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Fun with pop music with Cat Jahnke and Clair Reilly-Roe

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It was a laid back night at the Slice, Sept. 1 with Clair Reilly Roe and Winnipeg’s Cat Jahnke.

Ottawa born, New York transplant Clair Reilly Roe started the set with an affable  set of perky pop/ folk music and showed off her pretty voice to the small but enrKazoo solo with Clair Reilly-Roe and Cat Jahnke. Photo by Richard Ameryaptured audience.

 She joked about forgetting the bridge to a new song she had just performed and then played it  again, asking the audience if she minded.

She admired Arianna Richardson’s tinsel bed hanging from the Slice ceiling as she strummed a beautiful white Gretsch and added a little bit of jazz to her music.

 Cat Jahnke returned with a set in much the same vein, though a little more upbeat. She started strumming a battered acoustic guitar, played a Rufus Wainright cover, which she sang in French then played “Apple” the title of a new web series, which she scored.

Clair Reilly -Roe conducted the crowd to sing along with the chorus. Her parents then called on Skype so she brought her iPad on stage so they could listen in as she joined Jahnke on stage to sing background vocals and hold up a kazoo for Jahnke to solo on.

Jahnke then switched to piano for the rest of her set including a number of peppy highlights including a song called “Crocodiles,” and a solid cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” before ending with a brand new, upbeat, jazzy number called “Little Whistle.”
 She was called back for a second set.

 — By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 07 September 2011 16:09 )  
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