The best part about performing is connecting with other musicians. When Humber College asked me to perform for their annual Alcohol Awareness Event, I was excited to get to collaborate with two Humber music students, Nate Payne (saxophone) and Adrian Thomas (keys). Both mega talented and laid back, our trio hit the Shaken not Blurred stage on April 13, 2016 and performed Crazy in Love, Skyfall, Summertime, just to name a few.
With a classical music background, the collaboration was even cooler for me because we come from different schools of thought. In rehearsal, I'm used to always performing with a score (sheet music) where these guys could get by just using their ears. It's a different ways of learning music, but both are valid. I don't perform pop music much anymore unless I'm singing for weddings, but it was a super cool opportunity to perform for the community and sing some fun music. It brought me back to singing before I went to music school.
Our trio, Casual Muffin (inside joke, sorry guys!) even took this awesome band photo:
The event was hosted by Humber College's Public Relations Postgraduate program, who worked tirelessly for three months planning the event. They nailed it, with multiple vendors, sweet swag and delicious sushi. Below is a little video of our set, some funny photos and a link to an alcohol awareness interview with chair Kate Kourtsidis.
Thanks to Humber College for having me - it was a total treat and a great way to start my Wednesday!
I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!