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Saturday, February 25, 2023


Pieter Scholtz and friends invite patrons to be entertained, delighted and surprised by acclaimed musician, sage and storyteller, Keith Austin in the next Mondays @ Six programme at St Clements.

Look forward to quips, quotes, surprises, thought-provoking insights, some excellent music. And let’s not to forget the intervals between the notes.

Keith Austin: Black Notes Matter...

“Music is a language. Just like any other language, it has relatives and derivative sources.” — Keith Austin.

He continues: “Through our lives all of us encounter melodies that become part of who we are. There are melodies, too, with universal appeal, which are part of all of us.

“The fundamental of our music is derived from the scales and, in particular, the intervals between the notes. Melodies, with the emotions they elicit, are arrangements of these intervals and scales.

“They are the stepping stones I have used and continue to use on my life’s journey.

“My narrative centres around the intervals between the notes that make music what it is. Also, the great melodies that have defined my journey. Ones that that wagged my tail over the years (and probably still do).”

Keith Austin is a versatile singer and performer with a wide repertoire consisting of adult contemporary and pop, music from the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. Also Irish and party hits and other sophisticated styles. Performing as a one-man band across KZN, he accompanies himself on keyboards, guitar, banjo and penny whistle using backing tracks. The emphasis is always on great melodies and a festive vibe.

He regularly performs at Golden Horse Casino. Champagne Sports resort and Ballito Lifestyle Centre. He is also a popular with corporate clients and has performed at countless weddings and private parties. And before Sharks rugby games at the Durban ABSA stadium. He is an accomplished pianist and regularly does contemporary instrumental-only gigs at the grand piano.

His knowledge of musical instruments and how to work with them is legendary. In this regard, “he is a genius,” to quote Richard Haslop.

When the donations box is passed around, a minimum of R50 per person is suggested.

The performance will take place outdoors, weather permitting.

Bookings limited to diners in support of St Clements restaurant and staff. (They stay open specially for this project.)

Be there in time to order before the performance, scheduled to start at 18h00. If you wish to dine after the presentation, place your order before 18h00.

St Clements is situated at 191 Musgrave Road. Mondays @ Six run between 18h00 and 19h00. Table bookings are essential on 031 202 2511.

NB: Please cancel if you book then can’t make it, as they often close bookings due to space constraints.