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Tuesday, June 28, 2022


Next up in the Mondays at Six at St Clements programme will take place on July 4, 2022.

Pieter Scholtz, Rick Andrew and friends invite patrons to The Survivors do Leonard Cohen.

The Survivors, namely Charlie Berea, Theresa Berea and The Axman will regale, enlighten and entertain us with their Tribute to Leonard Cohen. The three seasoned musicians / artists / entertainers, who have been making music together for 45 years, will share readings, observations, conversations (the literary part of the evening) and at least six of Cohen’s songs, from his early to his current work.

Leonard Norman Cohen (September 21, 1934 – November 7, 2016) was a Canadian singer-songwriter, poet and novelist. His work explored religion, politics, isolation, depression, sexuality, loss, death, and romantic relationships.

Cohen's writing process, as he told an interviewer in 1998, was "like a bear stumbling into a beehive or a honey cache: I'm stumbling right into it and getting stuck, and it's delicious and it's horrible and I'm in it and it's not very graceful and it's very awkward and it's very painful and yet there's something inevitable about it.”

In 1967, Cohen moved to the United States to pursue a career as a folk music singer–songwriter. His song Suzanne became a hit for Judy Collins (who subsequently covered a number of Cohen's other songs as well), and was for many years his most-covered song. Collins recalls that when she first met him, he said he could not sing or play the guitar, nor did he think Suzanne was even a song. From there he recorded 15 albums of songs and played many memorable concerts, particularly the two at The London O2 Arena. The footage of the concert is available for viewing on YouTube and is highly recommended. See I'm Your Man or Tower of Song.

He was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was invested as a Companion of the Order of Canada, the nation's highest civilian honour. He died at his home in California at the age of 82

The Survivors. The stage names used above are a flimsy disguise for Rick Andrew and Alan Judd and Gill Andrew. They also perform under the umbrella of Mud – Movement Undoing Damage.

The programme takes place at 18h00 on July 4, 2022. Table bookings essential: RSVP ST Clements 031 202 2511

The show will most likely be outdoors so dress accordingly. If you wish to dine after the presentation, place your order before 18h00.

Bookings limited to diners in support of St Clements restaurant and staff. (They stay open specially for the shows.) Be there in time to order before the performance.

St Clements is situated at 191 Musgrave Road. Mondays @ Six run between 18h00 and 19h00. There is no cover charge but when the donations box to support presenters is passed around, a minimum of R50 per person is suggested).