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Local Partnership ‘Frees Up’ Dave Catching Talk

Dave Catching’s Talk And Q&A Session Is Now A Free All-Ages Event In Thanks To Creative Okanagan.

Aug 22nd, 2018
Indie Dan

   Here at Gonzo Okanagan we’re very excited about the Tune It Down, Turn It Up showcase this weekend, and we’re also going to be in attendance at Thursday night’s intimate chat with Eagles Of Death Metal member and world-class producer Dave Catching. The event is being held at the Kelowna Innovation Centre at 6pm.

In a recent partnership between the Tune It Down, Turn It Up (TIDTIU) team and local arts society Creative Okanagan, Thursday night’s event will be free for all who register. Taking place at 6pm on Thursday, August 23rd, it will be an opportunity for local fans, artists and industry pros to hear about the industry, and ask questions to a world renown artist, producer and creative.

“We have been communication with Karma at Creative Okanagan over the summer about how we could work together for the mutual benefit of the music community,” stated Jason Chrisjansen of the TIDTIU team.

“Karma is very keen on artist development, and so with her guidance and experience we tailored our artist development facets for those attending. This included the Dave Catching Q&A, and the one-on-one studio workshop sessions that some of our bands will be participating in at Arc House Studio,” added Chrisjansen.

The one-on-one sessions with Catching are 2 hour sessions in which each band will have the opportunity to work with him on one of the tunes of their choice. These opportunities come few and far between, and this one in particular will provide a great bird’s-eye-view of how producers work. It’s not often that artists get the opportunity to work directly with a producer, especially a producer with as many credits as Catching has.

Creative Okanagan has provided the financial backing to support the Q&A session, as well as the studio time at Arc House Studio. Karma Lacoff is the Executive Director of Creative Okanagan, and is also the Host Committee Director for Break Out West 2018. She is a local arts supporter and a champion of artist and event development in the Okanagan region. She also recently programmed the “Inside The Festival” opportunity for artists in the Okanagan, now in it’s second year – the opportunity provides local artists with professional development skills and opportunities, including the opportunity to play on the Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival lineup. This year’s award winners were Under The Rocks, a local bluegrass quartet.

Register for the event directly on Facebook! The event takes place Thursday, August 23rd at 6pm sharp, within the Kelowna Innovation Centre on Doyle Ave. The Tune It Down, Turn It Up showcase begins on Friday night at Habitat, and requires a separate ticket, available here.

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