Walk Off the Earth to gather with fans, friends as they re­mem­ber ‘Beard Guy’

The Western Star - - OBITUARIES/ENTERTAINMENT -

De­voted fans of YouTube pop act Walk Off the Earth gath­ered Sun­day in the band’s home­town for an all-star con­cert ded­i­cated to Mike Tay­lor, the steely-eyed and stoic key­boardist sim­ply known as “Beard Guy.” The Burling­ton, Ont.-raised mu­si­cian, who died in his sleep on Dec. 30, was cel­e­brated by friends and fel­low mu­si­cians with a free acous­tic show fea­tur­ing mem­bers of the Bare­naked Ladies, Arkells, Scott Hel­man and oth­ers.

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