A wide range of genres and exceptional talent will be on display at Nelson’s Shambhala Music & Performance Hall when second-year students in the Selkirk College Contemporary Music & Technology Program hit the stage for the annual showcase concert series.
On April 5, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Shambhala Music & Performance Hall listen to Isaac Klaassen-Wright (loud, rock, prog rock, metal) and Ryan Hommy (punk, rock, progressive).
Blue Strange, aka “That-One-Guy-On-Drums” or “Please-Stop-Playing-So-Loud,” was born to perform, whether it be on the streets with a homemade drum set, comprised of suitcase and things that go clank, or on the mainstage of local Saskatchewan music festivals. While performing is Blue’s true passion, he has also found a love for writing. Inspired by a wide range of artists including Genesis, Queens of the Stone Age, Snarky Puppy, The Smiths, and Beck, Blue strives to create a sound of his own. Blue is finishing his last year in Selkirk College’s Contemporary Music & Technology program in Nelson, BC, and what better way to finish it all off than with a bang! His showcase will feature mostly originals.
Ryan Hommy, the super wizard of guitar and voice, is a third year Directed Studies Major student at Selkirk working on furthering his knowledge of all the things the school offers. In this his final year he has been building upon his Production Major of last year by taking Composition and Film Scoring this year, along side his instrument. His showcase will be a culmination of the focused skills learned so far including songs from before and after coming to Selkirk. The sounds of his mind will paint a sonic narrative for the audience, all based on a fictional world he has constructed full of love, loss, addiction, depression, hate, murder and mystery! Drawing from Rock, Punk, Funk, and Progressive genres this showcase will prove to be a truly unique musical experience. Don’t miss it!
Doors open at 7 p.m. and admission is by donation.
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