Local musicians unite for SPCA fundraiser.
Four Fredericton area bands are raising funds for the Oromocto SPCA. The performance, February 12, 2016 at Elk’s Club on Brunswick Street, will be hosted by city newcomers Panda Bee Catastrophe with special guests Free To Grow, winners of the Harvest Jazz and Blues Stingray Rising Star Competition. Two other bands, Free to Shrink and Lady and the Vagrant (made up of members of both bands) will open the show.
All performers will be donating 50% of the door to support the charity.
“We were motivated to raise money for the Oromocto SPCA when we went in to adopt a little black kitty and discovered they were in need of some funds, but doing amazingly well with what they have,” said Panda Bee Catastrophe’s Sarah McAdam. “The atmosphere there is of care and love for each animal and service to the humans supporting that location. Excellent treatment of the pets with practically no budget – we had to help.”
Panda Bee Catastrophe will also be filming during the evening for an upcoming music video scheduled for release later this spring.
“We will be filming the last parts of our music video for our upcoming single Work a Day Jane before and during the show,” said McAdam. “More than ten local artists are coming to display their work around the venue and stage so that their work is seen in the music video across Canada. The art will also be on sale by artists later that night, and we have three live painters or artists coming – Derek Davidson, Becky Coleman and Jason Bizzar.”
PBC is currently wrapping up recording for the debut album, Consent is Sexy, in with engineer Brian Olsen.