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Warning! Incoming seventies flashback!


Honestly, this has to be one of C!C!C!'s best.
 

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C!C!C! in my birthplace! They hit the Centre in the Square in Kitchener, massing 900 singers to perform their arrangement of Dreams by Fleetwood Mac.

 

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Forgot to post that the had one of my favourites, Frank Turner, in for one of his new songs.


"Let's not just pray, let's make a change"

Edit: Already posted by Mendy. Sorry.

I am not that familiar with Frank Turner other than knowing his name.
You might remember him from me posting his song, "Glory Hallalujah" a few years ago.

 
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Forgot to post that the had one of my favourites, Frank Turner, in for one of his new songs.


"Let's not just pray, let's make a change"

Edit: Already posted by Mendy. Sorry.
It's easily one of their best videos. No harm in calling attention to it again.
 

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Shallow from the Bradley Cooper/Lady Gaga remake of A Star is Born has been one of the most popular film songs of recent years. And so it was probably inevitable that my favorite pop choir would take it on.

 

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And their Pride song for this year is Melissa Etheridge's "Come to My Window". Not a song I would have thought of as a choral piece, but it sounds great.

 

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You just knew they would pay tribute to the Raptors. And you just knew which song they would choose.

 

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On a recent trip to New York, Daveed and Nobu got to team up once again with punk legend Patti Smith for a C!C!C! take on one of her hits. Last time it was "Because the Night", this time it is "People Have The Power" a rousing anthem. And, yes, that's Stewart Copeland, still probably best known as the drummer for the great eighties band The Police, providing percussion on a frying pan.

This is a wonderful performance, with the choir and Patti playing off each other beautifully.

 

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Timely choice of music - People have the Power!! And gotta love the percussion section! LOL
 

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Eighties band Starship was sort of a descendant of sixties psychedelic legend Jefferson Airplane (it's a long, kind of sad, story that can be found on Wikipedia or other reference sites). It included Grace Slick but most of the other members were new. Their tuneful pop was a rather different sound, too. It was light, breezy and danceable, lacking the edginess of their sixties material. Perfect, in other words, for a Choir! Choir! Choir! cover.

 

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For those in Ontario, Nobu and Daveed are taking it on the road in February. Schedule is in the description of the announcement video below. They are hitting London (Wolf Hall, which is in the central library) so I may just take advantage of the chance to sing with them. Mississauga, Kitchener, and Ottawa are other stops.

 

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And Western Canadian dates for January are now up as well.

 

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And, last but not least, a performance in their home base of Toronto to support Covenant House. It's going to be a tribute to Toronto pop legends Barenaked Ladies.

 

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Not really a fan of Taylor Swift. Most of her songs are mediocre country-pop crossover and she comes across as being quite full of herself. But that doesn't mean there is not some worthwhile material in her catalog and Nobu and Daveed found one of those nuggets and made it shine.

 

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@Mendalla - are you watching W5 RIGHT NOW? a short piece on Choir, Choir, Choir is coming up!
 
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