Last Friday evening was Sing for the Cure in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, featuring half a dozen bands playing through the evening to a sold out – in advance! – house at the new Civic Centre, all to benefit the Charlotte County Cancer Society.
We – the band, Stepping Out (that’s Tony on drums, John on guitar, Julie and Dave on vocals, and me on keyboard) – were first on, followed by Dashboard, 29 and Holding, Desperado, and One Night Stand.
Benefit concerts with multiple bands are never easy gigs, with the scramble first to set up and check sound, and then to strike, as fast as possible in order to keep to your scheduled time. But they’re always fun and exciting and rewarding, and this – the fifth St. Stephen Sing for the Cure – was no exception. Thanks to the inimitable 29 And Holding (pictured below) for organising it once again.