Col brought along fellow Rosedale resident Adrian Lewis. Adrian is a classically trained cellist with a CV that includes stints with a brace of Symphony Orchestras as well as a few well known musical ‘names’.
Col has recently retired from his long standing Canberra band Top Shelf. Col has decided to stick closer to home, and is in the throes of teaming up with Adrian to play as a duo named Duopoly, featuring Guitar, Vocals and Cello.
The boys decided they would like to put together an ep of their work, to use as a promo tool, and naturally Col thought of The Shed.
So down they came, and with Neil’s help, recorded a brace of songs for their demo cd.
We thought we’d post a couple of the tunes they played on our blog.
The first we selected is Minnie The Moocher.
Minnie The Moocher was first recorded by Cab Calloway in 1931. It sold a million copies, which, in 1931, was a fantastic achievement. The song shot back to prominence when Cab was featured singing the song in the all time classic 1980 movie The Blues Brothers. It is a brilliant song, full of charm, and Adrian and Col have produced a particularly charming rendition. Col’s vocals fit in very nicely indeed.
The second song we feature is Pechalbel Canon in D.
Johann Pechalbel composed this ditty sometime prior to 1700, so you could say it is a bit of a classic too! The song achieved new found popularity in the 1990s when it was sampled in songs by The Pet Shop Boys, Coolio, and Green Day !!
We all had a great day, lots of fun and laughs, and hopefully Adrian and Col are happy with their promo cd.
We are looking forward to more visits by Col and Adrian, and we are busily exploring the possibilities that having a classically trained cellist in the PBGB Family might open up !
Adrian...........welcome to the PBGB Family sir !