|Arts & Entertainment|
By LeRae Haynes
Local blues and R&B band Soupbone’s first CD ‘Lead Me On’ will be featured on the air waves this weekend, beginning today, Saturday January 22 at 2pm on 93.1 CFIS fm, and on line at www.cfisfm.com
Tunes from the CD can be heard on ‘At the Crossroads’, which will be aired on the Rush CFFM 97.5 tomorrow, Sunday, January 27 beginning at 7pm.
‘Lead Me On’ was released earlier this month, and is locally available at the Station House Gallery, Audiotronics, Audio Video and the Comer Beer and Wine Store.
(Photo: Craig Smith About Face Photography)
Described as ‘solid, awesome blues’ and ‘high-energy, top-talent original music’, the band is made up of musicians who bring years of talent, experience and performance passion to the stage, entertaining audiences at a wide range of venues and events, both locally and in places throughout the province.
The band is made up of Brandon Fateaux on drums, Dean Fulton on lead vocals, piano and harp, Shane Boxeur on bass and back up vocals and Garry Grosso on rhythm guitar and Joel Gyselinck on lead guitar.
Soupbone bass player Shane Boxeur said that the band will be playing soon in the Blue Grotto in Kamloops and at the Nanaimo Blues Festival this summer.
(Photos by Morgan Grosso)
“Some people play music to win the big awards, but I play it because I love it—brings me back to when I was seven years old rolling around on the floor with my dad playing guitar,” he said, adding that he grew up with a lot of music.
“My dad had a radio station in Saskatchewan when I was growing up—he played guitar, sang and cut a few records. My mom played some violin when she was young and my sisters played music. I grew up listening to country music by Johnny Cash and Johnny Horton,” he explained.
“I was lucky---every person I every played with had parents who would say, ‘Turn that off’, but my parents never did.”
He said that the band’s newly released CD represents both a great sense of shared accomplishment and a great sense of camaraderie.
“I hope that people who hear our CD, if they’ve seen us live, get a mental picture of us playing on stage, goofing off and having so much fun,” he said. “Playing music is the best buzz in the world. Literally, when you’re ‘on’, the hairs on your arms stand up.”
The band is busy writing and promoting the CD, and will announce a CD release party soon. “We really appreciate everyone who’s supported up---we’ve had very positive community support,” he said. “We’ll be playing at the Station House Gallery for a benefit this spring—come and check us out.”
For more information about booking Soupbone for a performance or purchasing a CD, phone Garry Grosso at 250-398-5153.
** Please note that at 12:45pm 22-January-11, some technical diffculties getting on to the 93.1 CFIS fm website were reported.
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