Pascal's of Napier
The Shadow of Brel
Saturday 15 December 2018 @ 7 pm
The Shadow of Brel is award-winning musician, composer, actor, director and singer Johnson's solo show of the Belgian master's greatest works, from the classics to some of the lesser known songs. The music of Brel is emotional. It's sadness delivered with humour, love interwoven with pain, the pathos of yearning and loss, and Godfrey Johnson sings and plays them with the sensitivity and passion they deserve. If you don't know the music of Jacques Brel, this is a wonderful way to get acquainted. If you are familiar with Brel's songs, but have never heard Godfrey Johnson, then you are in for a treat as Johnson brings his special touch to the arrangements and his gift for interpretation to the songs.
Armed with only a piano, his mischievous fingers, a resonating voice and dry humour, Johnson lets completely loose, blending humour and heartbreak. His dazzling musical repartee reveals the range and skill that has earned him a devoted following.
In 2007 Johnson shared the Fleur du Cap award with Claire Watling for Best Performance in a Cabaret for 'Kissed by Brel'. He was nominated again in 2009 for his performance in 'Flirting with Coward'.
What the crits say...
"[Godfrey]... summons the spirit of the great artist and makes it his own..."
– Brent Meersman
"without pretence ... without fault ... a gem"
– Zane Henry
"a real goodie ... without artifice ... interpretations are from the heart, with deep understanding"
– Megan’s Head
Booking and pre-payment essential - NOW OPEN
R250 per person including a two-course meal
Tickets can be purchased at Pascal's - 028 423 3146