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Retrofied to entertain on Canada Day

The band will deliver a high energy rock n’ roll performance

Retrofied will take to the rolling stage on Canada as a part of the Summer Kicks line-up, with a special expanded performance for Golden and Area A residents.

The rolling tour will follow a route through Alexander Park neighbourhood, where locals are invited to stay physically distant while being socially together.

“It’s gonna be high energy rock’n roll,” said Mike Pecora, front man for the band.

“People who know me or know Retrofied, the know that any of the music we play, you can sing every word too.”

The band specialized in covers of classics from the 1960s to ‘80s era, with Pecora joking that all songs they play are original, just “originally done by somebody else.”

Retrofied is sure to put their own subtle twist on the songs, with a funky flair that gets people moving.

“We rectified retro,” said Pecora.

Pecora in particular enjoys playing songs like Valerie by Amy Winehouse and “kicking-ass” to Rebel Yell.

Each song allows for a high energy performance, with Pecora jumping all over the stage to get the crowd going.

Listeners can also expect some new music from the band, having added a handful of songs to their repertoire over the last few weeks.

Pecora, who has helped out with Summer Kicks in the past and has done so again this summer, knows the new format presents a challenge and a different crowd energy to what bands are used to playing too.

The format, which features multiple stops for crowds of varying sizes, allows people to take in live music while staying safe under the provincial health guidelines.

“The dynamic is pretty cool, the energy that was out last week during the Kicks performance was awesome,” said Pecora.

“People are just appreciative of this actually happening, because no one else is doing this, Golden is once again punching above their weight.”

Retrofied is just one of the local bands being featured this year in Summer Kicks, an opportunity none of them take for granted.

“Golden has so many talented artists but you only see them in small venues or you have to be in the right place at the right time,” said Pecora.

“People don’t even know that this community exists, so having all these artists perform a full two hour showcase in front of the community every week is pretty awesome.”

The performance is set to kick off at 6:30 p.m. on Canada Day, prior to the fireworks display.

Claire Palmer

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