Appealing To The Masses
Mass Appeal is a concert performed by, and for, the public. Participation is free to anyone who wants to take part — either as a performer OR an audience member!
Guitar players of all ages and skill levels are invited to view the set list and instructional videos at www.massappealwinnipeg.ca. Practice the songs on your own and then show up at the Gas Station Theatre at noon on Saturday September 28 for a group rehearsal followed by the performance. Music selections range from very easy to more challenging, so that there is something for everyone from beginners to pros!
Rehearsal takes place from noon to 1:00 pm with the concert running from 1:30 – 2:00. It’s a perfect opportunity to dust off your guitar and come out to make some new musical friends. Anyone wishing to participate in Mass Appeal can visit www.massappealwinnipeg.ca or www.winnipegarts.ca to find out more.
Leading the ensemble is Brian James. Well-known in Winnipeg’s music scene as a performer and producer, Brian has been a professional musician and songwriter for over 15 years – he was a founding member and guitar player of legendary Winnipeg indie pop band Quinzy as well as an award-winning session guitar player and record producer. Music education and community have always been important to Brian – he’s taught a free drop-in music program in Winnipeg’s West End for the past 6 years and currently teaches multiple instruments at the internationally acclaimed School of Rock.
Accompanied by an all-star group of players to keep things rocking along, including Jess Rae Ayre of The Sweet Alibi, Dan Jordan of Red Moon Road/Retro Rhythm Review, Meg Dolovich of the Joey Landreth Band and Liam Duncan of The Middle Coast, Brian will guide the group through a selection of rock, pop and folk tunes to celebrate music and community.
The Winnipeg Arts Council Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation with charitable status, charged by the City of Winnipeg to distribute funding to arts organizations and artists, to manage the City’s Public Art Policy, and to champion development of the arts for the people of Winnipeg. The Winnipeg Arts Council is a city-building organization focused on the relationship between the arts and quality of life in the city, and building Winnipeg’s reputation as a City of the Arts, nationally and internationally.