Christy Vanden and Brodie Dawson join forces to create the powerful duo She Could Be Trouble.

Trouble brewing at 1st Tuesday Fundraiser

She Could Be Trouble playing for EduAfrica

The complementary talents of hard hitting femmes Brodie Dawson and Christy Vanden is one of the most exciting collaborations to hit the music scene this year.

As their name playfully suggests, She Could Be Trouble delivers music with magical harmonies and an unpredictable edge that leaves their fans eagerly watching for upcoming shows.

They’ll be performing a benefit concert  Oct. 6 at the Mex Pub as featured guests of 1st Tuesday Fundraisers.

Playing for EduAfrica

The evening will raise money for EduAfrica, a charity that has been started locally and reaches across the globe to bring healing and hope.

This charity raises money for several focused education initiatives for women and children in Africa, left widowed or orphaned due to the 1994 Rwanda genocide and HIV.

The charity pays the school fees for those who don’t have the financial means to attend primary or secondary school, and funds learning centres where new vocational skills are taught.

Brodie Dawson

Dawson has had an overwhelming response to her latest 2015 VIMA nominated single All This Time, a release that captures what fans already love about her music and explores the new territory you’d expect from a creative artist. Named Vocalist of the Year at the Vancouver Island Music Awards in 2014, Dawson has proven that breaking many of the established rules in music and staying true to her own style works. Her music has been enjoyed by fans at the Filberg Festival, Folk on the Rocks Festival, and Serenity Music Festival as well as record crowds at SunFest Country Music Festival.

You’ll find a piece of your own story in each of her songs, and the honesty of her writing is as captivating as her soulful voice. Her crossover through genres, blending of influences and her pure unmistakable talent sets her apart and delivers something truly unique. When asked what her style is, she can only say: “It’s soulful ‘bluesy’ folk, with a gospel funk, a twist of pop and a twang of old-school country’.

Christy Vanden

For Christy Vanden, a music-filled life was almost inevitable. Born to musical parents, Vanden grew up moving from place to place, traveling to Mexico in a Volkswagen van, and playing her tiny orange classical guitar from age seven. For some time now, she has been happily touring with Dawson, who recognized immediately, the talent within. Asked to join alongside Dawson and hoist an electric guitar has proved to be a perfect match.  Combining forces is allowing her old soul talent to shine! Her performance on the Sunfest Country Music Festival (2014) main stage, which supported crowds of 30, 000 that weekend was magic. At 21, Vanden is bringing her own style of playing to an old school, revered club of those who wield a Fender Stratocaster American Tradition, electric guitar.  This girl is not all power and push, she is equally at home picking beautifully on her acoustic, entrancing you with her smartly crafted songs and delicate voice. Between teaching music and her college studies, Vanden is finding her place in music, continually improving her art and honing her songwriting skills.

Order of Wings

The evening starts at 7:30 p.m. and will be hosted by Judy and Bruce Wing, joined by violinist Blaine Dunaway. Admission is by donation, and all of the donation proceeds go to the charity, and tax receipts are available. As always, food donations in support of the Comox Valley Food Bank Society are also appreciated.

For more information about EduAfrica visitwww.edu-africa.org/index.html.

 

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