Tuesday, 16 August 2011 14:25

Concert will give a ‘good vibe’ for funding recipients

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 A local business owner wants to give back to the community of Swift Current, by hosting a party that benefits a number of local causes.

Good Vibe Tattoo is celebrating its second year in business by hosting a concert at the Lyric Theatre Friday, Aug. 19. The event will feature local band ‘Kill The Agent’, which covers songs from a variety of rock and alternative artists. Proceeds from the tickets, as well as 50/50 draw and art auction, will be divided amongst the Women’s Safe Shelter, the Redneck Betties roller derby team, the Lyric Theatre, and Jayci Wittmier, a local 17-year-old who suffered spinal injuries in a car accident.

Sue Goreham, who owns Good Vibe Tattoo in the Carmel Mall, said she wants to say thank-you to the community that has supported her business since she moved here from Nova Scotia.

“We’re part of the arts community and trying to be part of the community too,” she said. “We love Swift Current and we want to give back, and have a good time.”

Michael Nielsen, who works at Good Vibe, said they chose causes in Swift Current that are less likely to receive donations from other sources.

“Sue was going and trying to find some local charities that needed some help and she tried to go with ones that were less recognized for the most part,” said Nielsen. “...she felt others get a lot of recognition already, so she tried to go some things that are a little less on the front page.”

‘Kill the Agent’ is a new local band; this will be the group’s first gig playing together. Travis Steinley, the band’s singer, said they play “anything from Led Zepplin to Nirvana to Green Day.” Joined by Jeff Sather on lead guitar, Brent Patoine on bass, and drummer Chad Wall, Steinley said he is excited to play an event that will contribute to worthy causes. He is especially happy to give back to the Lyric, he said.

“I have been to a lot of open mics (at the Lyric); it’s a real cool thing for Swift Current because there’s a lot of people that want to play in front of people but don’t have the chance ... It feels good, it gives you that extra incentive to play well when it’s raising money for a good cause. It gives you an extra boost.”

The fundraiser begins at 7:30 p.m., August 19th at the Lyric Theatre. Tickets are $10, and are available at Good Vibe Tattoo, In Look and Eden’s Apple at the Swift Current Mall, and Wein’s Agritec.

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