Simply the Best

A Tribute to the magnificent Music Icons, Tina Turner and Neil Diamond, performed by Ramaine Barreiro-Lloyd and Johan Liebenberg. Enjoy all the huge classic songs made popular by these legendary artists. From Sweet Caroline to Proud Mary, you’ll be singing and dancing along!

Ramaine Barreiro-Lloyd

The Diva of Diva’s and the queen of ‘Bling’! Her entertaining style and gigantic personality will have you enthralled from the minute she steps up on stage. Ramaine, at the age of 5, was already performing with a live band on the nightclub circuit in Cape Town. She starred in her first major production, ‘Bugsy Malone’, at the age of 9. At the age of 12 she joined forces with Emo Adams, Alistair Izobell and Luqmaan Adams to form the group ‘Nu Fancy’ which toured South Africa along with The Rockets and PJ Powers, and went on to record an album. Ramaine, known as the ‘Tina Turner’ of South Africa, boasting powerhouse vocals and a sassy on-stage presence, is a Creative Force to be reckoned with. After 35 years in the industry, her portfolio includes an extremely diverse range of performances and projects: working the hotel circuit in the UAE for four years, more than ten years performing on the local Barnyard Theatre circuit, starring in a number of local musicals, a television performance, various theatre residencies and countless productions in South Africa as well as abroad. Some of the sell-out shows she starred in during her time with the Barnyard Theatre Group included: Natural Women – Divas; Glory Days – 80’s; 60’s Revolution; Born to Run (80’s to 90’s); Mick and Tina; The Fab Four – Beatles; Broadway Rocks, Hollywood Rocks, Hot Chocolate – Motown, The Big Five, and many more. Due to her versatility, her performances include genres from across the board including R&B, Jazz and Rock ‘n Roll. Character performing, Directing, Producing, Choreography, Staging and Costume Design are her forte. As owner of RBL Productions, Ramaine offers an exciting range of highly interactive entertainment options for Corporate & Private events which are created to suit any event size or theme anywhere in South Africa. She regularly performs at Corporate Events right across South Africa and teams up with Johan Liebenberg for this fantastic crowdpleasing Tribute Show: Simply the Best!

Johan Liebenberg

Johan Liebenberg is best known, loved and much respected as being the ‘Neil Diamond of South African theatre stages’. Said to have the voice of ‘liquid molasses’, Johan’s deep and soothing tone is truly captivating and hits at the heart of his audiences! Johan has been performing in the Barnyard Theatre group for the past ten years and has performed in a myriad of productions both as a guitarist and as vocalist. Johan grew up in Namibia and moved to South Africa, where he started playing the pub scene all over Cape Town before relocating to Johannesburg in 2003. A year later, Johan joined the Barnyard Group and played a crucial part in the success of a number of spectacular productions, including: Natural Woman, Boogie Wonderland, Harvest Moon, Rocking All Over The World, Moon Shadows, Rock Me Amadeus, Rough Diamonds And Divas and Classic Rock. In 2009, when asked to front the show, Diamonds and Pearls, (a tribute to Neil Diamond and Celine Dion) Johan realised that the music of Neil Diamond is definitely his forte. He then went on to produce his own show ‘NEIL DIAMOND AND FRIENDS’ which has been extremely successful ever since. Johan regularly performs at Barnyard Theatres nationally, Die Boer, Musiekskuur and various other venues across South Africa. Johan is also a session guitar player and contributed to the production of a number of Afrikaans top selling albums, including those of Nicholis Louw, Nadine and Heinz Winkler. He works from his home-base in Cape Town. Johan regularly joins forces with Ramaine Barreiro-Lloyd to form a dynamic vocal duo, bringing audiences truly world-class performances in this ever popular Tribute to the Music of Tina Turner and Neil Diamond: Simply the Best!

Song Repertoire

Private Dancer Medley

I Don’t Wanna Fight

Disco Inferno

Nutbush City Limits

I am I Said

Red Red Wine

America

Beautiful Noise

Believer

Hello Again

Sweet Caroline

Proud Mary

Fool In Love

Shake a Tail Feather

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