Acoustic concert tour featured local student performers
A recent music event was a huge success and raised funds for Quinte-area secondary schools.
The "A Tune for a Twoon" acoustic concert tour featured the following four emerging young singers/songwriters:
Rikki Montgomery, a 16-year-old Bayside Secondary School student whose song “Always” reached the #1 spot on the local MIX-97 Top 6 @ 6 countdown. The last local artist to achieve the #1 spot was Avril Lavigne.
Emily Workman, also 16 years-old and attending Bayside, Emily has been recently featured on the MIX-97 morning show and CJBQ’s “Weekend Magazine” with host Sean Kelly. Her song “Teenage Drama Queen” is currently in rotation and has been heard on the Ryan Seacrest “at40” show.
Brooke Bruce, a 15-year-old Prince Edward Collegiate Institute student whose songwriting rivals that of her musical heroes, has been earning standing ovations and rave reviews for her performances at local talent competitions such as Belleville Idol and Picton Rising Star.
- Chantel Johnston, a 16-year-old Specialist High Skills Majors Music major from Napanee District Secondary School who has been performing for live audiences with her band, TST, since her early teens.
The event was organized by producer Brent Bodrug and Sly-Fi Chapel recording studio in association with MIX-97. All revenue generated from the $2 admission was donated to the Quinte Secondary School music department in appreciation of the school hosting the event. In addition, Sly-Fi Chapel, in association with Steinberg Media Technologies and Yamaha Music Canada, donated recording equipment and tutorial DVDs to area secondary schools.
Quinte Secondary School, as the school that raised the most money through attendance, also hosted a “live-to-air breakfast with the MIX-97 morning crew” from the school cafeteria on Wednesday, June 15, 2011. The school will also be provided a special recording workshop hosted by Dave Miner, Steinberg/Yamaha product specialist.
Pictured right: MIX-97 morning show hosts Sean Kelly and Orlena Cain pose with student Jared Stire during the live-to-air breakfast event.
This release contained content from Sly-Fi Chapel news release.
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