#CIVLssBattle Finalists At Concert In The Park Saturday

#CIVLssBattle Finalists showcase their talent at the Envision Financial Concert in the Park Series

Submitted. On July 19 from 6PM to 8PM, the Envision Financial Concert in the Park Series is proud to present the three finalists of #CIVLssBattle, CIVL Radio’s Battle of the Bands Singer/ Songwriter Competition. John Welsh (Winner), Franklyn Currie and Tristan Smith will perform at the Kariton Art Gallery stage in Mill Lake Park (2387 Ware Street) in Abbotsford.

Cover: John Welsh. CIVL – Jayme Anne Photography

John Welsh: Over the last 10 years John Welsh has been performing his eclectic style of music for audiences around Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. He got his start in the college house party scene playing songs everyone could sing along to. Welsh draws influences from artists such as Ben Harper, Michael Franti, Sam Roberts and Joel Plaskett. His songs are often inspired by his travel experiences and blend elements of folk, surf rock, reggae and Latin.

Franklyn Currie: Born and raised where city meets country, Franklyn Currie finds inspiration for his emotive songs in the vast fields of the Fraser Valley, and the train-tracks and alleys lining the core of his small-town home, Abbotsford, BC. Driven by his passion for writing and making music, Currie’s soft-spoken, “alternative country” style blurs the edge between downhome and downtown.

Tristan Smith: An overly verbose impersonation of Peter Gabriel impersonating Michael Jackson. One word to describe Tristan Smith? Articulate. Tristan has a powerful, sweet sounding voice that makes you stop and look, and a songwriting style that will have you fighting ear-worms until bedtime.

Together, these three performers will surely provide a diverse night of live entertainment for a wide range of music enthusiasts.

CIVL Radio 101.7FM is the campus and community based radio station at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV). CIVL provides alternative FM and online radio content for the students and communities of the University of the Fraser Valley, broadcasting at 101.7 FM in Abbotsford, Mission and parts of Langley. CIVL also offers training and opportunities for students and community members to get involved, learning the basics and necessary skills of radio broadcast and grass roots journalism, as well as providing free promotion and outreach for non-profit and community groups that service our neighbourhood with necessary functions.

CIVL began broadcasting on FM radio in September of 2010 at a low range after podcasting live at CIVL.ca since March 2008, and since February 2012, has broadcasted at full power from West Abbotsford. CIVL operates primarily based on the work of volunteers, students, and a small staff of dedicated personnel.

CIVL hosts and organizes local music events at UFV, with the Envision Concert/Coffee House Series, at The Reach Gallery and Museum, Mission Folk Fest, and Jam in Jubilee, as well as promoting local music and artists on a regular basis at no charge. For more information on CIVL Radio 101.7FM, visit civl.ca.

For more information about the Envision Financial Concert in the Park Series, including the full concert schedule, please contact the Abbotsford Arts Council at 604.852.9358 or info@abbotsfordartscouncil.com, or visit us online at abbotsfordartscouncil.org.

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About Envision Financial
Envision Financial is a division of First West Credit Union, B.C.’s third-largest credit union, with 39 branches and 28 insurance offices throughout the province operating under the Envision Financial, Valley First and Enderby & District Financial brands. Led by Launi Skinner, First West has $7.7 billion in assets under administration, more than 177,000 members and close to 1,300 employees. For its extensive community involvement, Envision Financial is designated a Caring Company by Imagine Canada. For more information on Envision Financial, visit www.envisionfinancial.ca.

About the Abbotsford Arts Council

Established in 1971, the Abbotsford Arts Council acts as a resource for local artists while promoting the vision, creativity, and energy of the Abbotsford community through the arts. Nearly 70 local arts, heritage and culture organizations receive support under the umbrella of the Abbotsford Arts Council, and the talents of hundreds of local artists are showcased by the Abbotsford Arts Council each year at the Kariton Art Gallery and Boutique, the Envision Financial Coffee House Concert and Concert in the Park Series, the Arty Awards and the Christmas Artisan Gift Fair. To learn more about the Abbotsford Arts Council, visit abbotsfordartscouncil.org.

Kariton Gallery A-List 2013

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