Welcome to the inside VIP backstage access of the most notorious Bootcamp for musicians on the planet. I am your host, Spencer Morphy of The Velveteins.
Today, as you may understand from the title, is the first and foremost day of the PEAK PERFORMANCE BOOTCAMP. Heavy stuff I know. However i am most pleased to welcome you to the party.
The night prior consisted of showcases from four very tasty bands (Jesse Roper, The Royal Foundry, Little India, and Cowpuncher), and a heated match of ball hockey in which the faculty won in poor sport. Afterwards the bands collected and hovered around till the wee hours of the night, getting to know each other and amusing ourselves with charming games.
This made for a very groggy and unconventional initiation morning for us musicians, you know being primarily night owls, and the early call of 7:30 was greeted with an almost humorous sigh.
However any thoughts of lack of sleep soon were dissolved when breakfast was served, and if I can take this chance to make a quick remark, I just want to say. The food is goddamn good.
Personally I’m just not used that. The only place I feel rivals this sort of splendour is a home cooked meal at my family’s home. So after a quite refreshing fill of eggs, hash browns and sausage, we were on our way.
Up first was a keynote by C.E.O and Excutive Director of Music BC, Bob D’Eith. All the bands piled into the Club Room downstairs of the resort, which I must say is the maddest resort I’ve ever seen, and listen to what good ole Bob had to say. Very extensive stuff.
Next we had a session with Rob Thornton, of the Agency Group. The seminar was on booking shows, and how booking agencies generally work. Rob had a good inside look into how the gears really turn.
Anyways. The sessions are rad. Everything is rad. And what is more rad is Laytem Kramer and I caught a snake. Stay tuned!