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Bands form to help Lethbridge Girls Rock Camp

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What happens when you put a group of random musicians together into a band and make them learn a set of music and possibly Silvana Campus  playing for Lethbridge Girls Rock. Photo by Richard Ameryan instrument in a week and make them perform a show at the end of the week? Complete chaos or complete genius.

That is what happens every year during the Lethbridge Girls Rock Camp, so a group of local musicians  got together to see if they could do what the girls do for a Lethbridge Girls Rock Fundraiser at the Slice, April 23.

Luckily most of the musicians forming five or six different bands already knew their instruments pretty well, not to mention had played together in various different incarnations, so they had a leg up.

 There was a pretty impressive variety of  music being played. Most of the bands opted to learn covers, but a few of the bands came up with original songs.
 I caught most of the bands, though I was running back and forth between this and Papa King’s show at the Owl Acoustic Lounge.John Vornbrock performing for the Lethbridge Girls Rock Camp. Photo by Richard Amery
Rod Torfulson's Armada featuring Jon Vornbrock wearing a blonde wig and black dress, Quint Viskup and Silvana Campus opened the show with a quick set of popular ’90s girls alternative rock including some Breeders and Veruca Salt’s “Seether.”

Dr. Quinn and the Medicine Women  featuring Ali, Avery Friesen, Devin Gergel and Joel Stretch followed up with a set of laid back alternative country music sung by Ali and Devin Gergel.

I just missed Pulling Cards (Courtney Faulkner, Sean and Marc) but arrived in time to hear the end  of Moi$t Towelletez (James Phelan, Mickey Hayward, Nicole Hembroff  and Ray Banman), who ended their set with Aretha Franklin’s “You Make Me Feel like a Natural Woman.”

Amberlea Parker playing for Lethbridge Girls Rock. photo by Richard Amery
That was an unfortunate happenstance for Perpendicular which featured frontman Chris Hibbard, guitarist Jeff Henry, myself on bass and Lyndsay on drums, who had also prepared a version of Natural Woman except based on the Smalls version of it. We made the most of it and followed it up with two originals.
Radio Silence (Aaron Trozzo, Adrian Sutherland and Amberlea Parker) finished off the fundraiser with a tight set of jam fuelled indie rock

—  By Richard Amery, l.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 04 May 2016 11:53 )  
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