Musically the games were a blessing as musicians from every arena, genre and culture seemed to be represented and given a stage to sing from. I think that every band or artist who took their opportunity to put on their best show deserves our admiration.
I sang at the casinos a number of times throughout the Olympics with the fabulous Hitmen. You can catch some of the video promo I made from the footage that my dear Mother took, in the clip below. Just so you know, the band actually is full of singers and we all equally sing songs throughout the night so it is a very diverse set list... usually............but of course my Mom had control of my camera and she only shot me......... so, I turned it into a promo for my blog. For more info on all of the Hitmen click HERE.
I was also delighted to be able to sing for at least one official Olympic Event out at the Richmond O-Zone with dear friend Kelly Brock who was one of the artists in the Musical Expressions concert. Musical Expressions is an ongoing series for local musicians which features both published recording artists as well as up and coming and locally relevant independant artists. The series is produced and hosted by Cherelle Jardine. Cherelle and I share the same kind of passion and desire to see other people succeed and as a result she is not only a wonderful artist but also a successful promoter. I see good things surrounding her and if you are a musican or music lover, you should visit her website. Definitely take the time to go out and see one of her Musical Expressions shows if you are interested in hearing your local musicians and celebs in a venue that is up close and personal.
In the meantime why not enjoy our most recent All Access Pass which was just a lot of fun to shoot. It is a true backstage pass video, I shared the day as I saw it through my own camera lens. I even took footage throughout Kelly's whole set while I was singing so that you can see what you in the audience look like to us up on stage. What a day for music it was, here is your behind the scenes peek!
The musicians in the band Andre Kunkle(keys/bass), Todd Taylor(guitar), and Guido Thylmann(drums). Special guest John Higgins of the smashingly successful trio known as, the Higgins, joined Kelly for a duet which was excellent fun and very well received! There were a number of acts throughout the day, I was there to film a couple of them as well so this video also features music and behind the scenes clips from my visit with Steven Sainas from Mud Dog, and Dustin from the Dustin Bentall Outfit .
I leave you with this photo of me and the girls. I am just so glad to know so many amazing, talented, creative, supportive sisters in this city. Honestly, all of my girlfriends out there rock with talent, beauty, creativity, kindness and most of all, heart.
~Cherelle, Rach, Kelly~
See you soon!