|Jody Cross, Ali Matthews, Will Walker, me (Scott Jackson), |
Luke Langman and LIFE 100.3's Evan Duran.
Jody Cross brought an A-level house band who backed up all the artists, including Luke Langman, Ali Matthews, Will Walker and of course Jody who played his latest radio singles.
In preparation, it's interesting, that each artist send Jody their songs, chord charts and lyrics. Jody and the band made the arrangement, and then there was only one full band practice, before showday. Former LIFER, Woody Woodland was the drummer.
The LIFE team and Hi-Way crew worked all afternoon setting up lighting, videos, the dressing room, the merch booths and when I arrived about 6:20pm, there was already a line up of fans waiting for the doors to open. After seating 600 people and reaching the fire limit, we closed the doors to a few dozen stragglers.
Inside, each artist played two songs, then an intermission and then two more songs from each artist.
Thanks so much for all your kind words about the show. We love working with Canadian artists, building their name recognition and bringing their music to LIFE listeners!