After The Sun unite to rise
MRU musicians demonstrate their chops at Kensington coffee house
Summer 2011 has been a delight for music lovers of all types in Calgary.
As per usual, there seemed to be a new festival each weekend. Many big-named artists decided to grace YYC with their presence.
After events like the Calgary Folk Music Festival and concerts like Katy Perry, the time has come for a calming transition period into the colder months coming ahead.
After The Sun did that and more at The House Coffee Sanctuary on September 17.
Consisting of second-year students Steven Levy, Steven Evanik, and David Dudar, After The Sun is just starting to grow.
The three met last year in theatre classes at Mount Royal University, a program brimming with musicians.
“We really are lucky to have so many singers and guitarists in class,” explained Evanik. “From there we narrowed it down from everyone to the three of us.”
They seemed to be quite at home playing in an intimate setting, filling the space with music that spilled onto the street.
It was a fun night, with original songs sandwiching covers from artists like Adele and the aforementioned Perry.
All three members bring an individuality to the table, each playing guitar and singing, (with the occasional Djembe drum used.)
Make no mistake though, the band’s strongest point is when all three are singing together, with each voice complimenting each other in the way that harmonies should.
Dudar said finding that harmony can be a struggle, but the payoff is worth it. He pointed to the fact that three very distinct singing styles give them an edge.
The three have high aspirations after the coming school year is finished.
The plan is to move to Vancouver, where music would become as big a part of their lives as theatre.
However, in the meantime, make sure you don’t miss After The Sun in their rise into Calgary’s local scene.