Posts Tagged "Roger Summer"


Wonderful News!!

Wonderful News!!


Posted on Apr 20, 2015

Wonderful News!! We have been very busy at Dutchies over the last week renovating, cleaning and getting everything ship-shape before the winter season begins. We are also very pleased to announce that we have two new chefs that are absolutely ‘top’ and bring their outstanding culinary skills and passion for food to Dutchies. Welcome to Jana and Mark! We are so looking forward to the innovations they have planned. (And, if the new Tapas menu we served when we reopened yesterday afternoon is anything to go by, we’re in for a treat! ) Click here to find out a little more about them. We have quite a weekend coming up. It’s the last Friday of the month so we have Palm Strings playing from 6pm. Roger Summer performs on Sunday at 4.30pm and then, on Monday there are 2 important celebrations Koningsdag and Freedom Day. Let’s paint the town Orange We’d love it if you dressed up in Orange and joined us on Monday for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Or a sundowner and Tapas perhaps? The restaurant will of course be decked out in full ‘Oranje’ regalia, there will be music all day, Kroketten, prizes for best dressed and much Dutch spirit! Looking forward to seeing what you think of our new additions to the menu!! We’re open 9am-9pm as...

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Catch Roger Summer every Friday on WCFM Our resident Sunday evening maestro, Roger Summer, now has his own show on Whale Coast 96FM. He’ll be playing music requests from 12-1pm every Friday. Phone in your requests and not only will he play them on the radio, but also at Dutchies on a Sunday. As the sun is setting earlier Roger will now start at 4.30pm on a Sunday instead of 5pm. Come and enjoy his delightful music and an early Sunday dinner. Dayne Nel interviewed Roger on Whale Coast 96FM last week – the transcript is below. March 2015 Interview on Whale Coast 96FM D  You first started playing in public only last year.  How did that come about and what made you decide to offer to play on WCFM? R  I regularly play the piano and I am a friend of Joke and Daan who own Dutchies Restaurant at Grotto Beach. They thought it would be a lovely idea to have live music in the restaurant and they asked me if I would play at Dutchies.  I agreed and Dan bought a Digital piano especially for me.    I play every Sunday between 5 and 7 o clock (Now 4.30-6.30pm) D  You have told me you would like to encourage adults and children living in Hermanus, and who can play an instrument, or sing, to form ensembles which is something you did when you lived in London. R  I used to have soirees at my house in London.   Only classical music was played and  I used to have to stop the Grandfather clock from chiming and we all assumed a musical expression. But after plying people with drinks they relaxed and it was lovely having beautiful music in one’s house.   I occasionally accompanied Leider singers which I enjoyed.   There are many  houses in Hermanus with large living rooms, some with pianos, and it is great fun gathering people together to come and listen to music.     People can bring along wine and a few nibbles – people like having a nibble now and again!    What better way to pas the winter months looking forward to the next recital at somebody’s house?   The standard does not always have to be good.  I remember a singer at one of my soirees whose voice was as flat as a pancake.  Her choice of music was not good – it was “Where the bee sucks, there suck I”! D  You are inviting Listeners to let us know if they would like you to play music which brings back happy memories. R  It would be a pleasure to be able to play somebody’s favourite piece...

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Sunday Classics this Summer

Sunday Classics this Summer


Posted on Dec 17, 2014

End your weekends with some delightful music from the talented Roger Summer every Sunday from 5pm. Roger’s talent will surprise you as much as he did us. Born into a musical family in London, Roger Summer has music in his veins. He performs some of his favourites on the keyboard including romantic pieces by composers such as Gershwin, Cole Porter and Ivor Novello, and the wonderful melodic music of the 1930 onwards. This is the kind of music one rarely has a chance to listen to at a live performance, but now you can on Sunday evening at Dutchies. His repertoire is the perfect accompaniment to sundowners or an early...

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