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Saturday, March 5, 2016


Guitarist Jerome Pillai will be playing Latin-American music on the Mondays At Six programme at St Clements in Musgrave on Monday night (March 7).

Graham Linscott (The Idler of The Mercury newspaper) wrote about Jerome’s previous appearance  when he teamed up with a number of St Clements regulars, including the sultry songbird Shomona.

“Spontaneity was the theme at the St Clements soiree this week as Jerome Pillai – guitar, piano, drums and vocal – teamed up with a range of people who had never rehearsed with him before to produce some astonishingly good stuff, ranging from folk to jazz and rhythm and blues. Jerome's Starry Starry Night – a tribute to Van Gogh – is always a winner but renderings of Summertime and On A Clear Day with "surprise guest" Shomona, a professional singer, were right up there too. Also readings by Jean-Marie Spitaels from his book of poetry, Crescent Waves, punctuated by bursts on the harmonica. As the old song goes: When we were kids on the corner of the street, We were rough and ready guys - But Oh! How we could harmonise …”

St Clements is situated at 191 Musgrave Road. Mondays @ Six run between 18h00 and 19h00. Table bookings are essential on 031 202 2511. There is no cover charge but there is a donations box to support presenters.