Take Away Shows

Acoustic Cover: JP Maurice & the Matinee cover “Call me Maybe” (On a boat!)

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From the folks at the Green Couch Sessions – seriously, check out their site for a boatload (sorry) of local acoustic covers – here are JP Maurice & Coquitlam boys the Matinee covering Carly Rae Jepson’s infectious 2012 hit.

An also ran in this category has to be Carly Rae herself with Jimmy Fallon & the Roots, all playing toy instruments. Awesome.

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Blue Skies smilin’ at me -Clayton

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In the spirit of the sun coming out, my band and I decided to do an impromptu cover of the popular swing tune, “Blue Skies,” at English Bay.

Airbag by Radiohead (Cover) at English Bay -Clayton

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I got the chance to play my very first guitar again at English Bay on a very sunny Sunday.

Rocking out at The Cultch (IGNITE! 2013) -Clayton

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As I mentioned in my previous post, my band, Alluvium, played at Vancouver’s IGNITE! Youth Festival at The Cultch. Here’s a little moment from that experience.

The Cultch

If you click on the image, it’ll bring you to a playlist of our set, if you’d like to watch it.

The Dowdell/Cruz trio’s cover of “The A Team” by Ed Sheeran

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What else can you stum? A ukulele, of course!

Today, one of my awesome cousins from Florida came over to visit, and we spontaneously started playing and singing music. Miraculously, we decided to record a cover of “The A Team” by Ed Sheeran outside in the ridiculously nice weather.
This was our first and only time playing in this little trio, so I definitely hope we get to record something again sometime.

You may notice that I’m looking down for the entire video. That’s because I was sight reading those chords off my phone… Heh…

Clayton’s performance at Ascension 2013

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This weekend was quite a weekend of performances for me. Friday was the Voices benefit concert, and Saturday was Goliath Arts’ Ascension 2013 closing night. At Ascension, I performed a half-hour acoustic set of covers with my friend, and occasionally bandmate, Nickan. We whipped together most of the songs the morning of the show, and one during soundcheck… Despite that fact, I still feel like it went much better than expected. Besides going through a string-breaking crisis before the show, and on stage, the night went very smoothly.

Rather than posting a single acoustic cover as an assignment, here are eight. Enjoy!

If I told you I wasn’t nervously sweating on stage, I’d be lying…

Take Away Show: Very Daro

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Jeff and Kyle in Veradero, Cuba, 2011.