Friday, January 6, 2017

Bruce Dennill performs at The Rusty Hook Country Restaurant & Pub in Johannesburg.


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For the past few years, I have been frequenting a music venue
where artists get to play a short set of their own music.
This event was deviation for me, as the participants could do either
their own music...or covers.

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The Rusty Hook is a country restaurant and pub,
situated in Honeydew in the north west of Johannesburg

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Tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor?
Not actually...The opening act is singer/songwriter and magazine editor,
Bruce Dennill.
Here he seems to be considering what to play in his 45 minute set...

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Kicking off the evening on time,
it transpired that Bruce would be doing his own material for much of his set.

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I have know Bruce for almost two decades, and I interviewed him on radio
when he released his first album, which I still have in my collection!
Both he and his music have come a long way from that first CD,
the final copy of which was bought by local South African musician Ed Jordan.

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The crowd might have been intimate,
but being a true professional, he continued with both music and patter.
Being up first (and not really well known by the regulars) makes
this a real "ice-breaker" set.

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Some of Bruce's music can already be found on iTunes.
(He has an EP titled "Exit Strategy" that is currently available).
and is getting airplay on several local community radio stations.
Bruce has his own radio show that airs a Monday morning, 09h00-10h00
on  Radio Today,(DStv audio channel 869).
The show covers music and the arts in the broadest sense.
He also hosts a Blog:
http://www.brucedennill.co.za

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This song, called "Center Stage" is my current favourite.
It is not yet available on iTunes, but it will be later in the year.
This is just a teaser...
https://youtu.be/Yx9G8OGBMFY

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visit their website:


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