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Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Two time SAMA award nominee, singer and song writer Laurie Lavine will perform live at St. Clements in Musgrave on November 25.

Laurie Levine is a singer-songwriter carving out an original niche in contemporary folk music. Her exciting blend of American roots music and the ‘Nu-Folk’ sound has earned her critical acclaim and a growing audience. She has twice been nominated for a SAMA (South African Music Award) in the best Adult Contemporary category.

She is joined on stage by the dynamic multi-instrumentalist Lize Wiid, whose main instruments are keyboard and accordion. Her haunting backing vocals enhance the hypnotic quality of Laurie’s songs, and her accordion playing creates a rich sound reminiscent of French music. She is well known for the role she plays in the Radio Kalahari Orkes with Ian Roberts and she has performed on some of the country’s biggest stages.

The duo won the Standard Bank Silver Ovation Award for their performances at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.

Laurie Levine’s third and latest album Six Winters, has received rave reviews. It sets a new benchmark on the South African scene for production standards, arrangement and songwriting in the female vocal genre.

Her performance takes place on November 25 at 19h30 at St Clements, 191 Musgrave Road. Tickets R50 at the door. More information on 031 202 2511.