Sunday, January 5, 3 – 5:30 pm
Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street
Tickets at the door are $10, children 12 and under are free.
Megan Jerome – Wurlitzer, voice
Fred Guignion – electric guitars
Don Cummings – Hammond organ
Mike Essoudry – drums
See local news coverage of this event below:
HOMEMADE LOVE SONGS
Excerpt from feature “Local talent eases you into 2020,” by Sandra Abma for CBC (January 3, 2020)
Homemade love songs Local singer songwriter Megan Jerome recalls a childhood of sing-a-longs around the piano.
Her father, James Jerome, was a parliamentarian and the speaker of the House of Commons in the 1970s, had another side after work.
“What he did every night was come home and put a scotch and a cigar by the side of the piano and play for hours and hours and hours,” said Jerome, ” And my mother would sing and my brothers would play guitar.”
Today Jerome composes and teaches music in Ottawa and fronts the Megan Jerome Together Ensemble, performing her own “homemade love songs” along with accomplished local musicians: guitarist Fred Guignon, organist Don Cummings and her husband Mike Essoudry on drums.
“My songs are all basically love songs,” said Jerome. “The real theme that runs through it all is what makes me alight with joy.”