Booze, Bars and Cocktails: Songs From A Wine Stained Notebook
A one-man show by singer and actor Bremner Fletcher Duthie that celebrates inebriation, intemperance and revelry, with songs and stories from Tom Waits, Screaming Jay Hawkins, Sinatra and Rihanna.
“I have betrayed myself with belief,
deluded myself with love,
tricked myself with sex,
but the bottle is damned faithful,
the bottle will not lie”
As WC Fields said,
“A man's got to believe in something.
I believe I'll have another.”
This is a celebration of booze, bars and cocktails—and all the wonderful, messy, beautiful things that start in bars.
The muse, guiding us through the night, is America’s drinking poet, one-time NOLA resident, Charles Bukowski:
“Getting drunk was good. I decided that I would always like getting drunk. It took away the obvious and maybe if you could get away from the obvious often enough, you wouldn't become obvious yourself."
A New Orleans local, Bremner has performed on three continents in theatres, jazz clubs and cabarets. He loves songs that tell a story. His eclectic and versatile recording career explores everything from the jazz classics of Gershwin and Rodgers and Hammerstein, pop ballads by Joni Mitchell and the Talking Heads, the French Chanson of Brel and Piaf, and the 1930's classics by Kurt Weill.
NOLA Defender Magazine said: "he will have you close to tears one moment and laughing the next - an absolute joy to watch."
Britain’s Sunday Times said: “Outstanding singing. It was sleazy. It was stirring. It was utterly memorable.”
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