By: Jenna Melanson
Today is the big day, the final Peak Performance Project BC finale concert is taking place at the Commodore Ballroom. Over the last 3 days, we were your source for countdown interviews to the big day, first was Van Damsel, then JP Maurice and today we have alt-pop artist, Evan Konrad, otherwise known as Bed of Stars! Find out what he had to say about Peak Performance Project BC and more!
First off, can you introduce yourself to the readers?
My name is Evan Konrad and I have a music project called Bed of Stars.
You are in the top 3 of The Peak Performance Project, what was your first reaction when you found out?
My first reaction was “uh oh.” In a good way, I just knew how much lied ahead now, and it was really exciting and a bit intimidating. The exact combination I needed to pull everything together.
The upcoming Peak Performance Project is the final one for BC, how do you think these projects have helped the BC music community?
Well, I believe it’s created the community almost entirely. It has done so much not only for the participating artists, but for local engineers, producers, session musicians, etc. It’s created a massive click of people that are all very close together and extremely supportive of each other. I feel that is incredibly rare, and special.
The finale concert will take place on November 19 at the Commodore Ballroom, can you explain how you feel to be performing?
Anxious, excited, and honestly a bit relaxed, now that the competition has been determined, we just get to enjoy our time on stage and hopefully give the people something special that they take away with them.
Now, since we’re talking about BC, let’s hear some of your favourites surround BC:
Favourite BC venue?
I’m a big fan of The Vogue or The Commodore Ballroom.
Favourite BC up & coming band?
Our friends Smash Boom Pow show a ton of potential and I can’t wait to see what they do. I’ve also developed a bit of a surprising obsession with the new We Are The City album.
Favourite BC restaurant?
There’s a spot in my hometown called Lou’s Grill, still the best nachos I’ve ever had.
Favourite BC attraction?
I’m a big fan of Whyte Cliff Park, Lynn Canyon, etc. Lots of outdoors stuff.
Last but not least, is there anything you’d like to say to your fans?
Thank you, and I’ll see you on the other side.
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.