Jacques Brel. Perhaps his name needs no introduction, no elaboration. He was a legend; a composer and a singer of talent and charisma who took his audiences to worlds of pain and joy. His genius was capturing the fullness of life, whether tender or savage. Every musician lives in the shadow of his legacy. The Shadow of Brel is Godfrey Johnson’s acclaimed solo show of the master’s greatest works.
It has been performed at Tabula Rasa, Kalk Bay Theatre, The Rhumbelow, the Theatre on the Square, and at the National Arts Festival. Godfrey Johnson’s performance has driven audiences to their feet at every venue.
Your next opportunity to hear Godfrey play some of the most moving chansons ever written is at Alexander Upstairs, Friday the 2nd and Saturday the 3rd of November.
You can book at alexanderbar.co.za
To hear some of Godfrey’s interpretations please visit his Soundcloud profile.
“without pretence… without fault… a gem” – Zane Henry