I Remember You – Paris Payne Trio – Clunes WIW 2013

Posted on September 11, 2013


I Remember You copy  LSL Star and Stage

Recently, as part of the Goldfields regional Words in Winter 2013 in Clunes, Paris Payne trio performed the rare gem of “I Remember You”, detailing the intertwined lives of lyricist Johnny Mercer and singer/actress Judy Garland.   At Lucky Strike Lounge, a quality vintage provincial kitchen/coffee and wine bar/venue combined,  Paris Payne’s vocals, Neil Hodgson bass and Silas Palmer on keyboards took patrons on a journey through the life and times of these two talented forces, and the result was spell binding.   At once heartbreaking and touching, the highs and lows of their 30 year illicit affair carried them along the wave of fame and fortune, together, in spite of them being married to other people.   Johnny Mercer penned some 1,500 songs during his career, many of them inspired by Judy Garland and often sung by her, in the 30’s and ’50’s.  Paris Payne narrates the story and then sequences the songs, starting with inspiration from their early lives together, right through the whole story.  Memorable and original interpretations of versions of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”, “Day In, Day Out”, and “That Old Black Magic” among many others, moved and delighted the audience by turns.   Whether you know the history of these two dynamic and influential Hollywood stars, or not, this show is worth seeing.  Watch out for it in select entertainment guides and venues.  Lucky Strike Lounge is a vibrant vintage inspired venue, where quality and conviviality is paramount, and Cherie and Mark, along with chef Dan Melbourne (du Fermier Trentham), front of house Dan Clarkson and staff, make the perfect hosts.   See below for links and contact details for operating hours and essential booking information.

Paris Payne Trio I Remember You  LSL Logo Window

Lucky Strike – Provincial Kitchen – Coffee and Wine Lounge

33 Fraser Street, Clunes, Victoria 3370

Phone Bookings and Enquiries (03) 5345 3308

Website Lucky Strike Lounge 

Social Media – Lucky Strike Lounge Facebook

words and images: copyright M. Roleff, 2013