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Hippodrome glad to help community at community cabaret

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Local funk/ R and B/ disco band Hippodrome are always happy to lend a hand in the community.Hippodrome plays the community cabaret this week. Photo by Richard Amery

 The band, formed  back in 12 years ago in 2005 by drummer Brad Brouwer, bassist Paul Holden, and frontman Juran Green and lead singer Erica Hunt plus horn section Don Robb and Ryan Heseltine, are playing the community Cabaret for the Geomatic Attic and  the Southern Alberta community Living  Association at the German Canadian Club (902 6 Street North), March 4.

 Also on the bill are Metis Red River Jigging with Pogo, Moccasin Flats followed by Lethbridge’s premiere dance band Hippodrome.
“It’s the community, so we‘re glad to help, ” said Brouwer noting Hippodrome formed 12 years ago.

“I was thinking, when I was a jazz student, that there aren’t a lot of big bands left and that there should be one,” Brouwer said, he heard about how well Juran Green sang and asked him to join. Erica Hunt, Paul Holden, Ryan Heseltine and  Don Robb were soon to follow.  He noted Hippodrome doesn’t play many gigs in a year as they all have day jobs and are members of other bands.

“We’re able to rotate members if someone can’t make a gig,“ he said. They began with Karen, Shawna and Andrea Romolliwa singing backup and several other members who play as they are needed.

Tickets are $20 for the show which begins at 7 p.m. with all proceeds going to community building initiatives through Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination).

Community minded businesses have come together as sponsors to keep this event affordable to all members of our community. This event is supported by CMARD German Canadian Club.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Monday, 27 February 2017 14:15 )  
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