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Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Light Brights Have a Date with the Night

Posted By on Thu, May 20, 2010 at 9:41 AM


If you're looking to go on a date with a member of the Light Brights, you may have to take a number; they're a little busy these days. The group - made up of Bethany Victoria on vocals/guitar, Chad Harrington on bass and Andrew Dahms on drums - met at NSCC's Music Arts Program and have gradually honed their bluesy-dance-soul sound over the past two years. "Once we were done school we had a lot more time to write together as a band, and a lot more room to be creative. It's a lot funkier now, with more soul, and solos," Victoria says. This past March, the group opened up for Dammien Alexander and The Caravan at the Paragon's weekly Halifax Music Club. After a warm reception, they were asked to host the series for the month of May. "It's really nice playing a regular series because we walk in and know what to expect - how big the stage is, how we're going to set up our stuff, and most importantly how it's going to sound," says Victoria. Their residency will wrap up with a live music video shoot on May 26th. The trio recorded the first half of the video this past weekend, playing outside in the rain near some creepy grain elevators by Inglis Street and later hollowing out their tour van - which Victoria refers to as "Van Gough" - so they could squish inside and pretend they were in a traveling living room. After the video is completed this Wednesday, the group is planning for an album release and tour in the fall.

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