A type of reunion gig…
Thinking back to the very first Live Music Friday at 59 Plenty, June 2016 – lovely, warm hospitality in freezing cold, semi-outdoor conditions. We were still ‘only’ ZeBroz 75, whereas we can now truly say ‘SeWeZe Music at the upgraded 59 Plenty’. However, a start it was, also for our friendship with Chef Patso and his 5 star team. Major upgrades happened recently, testimony to the growing success of Patso’s Cafe Plenty and Gallery on Leviseur – turning the award winning architectural design of 59 Dan Pienaar Drive, Bloemfontein, into a flexible, multi-function venue, all year round!
The very same spot where our singing voices
brought forth plumes of steam,
last year, provided a warm, comfortable entertainment platform, as can be seen in this short video. Last year, we had to squeeze in up to 2 voices, djembe drum, guitar and maracas on a single (MAGIC!) mic. This year, we were met by a multi-line sound system, sufficient for the background, conversational entertainment needs of the night. We started the gig by singing without amplification, from table to table, in the kitchen and reception. Nice to have the opportunity to live our minstrels’ calling and perform through a PA system.
Where we sang for our meals and drinks, last year, we were paid, this time around, with delectable fish and chips plus a bottle of Merlot served, compliments of the chef. Fish and chips, to me, is like chicken’s eggs, you can gauge the quality of a restaurant’s culinary mastery by the quality of their fish and chips and eggs (Cafe Plenty’s Eggs Benedict has been experience by the writer of this piece).
looking forward to our next Live Music Friday in September, 2017, and looking forward to seeing you there!
for bookings, enquiries etcetera – let us paint your event with Folk Rock, Afro Soul, World Music and minstrel’s magic …