All the way from the Yukon, the band Speed Control is offering an intense 3-day March Break “RAWK CAMP” for young, local musicians. The camp culminates in a performance by the kids and the members of Speed Control at the Osprey on Wednesday, March 12 at 8 pm.
In the camp itself, kids at various levels of experience will work on music skills. Starting on Monday, the participants will learn, practice and build toward the performance on Wednesday night.
Two brothers head up Speed Control – Graeme Peters and Jody Peters. Ian March rounds out the trio. These guys are well trained musicians, coming from jazz and classical backgrounds. But their passion is rock-n-roll, comparing their sound and style to early Police and Nirvana.
Over a three-week period in early winter, the band played in 33 schools to a total of 10,000 students. Their love really is getting kids involved in music. One of the band members is a teacher, and the band has dedicated itself –with the support of its sponsor Yamaha – to bringing music into kids’ lives.
They’ve even created a show they call “Rags to RAWK,” the history of rock-n-roll that follows the journey of this musical style from 1898 to the present. They perform it in elementary, middle and high schools.
“Shelburne RAWKS” is the name the group has given their show this Wednesday night. It’s an opportunity to hear some hot rock music and support local upcoming musicians.
Shelburne RAWKS takes place on the Wednesday of March break.
General admission is $10. Tickets are available at the door only.