By: Remington Fioraso
Who: Jordan Pritchett
Where: Chances Maple Ridge in Maple Ridge, BC
When: April 5, 2014
Throughout the years, I have seen Jordan ‘JP’ Pritchett play with Faber Drive, Ray Gibson, Asmenos, Chris Buck Band, and his father, Aaron Pritchett. Upon seeing that he was playing his first show as a solo artist, it was difficult to say ‘no’ to going. It was slightly weird to see his name in the spotlight instead of him performing with another artist, but I was excited nonetheless. On April 5, I headed from Abbotsford to Chances in Maple Ridge to catch the show. On stage with Jordan was the amazing Philip Puxley was on guitar, banjo, and vocals.
For someone who was nervous prior to playing, they did not show it. Jordan is a natural on stage. He has a phenomenal voice and has shown significant growth as a musician. From previous acoustic performances I have been to, this was the first I saw people going to the front of the stage and dancing. As stated in his early days with Faber Drive, ‘JP’s got that touch.’ He is able to keep the crowd entertained. A highlight of the night for me was hearing him play ‘New Frontier’, a song originally sung by his dad. In addition, I was excited that Backstreet Boys and Pantera were added to the set at the last minute by request.
If given the opportunity to hear him play, do so. Look out Canada, there is an emerging country/rock singer from Abbotsford, British Columbia that will go far.
Hi Everyone! My name is Remington Fioraso. I am a graduate of the University of the Fraser Valley’s Bachelor of Arts program in Sociology, Anthropology, and Media and Communication Studies. Within my program, I focused on social media, learning about contemporary and classical sociological theory (Including Marx, Foucault, Bourdieu, and Durkheim), and communicating effectively in various modes and for different audiences (including oral communication, business communication, academic writing, entertainment media, and presentations utilizing visual media). Within my program, the question arose for many courses, “What is the relevance in the real world?” Stepping (temporarily) away from being in university, I gained an interest in Latin American development, social movements, and business. Sooner than later, I will be applying for post-grad programs to dive further into LA development and social movements to gain a theory-background in addition to a personal perspective onto the topics. In my free time, I love to travel, consume media, eat, listen to music, and write. Listening to music and writing led to my interest in working with Canadian Beats! I have been a part of the team since April 2014. A few of my personal highlights of interviews include ones with some of my favourite artists – Sumo Cyco, Madeline Merlo, and High Valley. Be sure to connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!