Liberty Dube: Entertainment Correspondent
IT will be a father and son affair as budding afro-pop artiste, Gary Tight and veteran wordsmith, Willom Tight will be sharing the stage at Club Mandisa for the first time tomorrow (Saturday).The formidable duo is expected to belt out their recently-released singles, Mafidhlongo, Tight Tune and Toite Basa.
In an interview, Gary Tight, whose musical career continues to grow in leaps and bounds, said he was coming to the eastern border city a more mature musician and urged his fans to come in their numbers.
“I have been to Mutare before, but those days I was yet to learn a lot of things in terms of staging live shows. I am glad that this time I will be coming there a more mature musician who knows what my fans expect from me. The fact that I will be accompanied by my dad makes the show quite a unique and special one. I am ready for the show and I would like to urge my fans to come in numbers and enjoy some of our new singles which I did with Willom,” said the 22-year-old talented guitarist.
Gary did his ordinary and advanced studies at Churchill Boys’ High School and has so far performed at various shows alongside well-established artistes such as Jah Prayzah, Sulumani Chimbetu, Oliver Mtukudzi, Alexio Kawara and Leonard Zhakata.
Veteran musician, Willom, who boasts of a blossoming musical career after sharing the stage with Chimurenga music icon, Thomas Mapfumo and granddad of Zimbabwe music, Oliver Mtukudzi stormed onto the entertainment scene in the 1990s with the group Mateo and Friends. He toured regional countries such as South Africa and Zambia alongside Dino Mudondo whom he did some collaborations on hits such as Chirangano and Bhazi. The duo will be backed by resident dance ensemble Mandisa Queens and Kings.