I’ll be taking the ROCK on the Blog down a different route this week with an artist that makes as style of music that is more elegant and feminine, Louise Carver.
I wont lie… I kind of have a crush on Louise Carver and say what you will, because I’m a typical Rock and Roll lad, but there is something about this beautiful artist with her presence and powerful vocals that really attracts my the crowds eyes and ears.
Cape Town born, Louise Carver was trained from a very young age in classical vocals and piano and has reached success at an age that many other artists could only dream of.
We went to see her performance in Cape Town at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden. It was one of the last shows in their winter concert series held at the Silvertree Restaurant. R135.00 per person got you in and includes a glass of Durbanville Hills white or red wine with a starter. We squeezed past the tables and were placed at the back of the restaurant, right behind a pillar… sigh… and apart from setback of not being born with X-ray vision, I’m nearsighted as well! (I so wished for a table closer to the stage). When we asked for another table, we were informed that the whole restaurant was booked out and that unfortunately there will be no other tables available and so reluctantly we accepted and took our seats. I did however move over closer to the fireplace where I had a better view…
After the starters Louise and her band got on stage “I’ll be playing some of the popular songs as well as some of my hidden gems tonight, you know those songs that do not get as much airtime as the rest, but do have a special meaning for me.” Off she goes with beautiful melodies and really heart-felt songs. The piano and a single backup guitar, vocals and light percussion amplify her perfectly.
Apart from writing and performing music, she also started her own jewelry range, called the Louise Carver Collection. She is creative and business savvy!
Currently I’m listening to her new album “Looking to the Edge” which has the current hit song “Zulu Boy” on it. I am even more amazed at her talent. Her albums are available at most music outlets and “Silent Scream” remains one of my favourite.
Go S.A. music!