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#MusicExchange: Three Tons of Fun

Entertainment is defined as "the action of providing or being provided with amusement or enjoyment", and that is exactly what Three Tons of Fun do in their 75-minute show. The trio of fantastic singers have also released their latest single, Mmmmh.


Their last show for 2021 is at the Kalk Bay Theatre in Cape Town on Saturday, 11 December. Join these strong glamorous women with their powerful voices and beautiful harmonies as they give you a fun night of entertainment and memories.

The trio, Sthe Mfuphi - Diva of Soul, Bulelwa Bee Cosa-Sakayi and Michelle Thomas, works hard and readers will remember them as singing the South African national anthem for the first Springbok and British and Irish Lions test this year.

I caught up with the Tons, as they are affectionately known, last week:

BizcommunityThe new decade means...

Looking forward. We are positive people and we try and see the best in everything. We try and create positivity whenever we go on stage and make people feel good.

BizcommunityFame is about:

Being known or talked about by many people for a notable achievement.

BizcommunityRetirement will happen when…

Our voices can’t manage anymore.

BizcommunityWe don't do...

Small change areas... Three large ladies trying to put on lashes in a small space is a struggle to behold!

BizcommunityWhat does music mean to you?

This is what we do. Music is our lives, there is no plan B.

BizcommunityOur music is about:

Everyday things and making people smile.


BizcommunityWe would love to co-write with:

Adele.

BizcommunityWhat is the most enjoyable aspect of your work?

We love that we give people a good time… Life is very serious and it is wonderful to see people shake off their troubles and get up and dance.

BizcommunityThe song you must do in every show:

Our new single, Mmmmh. Audiences love the track.

BizcommunityAny funny moments on stage?

We have been together for nearly 15 years, so we are good at anticipating when one of us falters with lyrics or comes in at the wrong time, but we have had some strange audience members over the years hop onto stage, which is always fun.

BizcommunityOur heroes:

Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Miriam Makeba and Brenda Fassie.

BizcommunityOur style icon:

Aretha Franklin.

BizcommunityWhich living person do you admire most and why?

We are Trevor Noah fans! He set himself a goal, plotted a path and set out on a journey… Such an inspiration!

BizcommunityWhat is your most treasured possession?

Our voices.

BizcommunityIt’s your round. What are you drinking?

The drink of divas, champagne, of course!

BizcommunityDream gigs to do:

Madison Square Garden, Wembley Stadium and a packed O2 Arena in London.


BizcommunityWhat makes you stand out?

We love life. We have big hair, big voices and positive personalities.

BizcommunityNicknames:

Saxy Sthe, Mysterious Michelle and Beautiful Bee.

BizcommunityWho would play you in a Hollywood Blockbuster and why?

Viola Davis, Jennifer Hudson and Queen Latifah. Strong ladies with a positive “don’t mess with me” attitude.

BizcommunityPick five words to describe yourself:

Entertaining, Fun loving, creative, kind and hardworking.

BizcommunityFive favorite SA albums:

Brenda Fassie - Legends
Mango Groove - Home talk
Miriam Makeba - Goodbye to Africa
Black Coffee - Africa Rising
Hugh Masekela - No borders

BizcommunityWhat song changed your life?

R.E.S.P.E.C.T by Aretha Franklin.

BizcommunityWho do you love?

We love our families, our children, our extended families and our fans - we have a core of unbelievable fans.


BizcommunityWhat is your favorite word?

In the olden days!

BizcommunityFavorite fashion garment:

Our afro’s and lashes.

BizcommunityGive us some real proper slang and what it means:

“Asidanse” - Let’s party.

BizcommunityTop of your bucket list:

Gigs, gigs and more gigs!

BizcommunityYour greatest achievement:

Surviving Covid-19!

BizcommunityWhat do you complain about most often?

Changing in small places… Oh my!

BizcommunityWhat is your fear?

When load shedding strikes in the middle of a gig.

BizcommunityHappiness is:

Sound technicians who are ready for our soundcheck.

BizcommunityOn stage, we tend to:

Have fun!

BizcommunityThe best life lesson you have been taught:

This Covid-19 pandemic has taught us that tomorrow is not guaranteed.


BizcommunityDo you get worked up whilst watching a sports game on TV?

Not really big into sports, but we became big rugby fans in 2019 singing at fan events around the Rugby World Cup and in 2021, we performed the national anthem ahead of the first British and Irish Lions match this year in Cape Town.

BizcommunityWhere would you like to be right now?

We want our new single, Mmmmh!, to do very well and be the hit of summer!

BizcommunityDo you do charity work? And if you do, what do you do?

We choose different projects during the year that we support by performing at minimum charge. We all have different issues that are close to our heart but we have done some memorable events with the Cansa association, Ikamva Labantu and Cape Town Pride.

BizcommunityWishes and dreams?

That we come through this pandemic wiser!

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About Martin Myers

Co-owner at Triple M Entertainment, founder Music Exchange, manager Sipho Hotstix Mabuse

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