Music is as old as the hills and as new as the latest download from iTunes or Spotify. No matter where it comes from, it is a part of our lives from the moment we arrive on the planet and to a greater or lesser extent, right up to the moment you are reading this.
Music is enjoyed in cars, trains, buses, planes, living rooms, on the street, in the subway, in bars, clubs, theatres, concert halls or through ear buds. Some of us take the big jump into actually making music, by playing an instrument, writing music or singing. And we either make that music for personal enjoyment and/or with family and friends, at gatherings at home or back yard, around the camp fire or at the cottage or cabin.
In 2015, at the age of 68, I took a huge and unforeseen leap into auditioning to become a member of a high performance rock/pop vocal group. Revv52 (www.revv52.com) consists of 50 women and men and 2017 marks the group’s 65th Anniversary!! Last year, in addition to two sold-out, four-performance shows to over 4,000 people in Calgary, we also performed to a sold out house in Carnegie Hall in New York City!! This season is already on its way to being another huge growth step and amazing success with our January show, MixTape Live, behind us and our next big show, Vinyl Spin coming up in the first three days of June, all in Calgary.
And, for Canada’s 150th Birthday, Revv52 has been invited to perform in The Calgary Stampede Evening Grandstand Show, an incredible run of eleven nights in July to over 250,000 people!!! Music is more alive and well than ever.
Just cannot think of a better way to help celebrate the 150th year of this incredible country of ours, Canada!!
Ken W – Coril Holdings Ltd.