THE old white heads of Afro Jazz music, the Cool Crooners are not done yet, they are still in the game, judging by their performance at the Skyz Metro FM Awards (Skymas).
George Salimu, the leader of the group jokingly said that they may never retire as they continue to focus on extending their music career for as long as possible.
“We are still in the game!” he declared.
After the death of front-man, Timothy “Timmy” Sekane, many wrote off the Cool Crooners, thinking that their career was buried together with him. Little did they know that there is still life in the band.
When the old-timers sauntered to the Skymas stage, many thought the absence of Sekane would be hugely felt.
The opposite happened.
The three-member jazz music crew namely, Lucky Thodlana, Abraham Ncube and George Salimu owned the stage as they had the crowd on their feet thanks to a show stopping performance which saw them receiving a standing ovation.
Writing off the Cool Crooners seems to be a favourite past time of many. In 2017 after the death of Abel Sithole, the writing was also seemingly on the wall. How wrong we were then and how wrong we are now.
“This is quite one extraordinary group. Looking at their appearance with their fail structures, you would swear they won’t be able to lift a leg but alas, wow they can dance,” said one reveller who identified herself as Lindy.
“Honestly it was one performance never to forget, when we were growing up, back in the early 2000s, we danced to the hit song, Ibhulugwe lami selilezigamba……aye aye bazangenzani, but today I witnessed the old-man band giving it their all, no wonder everybody was singing joyfully and dancing to the hit,” said Hazel Khumalo.