By: Remington Fioraso
Who: Wes Mack, Madeline Merlo, & One More Girl
Where: Langley Events Centre in Langley, BC
When: June 14, 2014
On June 14, 2014, 93.7 JRFM held a ‘JRBQ’ in support of “Basics For Babies” at the Langley Events Centre in Langley, BC. As part of the festivity of events, acoustic sets were performed by Wes Mack, Madeline Merlo, and One More Girl. The three artists have regular rotation on the radio station.
The first artist to hit the stage was Wes Mack. In addition to having acting creds (including Icicle in Smallville and Austin Mars in Heartland), the artist has been in the Canadian country music scene. The song I enjoyed hearing the most was entitled “Duet” performed with Carly of One More Girl. The chorus was stuck in my head for the rest of the day.
Maple Ridge’s Madeline Merlo can be recognized from her single “Sinking Like a Stone.” She is set to release her new single and EP soon. At a prior event JRFM held, I had the opportunity to see Merlo play so I was ecstatic to be able to see her perform again. She simply has a phenomenal voice and it is truly captured by acoustic performances. My favourite song of the set, and one I was anticipating the most, was “Deleted.”
Video of Merlo performing “Deleted”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKfvVa2brAY
Finally, Maple Ridge’s One More Girl took the stage for the final performance of the day. One More Girl consists of sisters Britt and Carly McKillip. Occupying the sisters during the set was their father, Tom McKillip. I have consistently heard One More Girl on JRFM, can sing along to every song, but they are so much better live. The song that I enjoyed the most was “Love Like Mine.”
Thank you to JRFM for another great line-up and event!
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!