PEARL ADRIANO JUNE 24TH | The Black Country Accordion Club

PEARL ADRIANO JUNE 24TH

MONDAY JUNE 24TH.

THE BLACK COUNTRY ACCORDION CLUB,

ONCE AGAIN WE WERE VERY PLEASED TO WELCOME PEARL ADRIANO TO OUR CLUB AND A GOOD TURNOUT OF ACCORDION ENTHUSIASTS ARRIVED EARLY TO HEAR PEARL PLAY.  PEARL WAS ACCOMPANIED BY THE EVER FAITHFUL PHILIP, DRIVER, ROAD MANAGER AND ACCORDIONIST. LOCAL LAD RAY IZOD OPENED THE PROGRAMME WITH A SELECTION OF TUNES FROM TANGOS TO WALTZES. THERE WERE SEVERAL NEW CLUB MEMBERS PRESENT AND THEY WERE MESMERIZED BY PEARLS’ PLAYING WITH SUCH A VARIETY OF SOUNDS EMITTING FROM PEARL’S ACCORDION.  THE OPENING RENDITION OF GRANADA AND THE VERY IMPRESSIVE SOUNDING CARAVAN CERTAINLY SET THE MOOD FOR THE NIGHT. FOLLOWING THE USUAL TEA AND BISCUITS BREAK WITH A HOST OF RAFFLE PRIZES BEING SNAPPED UP, RAY AGAIN CONTINUED THE PROCEEDINGS WITH A SELECTION OF FRENCH TUNES AND FINISHED WITH A SUPERB RENDERING OF MY FAVOURITE, ‘MY FLORENCE’.  PEARL RETURNED, NOT TO THE STAGE BUT TO THE DUSTY OLD PIANO WHICH I CALL ’OLD HONKEY TONK’, AND SAID THAT SHE WOULD LIKE TO PLAY A TUNE ON IT. THIS OLD INSTRUMENT WAS MORE AT HOME IN THE SALOON AT THE OK CORAL, COMPLETE WITH BULLET HOLES BUT PEARL INSISTED AND SAT DOWN TO PERFORM. SHE THEN PLAYED SORRENTO AND FUNICULI/LA AND RECEIVED TREMENDOUS APPLAUSE FOR HER EFFORTS. IS THERE NO LIMIT TO THIS WOMANS’ TALENTS? THE FINAL NUMBER, THE ONE I HAD BEEN WAITING FOR WAS PEARL’S VERSION OF A SELECTION FROM THE FAMOUS ‘CARMEN’ WHICH DESERVED A STANDING OVATION FROM ONE AND ALL. MANY THANKS TO PEARL AND PHILIP AND THEIR DELIGHTFUL DUETS, INCLUDING ‘MY WAY’. SEE YOU AGAIN NEXT TIME ROUND PEARL.  

 

 

MONDAY JULY 22ND……….THE KYIV CLASSICAL DUO   RETURN TO OUR CLUB. THIS WILL BE A CHARITY FUND RAISING NIGHT  AS THESE GUYS ONCE AGAIN TOUR THE ACCORDION WORLD RAISING FUNDS FOR THEIR FAVOURITE CHARITY.

MONDAY AUG.26TH.       WE SHALL HAVE A VISIT FROM JOHN ROMERO