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Music Students Set to Take the Stage at Expressions

Two Great Bands to Play Downtown Nelson

 

Selkirk College Contemporary Music & Technology Program students are getting ready to wrap up another school year, but not before leaving their mark on the town.

Selkirk’s acoustic folk ensemble Sons and Daughters and Selkirk’s jazz ensemble Thea and the Fine Gentlemen will be taking the stage at Expressions in downtown Nelson on April 10. The groups will be performing songs that range from Esperanza Spalding to Neil Young.

Sons and Daughters at Expressions

Sons and Daughters will play Expressions in downtown Nelson on April 10. The band is made up of Selkirk College Contemporary Music & Technology Program students.

Take one part folk and one part bluegrass, mix in a little soul and talented musicians, and you have Sons and Daughters. Under the direction of Selkirk Voice Instructor Laura Landsberg, the group will perform covers from The Wailin’ Jennys, Neil Young and The Eagles. The band is made up of current Selkirk students Elijah Larson (vocals), Nikita Afonso (vocals), Dylan Ferris (mandolin, banjo, vocals), Colin Weeks (guitar, vocals), Yitsy Holton Hinshaw (violin, keys, vocals), Hunter Stanway (bass, vocals) and Aaron Thrasher (drums).

Opening Act Not to be Missed

Thea and the Fine Gentleman are made up of one lady and three fine gentlemen. They are a quartet with a lounge vibe reminiscent of Nat King Cole and Diana Krall. Band members include Thea Loberg (vocals), Paul Landsberg (guitar), Elian Nelson (bass) and Jason Jung (piano).

So come out to support the students and enjoy an evening of acoustic jazz and harmony infused folk music. Cover is $10 at the door and $5 for students. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. with the show starting at 7:30 p.m.

Sons and Daughters will also be playing a special afternoon set on April 12 at Ellison’s Market starting at 1 p.m.

The Selkirk College Contemporary Music & Technology Program can be found on Nelson’s Tenth Street Campus. The two-year program encourages and prepares students for the entertainment industry.

 

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