Focus on women at False Bay Folk

The next gathering of the False Bay Folk features another excellent line-up, this time all women, on Tuesday May 3 at the Clovelly Country Club. The three sets will feature Cindy Alter, Jennifer Eaves and Caroline and Julie Blundell.

Cindy burst onto the broader music scene as lead singer and rhythm guitarist for the international, 12 million album-selling pop band, Clout in the late 1970s. During the oppressive apartheid years, she was lead singer and songwriter for non-racial band Zia, pop/rock with Zulu influences, which opened for the Bee Gees in Paris. After leaving the band in 1990, she lived in Los Angeles, having a fruitful career as a singer/songwriter and poet, performing and releasing two solo al-bums and has appeared with artists such as Kenny Loggins, Olivia Newton-John, Clint Black, Glen Phillips, Dave Mason, Sophie B Hawkins, Flock of Seagulls and Dishwalla.

Cindy has just released Faith and Fire, 10 songs written by her and produced by Just Jinjer’s Denholm Harding. She has also published her autobiography No Substitute.

Jennifer is a Cape Town-based singer-songwriter with a passion for storytelling. With a degree in music from UCT, Jennifer has been performing her original music in and around Cape Town for more than a decade. Known for her unique voice and skilful guitar and piano playing, Jennifer has moved audiences in venues ranging from the intimate such as the Alma Café, to the large Baxter Theatre and Kirstenbosch Gardens.

Aside from promoting her solo album Land of Lonely, Jennifer is also lead vocalist and guitarist for Celtic/ folk and Bluegrass band, Jenny and the Jameses.

Sisters Caroline and Julie, daugh-ters of well-known entertainer Keith Blundell, have been singing together since they were very young. They performed as a duo at the Voor-kamerfest in Darling, and as a trio with their brother at the Baxter Winter Folk and Acoustic Festi- val.

They cut their teeth on folk music in the 1960s and since then they have both made music their career, on radio and TV and appearing all over the country in music festivals. They have played in various combinations with their family, and with other local musicians.

Doors open at 6.30pm and last food orders by 7pm to allow the mu-sic to start at 7.30pm. There is a cover charge of R50. Book at 021 782 2920.