In case you missed it, Kelly’s Hotel Resort Rosslare is a super summer holiday destination. Especially when they put on some super Jazzy Music every Sunday night.
I was over the moon to be asked to take a weekly jazz spot in the La Marine Bar at Kelly’s this summer.
Kelly’s is a BEAUTIFUL and peaceful spot, tucked away on a Wexford headland, it’s a luxury hotel that somehow feels like home. It turns out that the owner Bill Kelly is a fan of Jazz and I had the pleasure of meeting him a number of times. He would simply shake my hand in the middle of a song as he was on the rounds making sure guests were happy and all was up to standard at the hotel.
For me, I was literally in heaven! It took a week or two to settle into a rhythm with Patrick Mollitor on piano as we needed to adjust amps and move around to be heard better. But once we got into it and the sound was perfect we added new tunes almost every week and we even did a request or two. Requests can be a minefield though if we didn’t have the music or the words to hand but I was really happy with Summertime which I sang to celebrate a couple’s wedding anniversary. Luckily I know that song well 🙂