Climax With Chick'N'Deli Faithful
Happy smiles, hugs and kisses as Climax reunited with Chick'N'Deli regulars Sunday November 4 at the new Mount Pleasant Rose at 744 Mt. Pleasant Road. All the tables were taken and the stand-up bar busy. New owner Bernie Duff welcomed the crowd, daughter Megan ran the bar with Jordan and Tom. The kitchen was a hive of activity, turning out popular Shepherd's pie, wings and salads. And the band was rocking.
Climaxers Chris Robinson, reeds, Al Cox trumpet, Manfred Koch trombone, Jack Vincken banjo, Jamie Aug drums and Chris Daniels bass were in fine fettle, while special guest 96-year young Dorothy Rose brought the house down with her vivacious versions of Second Hand Rose, Some Of These Days, We'll Meet Again, Bill Bailey and other favorites.
As befitting the upcoming 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, seasoned balladeer Klaas van Graaf sang the peace movement's anthem Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream I'd Ever Dreamed Before (I dreamed the world had all agreed to put an end to war), written by his good friend, Canadian Ed McCurdy in 1950. The sound was good -- not too loud and crystal clear, while there was plenty of room for dancing.
At the end, everyone was asking whether Climax would be back again. Bernie said he'd size up the takings and see if it would be feasible. He's reluctant to put on a cover charge. Meanwhile, as another reminder of the good old days, after the music finished, one crowd of happy women put on their own lusty impromptu concert... Happy days indeed.
Jazzin' At The Leaside
Climax Back Saturday November 17
Looking forward to another grand session at The Leaside Pub, 190 Laird Drive, Saturday November 17 4-7pm. We'll feature our usual repertoire of traditional jazz favorites, blues, ragtime, spirituals and Latin. Forces' Sweetheart 96-year young Dorothy Rose will sing popular songs of The Great War and the twenties and thirties.
Host Param, bartender Brad and charming servers Dee, Bianca and Trish will cater to your every beck and call and the chefs will supply nutritious, delicious delights to satisfy your appetites. Coupled with warm surroundings, friends greeting friends and happy music, what better fashion to while a Saturday afternoon away? See you there.