Submitted. British Columbia’s community record label Mighty Speck Records has gradually built up its profile in the BC community over the past five years, through touring, album releases, online presence, and a unique mandate for charity work and youth mentoring.
Pictured: Pon The Rebel – photo credit: Brad Edwards Photography
As Mighty Speck approaches its fifth birthday in December, they hit the road through Southern BC in the first half of October with a mission that is twofold: impress BC audiences with their musical variety show and spread a message of unity.
“We seem to have hit a peak of disparity and discord in the world recently,” says Mighty Speck Records president and founder James Kasper, “and even though it’s a daunting idea for an individual or, in this case, a small record label to make a difference in the big picture, I think every little reminder that we’re all in this together is important. So, we’re calling this the Unity Tour.”
The Unity Tour’s official poster quotes former U.S. President John F. Kennedy: “I’m certain that after the dust of centuries has passed over our cities, we, too, will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battle or politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit.”
The southern BC tour is scheduled to hit three Island cities – Victoria on Oct. 5 (Brentwood Bay Village Empourium), Ladysmith on Oct. 6 (In The Beantime), Nanaimo on Oct. 7 (Corner Lounge), and three mainland cities – Mission on Oct. 12 (The Stage in Mission), Abbotsford on Oct. 13 (The Reach Gallery), and Nelson on Oct. 14 (Cafe Momento).
The Unity Tour will feature eight performers in total, with a minimum of three at each showcase. The list of artists includes Ladysmith’s Terry Boyle (Irish folk), Victoria’s The Lost Talkers (high-energy celtic folk rock), the Comox Valley’s Chasey Rae (alt country), Victoria’s Pon The Rebel (folk pop), Vancouver’s Luki Fero (rock), Victoria’s James Kasper (folk noir/alt country), the Comox Valley’s Dirty Dominion (bluesy folk rock), and Vancouver’s Joshua Job (uptempo folk pop).
Anyone wanting more information about the tour can email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 778-350-9725.