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INTERNATIONAL DIVA, ALISON MOYET TO CELEBRATE EMPERORS PALACE’S FIFTEENTH BIRTHDAY WEEKEND 13TH AND 14TH DECEMBER 2013


30 October 2013


The inimitable and iconic diva of the 80’s, Alison Moyet, comes to South Africa for the first time to celebrate the Emperors Palace’s 15th birthday weekend on December 13th and 14th, 2013.

The two concerts will feature the very best of the bluesy voiced Alison Moyet and the hits of her Electro-Pop 80's band, Yazoo.
An Essex girl, born Genevieve Alison Jane, to a French Father and English Mother, Alison left school at 16 and became famous at 21 as a singer in her band, Yazoo. She later released her triple-platinum, solo, debut album, Alf, at 23.


The emotive songstress emerged from the British post-punk scene in the early 1980s as one-half of the synth-pop duo Yazoo – which sold millions of albums and enjoyed a string of hits over a two-year period, including "Only You" and "Don’t Go" which fit right into the electro-pop, rage-of-the-moment in the 21st century. Moyet’s voice stood out as the formidable instrument, as throaty as Janis Joplin, and as soulful as one of her heroes, Dusty Springfield.


When Yazoo split up, Alison then went on to a flourishing solo career and in 1984 released her debut solo album, Alf, which became a huge hit worldwide. Between 1984 and 1987, Moyet was Britain’s biggest female solo star.


Covers of "That Ole Devil Called Love" and "Love Letters" confirmed her reputation as an interpreter of classic songs, whilst the self penned hits "All Cried Out" and "Love Resurrection" confirmed her gift as a songwriter. The next few years saw more peaks with Brit Awards, topping the Billboard Top 40, a performance at the Live Aid concert and a successful 1987 collaboration with Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart on the hit "Is This Love?"


She is currently enjoying great success with her acclaimed new album "The Minutes" which shot to number 5 on the U.K. album charts. Prior to her exclusive Gauteng concerts, she toured the United Kingdom, Europe and America in a series of sold out concerts.


Emperors Palace celebrates a decade and a half as a landmark entertainment resort on the East Rand of Johannesburg. Conveniently located alongside O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, with regular complimentary shuttles and now on the new Gautrain bus route directly to and from Rhodesfield Station, Emperors Palace Hotel Casino Convention and Entertainment Resort is the Vegas of Africa.


This mega resort combines the timeless classical elegance of a bygone era with the sheer excitement of a modern casino resort to offer luxurious accommodation in four unique hotels, a glorious health and beauty spa, a magnificent casino with unparalleled gaming enjoyment, the finest in dining options, spectacular entertainment choices and a state-of-the-art cinema complex, world-class conference facilities and impeccable service.
Tickets start from R295 per person and can be booked through Computicket on www.computicket.com or by visiting Emperors Palace on www.emperorspalace.com or phoning 011 928 1297/1213. The show starts at 20h00 on both evenings.


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