Tuesday, 24 April 2007
I played at the Sheraton Belgravia again last night. It was a fairly quiet crowd, and I had to play extremely softly so as not to bother the few hotel guests who were relaxing with drinks and gentle conversation. It was a great pity as I was in the mood for some twenties numbers - Ain't Misbehavin', Black Bottom, Charleston, You're The Cream In My Coffee. I played mainly contemporary versions of classics such as The Night We Called It A Day, 'Round Midnight and The Girl From Ipanema. Later on I pumped out a few Ivor Novello numbers. There is an ethereal quality to his music - haunting and unforgettably romantic. I shall be using his beautiful melodies later on this week. Wednesday and Friday at the Sheraton Belgravia, 17.00-21.00. All are welcome.