Burnaby 'Rawk Camp' lets youth learn from Yukon band Speed Control

Young people with aspirations to be rock stars will have their chance by taking part in Rawk Camp with Yukon-based rockers Speed Control, culminating with a performance at the 2019 Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival on Aug. 10.

“The goal of this week-long program is to grab onto the love of music and learn how to have fun performing with other musicians,” said a news release. “No experience is required and participants will take part in group lessons on individual instruments including guitars, drums, bass, keyboards and vocals. Following the camp, the new musicians will join Speed Control on stage at the Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival to perform their latest hits.”

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Camps are open for registration and are available for participants 8-11yrs and 12-24yrs and begin on Tuesday, Aug. 6 at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts.

Straight out of -40 degrees in Canada’s Yukon, Speed Control were finalists for Best New Group on CBC Radio’s inaugural Searchlight competition for their song, Tent City.

In addition to shows of their original music, they have a passion for music education and have played concerts in 400 schools to upwards of 200,000 students. They’ve written and recorded 67 rock anthems with schools. Along with playing festivals, theatres, and clubs, Speed Control’s signature rock camp is in high demand, working with kids from 8 to 85 and all skill levels. Speed Control also delivers workshops and performance coaching to young bands.

Learn More:www.burnaby.ca/bluesfestival


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