SURREY â€” Organizers of the Band-Aid youth music camp have scored the teaching help of Surrey’s Good for Grapes.
The acclaimed folk-pop band, winners of the big-money Peak Performance Project talent contest last fall, will talk about songwriting and â€œtour survivalâ€ at the full-day event, Saturday, Sept. 12 at Surrey Arts Centre.
Itâ€™s free to attend the second annual camp, or â€œyouth musician development workshop,â€ geared toward teens and young adults. There is room for up to 60 participants.
Young singers, songwriters, solo artists and bands are welcome to attend the community-driven Band-Aid, the aim of which is to give young musicians experience, practical tools and marketable skills, and also connect them with industry professionals who can assist and inspire them.
Other industry mentors at this yearâ€™s Band-Aid include Music BC executive director Bob Dâ€™Eith (who will talk about â€œA Career in Musicâ€), Whitehorse-based pop-punk band Speed Control (â€œStage Presenceâ€) and producer/engineer Brad Graham (â€œHome Recording: Mastering Your Musicâ€).
Daytime workshops are followed by a â€œJam Nightâ€ concert for family and friends.
To register, call 604-501-5100 and use registration number 4415816. Details are posted at Surrey.ca/youth/260.aspx.