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Posted Monday, January 5, 2009
Another great house concert with Jan Preston here at Engadine last Sunday 13th October. Our 25th in fact over a period of four years.
So what better artist could we have had to celebrate this event but the amazing "boogie queen", Jan Preston who set the room and her keyboard rocking with her incredibly energetic personality and vivacity. She knows how to work with her audience.
If you haven't seen her (and I hadn't but everyone I spoke to about her had said how fantastic she was) she's going to be on at the Harp soon---check out dates on her website.
We had agood crowd. I'm sure all those neighbours we invited were sorry they weren't in here with us enjoying the sing-a-longs....some Winifred Atwell's classics, some of the wonderful old standard boogies and blues songs as well as a few of her own unique compositions. Looking around the room while she performed I noticed everyone was completely taken in by Jan's singing and enthusiam. In her spangled boots and sparkling glittery dress she really looked the part too. No one there wasn't a sleepy body in the audience!
That was our last for the year. Keep viewing this site for further house concerts in 2009. Look forward to seeing you all.
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"Listening to good music is certainly on our short list of greatest joys. We like the idea of helping independent artists get started, and surprising our friends with world class talents. Our space is ideally suited to soloists and duos playing in front of 30 or so friends in an intimate living room.
We're getting into hosting house concerts because music is in our souls, because we can't think of a better way to enjoy a lazy afternoon or a pleasant evening with some friends."