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Sunday, November 5, 2017


(Dan Wilson & Fiona Tozer)

The next Mondays at 5 at St Clements programme takes place tomorrow (November 6, 2017) and will feature Quark with Dan Wilson and Fiona Tozer. They promise an entertaining evening of words, music, space, time, creativity, interaction, musings on the universe and lots more.

Enjoy a special evening of conviviality, repartee and music courtesy acclaimed British-born jazz/rock bass-man Dan Wilson and classically trained guitarist/songwriter/folk musician Fiona Tozer, now collaborating as Quark, with “space-time and the universe” as the eclectic theme.

Coming from a background based in the folk revival music of the 70s, Tozer as songwriter and guitarist has performed solo and with bands throughout South Africa. She headlined at Splashy Fen in 2004. She has released three acclaimed albums of original songs (in folk and acoustic rock style), and recently completed a music degree in contemporary classical composition at UKZN.

Wilson has played with a diverse bunch of musicians including steel guitar legend Mike Cooper, Annette Peacock, Syd Kitchen and RISE. He has released four albums with Creeper, an acid jazz outfit featuring saxophonist Luke Townsend. Dan’s album Max Roach Park with British drummer Mark Huggett was nominated for a South African Music Award for best jazz album in 2006.

They will play from, and talk about, their new album, Jetshock. Among other things, how and why the lyrical content and the music relates to the story of the human race and its place in the cosmos.

They say: “Fusing various styles of music, we have created a collection of songs that will take you on a journey of discovery through space and time. Our music features acoustic guitar, bass and voice as well as loops. We aim for the unexpected and don’t into any particular category easily—maybe it could be described as contemporary folk fusion.”

You will, perhaps, be transported... Whatever, it promises to be a fun evening of music, words, questions and discussion. What does music mean to you? What does music mean to them? What makes what they’re doing so exciting to them? Why should we find it exciting? And then there was Oliver Sacks...

Quark will have copies of their just-released album, Jetshock, for sale.

St Clements is situated at 191 Musgrave Road. Mondays @ Six run between 18h00 and 19h00. Table bookings are essential on 031 202 2511. Entrance R30-plus per person requested contribution/donation to cover costs.