Born and raised Portager Reighan Chiponski is first up this Thursday during Concerts in the Park.
Chiponski invites everyone to join her on her musical journey when it takes off at 6 p.m. on the big Island Park stage.
“I’m excited to have this opportunity to sing and play some cover songs as well as my own originals,” she says about performing live. “I love music, writing music, and singing. In fact, I’ve been singing ever since I can remember and it holds a very important part in my life. The thing I love most about music is that it has the ability to momentarily draw you out of reality. It paints a picture for you without a canvas or a paintbrush.
“Just by listening to it, music can bring clarity to an unclear situation or feel like a hug when you’re sad. I try to incorporate these ideas into my own songs because that’s the kind of artist I aspire to be. Someone who inspires and fills others with hope.”
Crooked Archers at 7
Since it’s inception in 2014, Crooked Archers have always set their sites on original music as a way to stand out in the crowd. Members Rob Archer, Patrick Lefloch, Steven Verwey and Matt Evenson continue to believe that to be true
Writing and performing original songs has been the primary focus from the start as they worked weekly practices and live performances throughout the Portage area including PotatoFest, Canada Day and Concerts in the Park, as well as the continued support of Badlands Promotions and it’s founder Dag Aymont.
In December 2017 they recorded a six-track EP at Bedside Studios in Winnipeg and plan on returning in the fall of 2018 to complete a second EP with an equal amount of material. They use weekly rehearsals to take simple riffs and ideas and transform them into completed songs that are composed as a group.
Crooked Archers also like to pay homage to some of their favourite music as well. Queens of the Stone Age, Doyle Bramhall II, Jimi Hendrix and Nirvana are just some of the artists they cover in their recent live sets.
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