I’ve become a groupie.
Kevin, an American guitarist and singer, plays every Monday in Belmiro’s, and I’m always there – waving, singing along, requesting songs and generally behaving in an embarrassing way.
Kevin has a broad fan base.
Here he is with Jess who’s 21.
And this is Rene, a 69 year-old Cuban, who grew up in Brooklyn and is a Vietnam veteran … as tough as they come. He even has the same backwards cap and follows Kevin practically every night, not just on Mondays – and I reckon that if it’s OK for Rene, then it’s OK for me.
Kevin is a human jukebox; he knows thousands of songs, and he plays without words or music. When someone requested a Beatles song, he said that he knows 107 songs by the Beatles … impressive.
I’ve bought his album to download at home, but I won’t be able to send him any fan mail, as post is pretty much non-existent here.
I do sometimes feel a little like Mrs Robinson on our regular Monday outings –
But it’s well worth it – I haven’t had such a crush on a singer since I grew out of Donny Osmond.