Rose Cousins & Rachel Sermanni, CBC Studio 700, October 4, 2013
“No more almond croissants,” said Scottish singer/songwriter Rachel Sermanni from the stage. That thought was followed by a long pause while she considered what to say next. “Life…is different now.” The comment referred to a moment earlier in her tour with Rose Cousins when Sermanni discovered she was allergic to almonds thanks to a bag that Cousins had in her car.
That was just one of the night’s more entertaining moments. Sermanni and Cousins met in Toronto earlier in 2013 and decided to play a few shows together. It turns out to have been an inspired choice, as the musicians complement each other well on stage. Sermanni’s outwardly shy and awkward persona is a stark contrast to Cousin’s confident, comfortable presence on stage. The result was a show of fantastic music with highly entertaining moments in between.