Mu­si­cians shine at Stam­pede

The Drumheller Mail - - AROUND TOWN - Pa­trick Ko­lafa

Two Drumheller mu­si­cians had the op­por­tu­nity to bask in the bright lights at the Cal­gary Stam­pede.

Ash­ton Lal, Grade 12 stu­dent at DVSS and Abby Fooks, who just grad­u­ated, al­ready have a rep­u­ta­tion as premier mu­si­cians in the val­ley. The two teamed up and en­tered the Cal­gary Stam­pede Tal­ent Search. Ash­ton said it was a good ex­pe­ri­ence.

“We au­di­tioned last month and made it in,” said Ash­ton. “So we played in the pre­lim­i­nary round last Satur­day.”

The pair per­formed “Some­body that I used to Know” by Go­tye. Ash­ton played ukulele and per­cus­sion, and Fooks sang.

He said there was re­ally strong com­pe­ti­tion and they weren’t able to make it past the pre­lim­i­nary round. How­ever, it was a good ex­pe­ri­ence to get up in front of a large en­thu­si­as­tic crowd.

This wasn’t their only op­por­tu­nity to per­form on the grounds.

“We still got to per­form gigs around the Stam­pede. We played on Fri­day and Sun­dayand that was a lot of fun,” said Ash­ton, ex­plain­ing they had a pre­pared 30 minute set list.

This was Ash­ton’s first time at the tal­ent search, Fooks com­peted last year.


Abby Fooks, left and Ash­ton Lal com­peted at the Cal­gary Stam­pede Tal­ent Search last week.

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