Archive for June, 2013

Kispiox Valley Music Festival

Monday, June 17th, 2013

I just got the email: we’re accepted to play at KVMF this year.  Scheduling isn’t done yet so we don’t know our time slot yet.

Smithers Midsummer Music Festival

Monday, June 17th, 2013

We’re received our time slot for this year’s Midsummer festival: 8 pm, Friday, July 5, on Stage 3.  This will be a departure from what people are used to from us in that we’re planning to do mostly original material.  Don’t worry; it’s still gonna rock.

Next up, Smithers Street Fair

Sunday, June 9th, 2013

We’re scheduled to play at the Main Street Festival in Smithers on Saturday, June 15 at 1:30 pm.  Hope to see you there!

Relay for Life, Smithers

Sunday, June 9th, 2013

We played at Relay for Life in Smithers last night (Saturday, June 8).  Thanks again to Lauri Deveau and the rest of the organizers for having us there.  It was a privilege. Apparently, they raised more than $52,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society.

This was our third or fourth time (we’re musicians, not calendars, Jim!) playing for this annual event.  This year, it meant more to us and especially to me.  Just a few days ago, my wife, Sylvia, had her final chemotherapy treatment and was informed that she is now officially a cancer survivor.

The entertainment ran from noon to just before midnight and we were the final act.   Some people were dancing and we could see some shadowy figures watching out there despite the stage lights obscuring our view.  This was the first time Laurette Tesla appeared with Axes of Ego.  She was a member of The BRB, an extinct band that included several members of AoE.  She’s been practising with us for a little while and we hope to have her doing some lead vocals the next time we play.

– Brad