Singer Songwriter Series
Tuesday, Oct. 9 - Friday, Oct. 12 from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
SUBstage in the Students’ Union Building
The next time you sit down to have lunch in SUB, you may find yourself being serenaded by a local singer-songwriter on SUBstage.
As part of their efforts to provide a variety of engaging events for students, the Students’ Union Events committee has organized a Singer Songwriter Series, which will take place one week per month on SUBstage in the Students’ Union building. The series takes advantage of local musical talent — including some prospective and current students and alumni — to provide quality events during the daytime.
The series will be taking place for six months of the school year, from September to November and again from January to March.
The first week of the series happened in September, and Students’ Union Vice-President (Student Life) Saadiq Sumar says students have been extremely receptive to the idea so far.
“As a general sort of programming thing, we’ve shifted away from just doing the typical Thursday, Friday, Saturday DJ or band night,” Sumar explained. “In terms of the talent we’ve brought to SUBStage (for the Singer Songwriter Series), it’s been really good, and we’ve been having a lot of really positive reactions overall and to a few of the artists.”
Sumar also noted that in the future, they’re open to pursuing not only local performers, but also artists from across Canada and even the United States. Performers from the first week included Joe Nolan, Doug Hoyer, Emily Coulston, Bo Aganaba and Sean Hillibee.
Kaylee Galipeau, a fourth year Bachelor of Education student, managed to catch two of the performances from the first Singer Songwriter Series week, and felt the series was a great idea that should be continued.
“This is something I would definitely come back to listen to,” Galipeau says.
The names of the performers for the Singer Songwriter Series week in October have not been released yet, but check out http://thegatewayonline.ca for updates to the lineup later this week.
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