South Bristol shows it's got talent at concert in aid of Perretts Park

December 21 2018
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THIS evening of entertainment is the equivalent of “South Bristol’s Got Talent”, quipped organiser Kevin Lindegaard, and how right he was. Who knew there was such a variety of first-first-rate entertainers on our doorstep?

Allan Schiller

Razzomo

Trevor Carter

 

Review Concert of Music and Spoken Word in aid of the Community of Perretts Park

Totterdown Baptist Church

South Bristol proves it’s got talent aplenty

ν Review Concert of Music and Spoken Word in aid of the Community of Perretts Park

Totterdown Baptist Church

THIS evening of entertainment is the equivalent of “South Bristol’s Got Talent”, quipped organiser Kevin Lindegaard, and how right he was. Who knew there was such a variety of first-first-rate entertainers on our doorstep?

First off were talented young guitarists of Hillcrest primary school, who tackled Deep Purple’s Smoke On The Water and won, to the delight of the audience. 

The players are led by local guitar hero Hazel Winter, formerly of the Blue Aeroplanes, who also showed her latest band The Jesus Bolt, a duo with Gerard Starkie.

Many in Knowle and Totterdown are familiar with the vocal skills of Mattie Reynolds, whose powerful voice has amazed the crowds at the open air Totterdown Music Festival. You can see a clip of Mattie’s performance on our YouTube channel, along with most of the other performers.

Trevor Carter, aka the Bard of Windmill Hill, bemoaned an African wildlife shortage in a poem called Has Anyone Seen The Elephants? The 100-strong crowd showed they were not afraid to join in. 

Then the piano was wheeled on for Rustom Battiwalla, a Guildhall school of music graduate pianist, who gave a passionate introduction to the music of Scott Joplin. 

Gypsy folk duo Razzomo are festival favourites and it’s easy to see why. Lucy Razz and James Tomlinson kick up an unfeasible amount of energy. But pride of place on the bill was given to Allan Schiller, Knowle’s international concert pianist, who gave a virtuoso performance which included Debussy’s Clair de Lune and his own arrangement of Haydn’s Gypsy Rondo.

The house was brought down by the finale, a duet between Allan Schiller and Rustom Battiwalla of Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No 1.

 More than £600 was raised for COPP. Kevin Lindegaard is making plans for another concert and is recruiting acts.               Paul Breeden

Videos of most of the performers:

tinyurl.com/coppconcert

A longer review is on the website.

First off were talented young guitarists of Hillcrest primary school, who tackled Deep Purple’s Smoke On The Water and won, to the delight of the audience. 

The players are led by local guitar hero Hazel Winter, formerly of the Blue Aeroplanes, who also showed her latest band The Jesus Bolt, a duo with Gerard Starkie.

Many in Knowle and Totterdown are familiar with the vocal skills of Mattie Reynolds, whose powerful voice has amazed the crowds at the open air Totterdown Music Festival. You can see a clip of Mattie’s performance on our YouTube channel, along with most of the other performers.

Trevor Carter, aka the Bard of Windmill Hill, bemoaned an African wildlife shortage in a poem called Has Anyone Seen The Elephants? The 100-strong crowd showed they were not afraid to join in. 

Then the piano was wheeled on for Rustom Battiwalla, a Guildhall school of music graduate pianist, who gave a passionate introduction to the music of Scott Joplin. 

Gypsy folk duo Razzomo are festival favourites and it’s easy to see why. Lucy Razz and James Tomlinson kick up an unfeasible amount of energy. But pride of place on the bill was given to Allan Schiller, Knowle’s international concert pianist, who gave a virtuoso performance which included Debussy’s Clair de Lune and his own arrangement of Haydn’s Gypsy Rondo.

The house was brought down by the finale, a duet between Allan Schiller and Rustom Battiwalla of Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No 1.

 More than £600 was raised for COPP. Kevin Lindegaard is making plans for another concert and is recruiting acts.               Paul Breeden

Videos of most of the performers:

tinyurl.com/coppconcert

A longer review is on the website.