Another milestone for "Travel & Things"
This is posting number 700!
A full moon hung in a cloudy sky over Marks Park
as the performers took to the stage.
I have said before that the opening act is always a difficult slot
and this was no exception
Why, because there was constant chatter from the audience.
Wesley soldiered on,
but it is REALLY annoying when people just won't stop talking.
Come on audience, give the muso's a break.
Dax has brought out a solo album which is currently on sale.
I was wondering to whom the bass belonged.
A new group called "Wendy House"...
The lead singer, Wendy Niehaus...
Honey woncha - http://youtu.be/uea1Vq1GOzc
Richard on banjo...
Already at the river - http://youtu.be/yfvD50boiOY
This group was the highlight of the evening for me!
Done with down - http://youtu.be/D9PLZFQf95g
Wendy said that the three songs they performed had never been played in public before.
Only in their garden,,,for the dog.
More is the pity, but it was well worth the wait.
I do hope that we get to see more of this talented group...
or I am going to be visiting their garden.
As one of the booked musicians for the evening was unable to attend,
Stuart stepped up and did a couple of solo songs
(including "Chained to the wind" off the Alter Iriving album)
The Wendy House fiddle player joined in
and added a layer to a very beautiful song that Stuart had written for his son.
The final act for the evening:
Doug and Lionel
One of the more expressive bass players I know.
Their music is an interesting mixture of "live" and technology
There is an album pending...
Keep an eye out for it.
One thing that these evenings have taught me is that Jhb (and by extension SA)
has a wealth of untapped musical talent.
I wish that these evenings would be attended by scouts from the record labels.
Perhaps it could become the "Bluebird Cafe" of Jhb?
Just a thought Andy...
THE NEXT AAF WILL BE ON:
Wednesday, April 24.
Put in your diaries NOW!
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