By: Remington Fioraso
Who: Red Velvet Music
Where: House of James in Abbotsford, BC
When: June 13, 2015
Based in Maple Ridge, Red Velvet Music is a musical duo consisting of Darrell Swanson and Katherine Grefner. I saw the duo perform at the House of James in Abbotsford, BC on June 13, 2015. The show was the second to last in the first half of the 2015 Envision Financial Coffee House Concert Series.
It was my first time at the venue, as well as the first at a cafe seeing a band play. It’s a more relaxing and chill atmosphere than what I am used to. It’s simply listening to and enjoying the music, hanging out and conversing with others while having coffee/food (and gelato!).
I really enjoyed hearing Red Velvet Music play. They played two sets. Included in their setlists were covers of “Over The Rainbow,” “Just Haven’t Met You Yet,” “I Got The Music In Me,” and “On Broadway.” Pianist Darrell Swanson and vocalist Katherine Grefner perform well together – both are talented and complement the other’s craft. Overall, a good night!
Connect with Red Velvet Music:
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!
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