikaans Medley: Af an Af/Loslappie/Kaptein span die seile/Vodka en O J *
7.Ain't Little Medley:  Ain't no stopping us now/Ain't nobody/I say a little pray for you *
8.I can feel the music 
9.New School Medley: Get Lucky/Dance/Blurred Lines/Happy* 
10.Brenda Medley: Vulindlela/Weekend Special
11.Dance Medley: Boogie wonderland/Disco inferno/I love to love/Dancing Queen/ Blame it on the boogie/Don't feel like dancing/You make me feel like dancing
12.Gloria Gaynor Medley: Never can say goodbye/Can't take my eyes/I will survive 
13.We are family                                                                      
14.Hamba Nawe             
15.Waka Waka *     
 
B. 3 TONS " BEST DANCE MIX"  (1x45min)
(Client to choose 10 songs/medleys)
 
1.Intro Jump
2.Sisters are doing it *
3.Diana Ross Medley*
4.One night Only *
5.Back to my roots
6.Usibali
7.Mango groove medley
8.It's raining men
9.SA medley
10.Never knew Medley
11.Afrikaans Medley*
12.Ain't little Medley*
13.I can feel the music
14.New School Medley *
15.Brenda Fassie medley
16.Dance Medley
17.Gloria Gaynor medley
18.We are family
19.Hamba Nawe.  
20.Waka Waka *
22.HiDiHo
 
 
C. 3 TONS MEDLEYS   (1x45min)
(Client to choose 8 medleys)
 
            
1.Mango groove medley
2.Diana Ross Medley  *     
3.Gloria Gaynor Medley
4.Never knew Medley
5.Afrikaans Medley*
6.SA "Miriam Makeba" Medley
7.Ain't Little Medley
8.New School Medley *
9.Brenda Fassie Medley
10.Dance Medley
 
D. 3 TONS "AFRICAN MIX"      (1x45min)
(Client to choose 8 songs/medleys)
 
1.Lakutshoni Ilanga
2.Paradise Rd
3.No more Stress
4.Back to my root
5.Usibali
6.SA Medly
7.Afrikaans medly *
8.Destiny
9.I can feel the music
10.Brenda Fassie
11.Waka waka*
12.Hamba Nawe
 
E. 3 TONS " NEW SCHOOL JAM"     (1x45min)
(Client to choose 8 songs/medleys)
 
1.Single Ladies
2.Hush hush
3.Mercy
4.Valerie   
5.If I ain't got you
6.End of the road
7.No more stress
8. Back to my root
9.USibali
10.Destiny
11.I can fee the music
12.One night only*
13.New School medley *
14.Brenda Fassie Medley
15.Waka waka*
16.Hamba nawe
17.Hi Di Ho 
REPERTOIRE for THREE TONS OF FUN

3 TONS OF FUN - NEW OPTIONAL PLAYLISTS COMBINATION
 
Ryder:
TECHNICAL RYDER FOR 3 TONS OF FUN

Clients need to please provide:

sound equipment
sound engineer
flights 
accommodation
meals and
transfers for 4 people

Sound:
Full Professional Sound rig 
Qualified sound operator (sound technician NOT a DJ !)
1 x laptop with CD-rom to play tracks from OR 1 x standard Compact Disk (CD) player (not to be on a wooden floor, as the CDs then bounce) 
3 x on stage monitor 
3 x cordless radio microphones (no microphone stands required)
(microphone check to be done by sound engineer BEFORE sound check please, sound check is merely to check sound levels)
 
Dressing Rooms:
Dressing room or private designated area
3 x chairs to sit at whilst doing make-up
3 x comfortable chairs or couch to relax on
Sufficient lighting
Mirror/s (to use to put make-up on, does not need to be full-length, just needs to be big enough for them to sit and do their make-up at, could even be 3 standing table mirrors)
Dressing table/s
1 x Costume rail
Chairs
Wash Basin
Toilet
 
Refreshments:
Bottled still water (room temperature)
Tea/coffee
Honey
Cups/glasses
Softdrinks (Coke, Coke Light, Lemonade)
Light snacks (if it is a lengthy wait) including nuts/biltong/chips/sandwiches/finger snacks (or similar)
 
Meals:
Hot meals to be provided x 3 (4 if manager travels with)
 
On Stage:
Table with 3 bottles of still water
Towels/napkins
 
Travel:
If travelling (flying or in transit) over meal time S&T to be given 
Any airline acceptable but no flights before 10h00 if possible
If performance is in Sun City or Northern Suburbs of Johannesburg please fly them to Lanseria.
All accommodation to be SINGLE rooms and of SA 3-star standard or higher
 
 
3 TONS OF FUN ID NUMBERS
**PLEASE NOTE THAT from 10 SEPTEMBER 2014 to 31 OCTOBER 2014 Michelle Thomas will be replaced by Princess Soisoi Gqeza**
Ms. Bulelwa Sakayi – 740610 0602 087
Ms. Nontokozo Sithembile Mfuphi (known as Sthe) – 790112 0383 080
Ms. Michelle Thomas – 760124 0098 085
Ms. Princess Gqeza – 711115 0391 082
 
Manager to be advised depending on gig
 
 
3 TONS OF FUN PASSPORT NUMBERS
**PLEASE NOTE THAT from 10 SEPTEMBER 2014 to 31 OCTOBER 2014 Michelle Thomas will be replaced by Princess Soisoi Gqeza**
Ms. Bulelwa Sakayi - A00750163
Ms. Nontokozo Sithembile Mfuphi (known as Sthe) – A04014600
Ms. Michelle Thomas – M00102502
Ms. Princess Gqeza – A02690407
 
Manager to be advised depending on gig
TECHNICAL RYDER FOR 3 TONS OF FUN

Clients need to please provide:

sound equipment
sound engineer
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