Trew to their fans
Wyckham House was transformed Mar. 14 as the tables and chairs were packed up and the food services were out of sight as The Students’ Association of Mount Royal College celebrated the grand opening of the newly renovated Wyckham House.
The night started off with a live DJ while students and guests arrived for the headlining act, The Trews. They were also able to enjoy the beer gardens and the Liberty Lounge.
First though, traditional drumming and a traditional prayer were done to celebrate Native Awareness Month and bless the building.
Then the executive board of the Students’ Association cut a ribbon to symbolize the official opening of Wyckham House.
Calgary band Gunther opened the live music onstage, playing an instrumental set. Bass player Scott Murno announced that he had previous attended Mount Royal College.
Afterwards, The Trews, hailing from Antigonish, N.S., took the stage to play for the sold-out crowd. The roughly two and a half hour set featured popular songs like “Paranoid Freak,” “Poor Ol’ Broken Hearted Me,” “Can’t Stop Laughing,” and “Tired of Waiting.”
The band also played some cover songs as melodies into their own songs like the Rolling Stones, “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” and Sublime’s “54-46, That’s My Number.”
The band toned it down part way through the evening with an acoustic set in which drummer Sean Dalton played the bongo drums. Dalton continued on the bongos for a drum solo and then proceeded to play on his drum kit, a highlight for many fans. Guitarist John-Angus MacDonald also stood out playing many guitar solos throughout the night.
The Trews capped off the night with “Man of Two Minds,” a cover of Bob Marley’s, “Three Little Birds,” and then their own song “Fleeting Trust”.
The other members of The Trews include Colin MacDonald on vocals, Jack Syperek on bass and Jeff Heisholt on keyboards, accordion and percussion.