For Immediate Release:
VAMS Strong Sessions LIVE Concert On April 9th The Music Says It All About Access And Ability
Featuring Vancouver musicians Chin Injeti, Jim Byrnes and highlighting the strengths and talents of artists with disabilities
(VANCOUVER, BC) – Chin Injeti and Jim Byrnes will be guest performers at the second Strong Sessions LIVE concert hosted by the Vancouver Adapted Music Society (VAMS) and presented by LG 104.3 and SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs next month. The uplifting, cabaret-style event will mix Vancouver-area performers in an effort to level the playing field around accessibility and disabilities.
Strong Sessions LIVE will take place on Thursday, April 9th at SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, sfuwoodwards.ca).
Featured artists include recent Grammy-winner Injeti and Juno-winning Byrnes, roots artists Dustin Bentall and Kendel Carson, Dawn Pemberton, and members of Odds. Joining them on stage will be VAMS musicians Stanton Paradis, Jeff Standfield, Rolf Kempf, Richard Quan, and Greg ‘Spokes’ Labine. The evening will be hosted by familiar radio voices Larry Hennessey and Corrie Miller of 'LG 104.3 Mornings with Larry'.
The show celebrates The Strong Sessions CD, launched by VAMS in late 2013 to promote collaboration between artists with disabilities and independent professional musicians. The basic demos for this release were made at the VAMS wheelchair-accessible recording studio at G.F. Strong Rehab Centre before the tracks were worked on at a variety of studios including Bryan Adams’ Warehouse Studio and Fader Mountain.
“VAMS’ goal is to bring people together and in turn, make music more accessible to all. Disability is not a barrier to creativity – which this project highlights,” said VAMS co-founder and the driving force behind The Strong Sessions, Dave Symington.
Join us on Thursday, April 9th for Strong Sessions LIVE! Doors open at 6pm, and the concert begins at 7pm. Admission is $20 in advance, available online.
ABOUT VAMS | www.vams.org Vancouver Adaptive Music Society (VAMS) was co-founded in 1988 by two Vancouver musicians that happened to be quadriplegic, Sam Sullivan and Dave Symington. Sullivan, who played keyboards, and drummer Symington formed the society to overcome the barriers faced by musicians such as themselves – issues they had not come across before they became disabled as a result of sporting injuries.
MEDIA CONTACT: Jen Fritz | Fritz Media 604-626-7045 firstname.lastname@example.org