Uncovered kick off Whoop Up Days with acoustic hits


 Whoop up Days 2021 opened Thursday, Sept. 2 with  a solid show from local band Uncovered, who aptly covered everything from country to pop music in the set I heard.

 The band, Chris “Juno” Craig, Danny Douglas, Kelly Klimchuik, Ryan Kasteel and lead singer Alison Hawkins Fehr played a strong set of energetic acoustic music to a variety of popular covers.


Uncovered opened the Gas King stage for Whoop Up Days, Sept. 2. Photo by Richard Amery

 Alison Hawkins Fehr sounded and looked a little like Shania Twain as she was belting out Keith Urban’s “To Love Somebody.”

 She followed it up with summer favourite, Katrina and The Waves’  “Walking on Sunshine.”


 Djembe player Chris “Juno” Craig took over lead vocals for  a few songs including Roxette’s “ She’s Got the Look” and another ’90s number I didn’t recognize.


 Fehr returned to lead vocals and percussion duties for the Chicks’ “Goodbye Earl.”


 Juno wound up the  first set by singing lead vocals on Hall and Oates‘ “ Maneater.”

 Whoop Up Days continue tonight with country musician Ryan Lindsay playing the Gas King Stage in Heritage Hall. Whoop up Days winds up on Saturday with Coda Blues followed by the Eric Braun band.


 Masks are strongly recommended by Whoop up Day organizers, though very few people were wearing them.

Whoop Up Days is noon to midnight, Sept. 3 and 4 at Exhibition Park.  Admission and parking is free.

— by Richard Amery, L.A.Beat Editor