The Slinkies have been around Golden for the better part of a decade and are excited to take centre stage in front of the community. (Pablo Euphoria photo)

The Slinkies have been around Golden for the better part of a decade and are excited to take centre stage in front of the community. (Pablo Euphoria photo)

Slinkies take centre stage at Summer Kicks

The bands has been a part of Golden’s music scene for almost a decade

For the better part of a decade, the Slinkies have been practicing in the shadows, waiting for their chance to hit the big stage in front of the Golden community.

As a part of Golden’s diverse music community, they’ve opened for popular bands in the area such as Shred Kelley, but have yet to have the stage to themselves in front of a larger audience.

Until Wednesday, July 29, that is, when the band is set to perform at Summer Kicks.

“We’re excited to finally share our music,” said Pablo Euphoria, one of the founding members of the band and lead guitarist.

“We’ve been in this band forever and we’ve seen bands pop up and get immediate support while we’ve not gotten a shout out, but now it’s our time to perform.”

With Euphoria on guitar, Jackson Baker on bass, Yannick Robitaille on keys and Pat Meloche on drums, the band is made up of experienced musicians who are all key parts of Golden’s music community. Every member of the band is in another ensemble and all have already performed at Summer Kicks at least once so far this year.

Describing the band as a ‘theatrical music experience’, Euphoria says to expect to come to be entertained

and to not be surprised if things get wild. He warns that there have been rumours of confetti making a surprise appearance.

“I love to perform and it doesn’t matter what people think of it, because I’m just gonna keep performing,” said Euphoria.

“People have different reactions but I expect our performance to move people in some way or another.”

A blend of different genres, the Slinkies will be performing almost all original songs, with a couple of covers throw in to help pass the time between sets. The process by which they write their songs is very organic, according to Euphoria, who says a song is never truly done being crafted.

Euphoria says typically he’ll come to the band with a rough draft for a song and a chord progression and they’ll extrapolate from there, with each band member adding their own unique stamp onto the song. It’s that twist that makes every performance different for the Slinkies, as songs continue to evolve as they’re being performed.

“That’s the hardest part, you can sit on a song for two years and only then will you start to hear more of it and add on to it,” said Euphoria.

For now, the band is just looking forward to taking centre stage in front of their community.

“Hopefully we can turn a couple heads in the process,” said Euphoria.

The performance will begin at 6:30 on Wednesday and will be live streams through Kicking Horse Culture’s Facebook page.

More information and details on the route will be made available through KHC closer to the date of the performance.

Live music

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

B.C's COVID-19 dashboard shows the peaks and valleys of cases prior to the record daily report of 132 on April 9, 2021. (Dashboard image)
Interior Health has record day of COVID-19 cases

132 cases reported Friday, April 9, more deaths in Vernon hospital outbreak

Cases continue to climb in B.C amid a third wave of COVID-19. (Omar Marques/AP photo)
Physicians of Golden warn of third wave

Cases continue to climb provincially

Environment Canada is forecasting up to 20 centimetres of snow on the Coquihalla Highway Friday, April 9, 2021. (File photo)
Snowfall warning in effect for Coquihalla Highway

Environment Canada is forecasting up to 20 cm of snow to fall on the Coquihalla Friday

The Peach is adhering to the mandatory mask protocols put in place by the Provincial Health Officer on Nov. 19. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Interior Health doesn’t echo B.C.’s daily COVID record

80 new cases reported Thursday, April 8, compared to 91 the day prior

Restaurant patrons enjoy the weather on a patio in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, April 5, 2021. The province has suspended indoor dining at restaurants and pubs until at least April 19 in B.C. due to a spike in COVID-19 numbers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
B.C. sets new COVID-19 daily record with 1,293 cases Thursday

New order allows workplace closures when infections found

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and Premier John Horgan describe vaccine rollout at the legislature, March 29, 2021. (B.C. government)
1,262 more COVID-19 infections in B.C. Friday, 9,574 active cases

Province’s mass vaccination reaches one million people

Two-year-old Ivy McLeod, seen here on April 9, 2021 with four-year-old sister Elena and mom Vanessa, was born with limb differences. The family, including husband/dad Sean McLeod, is looking for a family puppy that also has a limb difference. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
B.C. family looking for puppy with limb difference, just like 2-year-old Ivy

Ivy McLeod born as bilateral amputee, now her family wants to find ‘companion’ puppy for her

This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.[CDC]
More COVID-19 exposures reported at schools in Kelowna

Interior Health added additional schools and dates to their list of exposures

A vehicle that was driven through the wall of a parkade at Uptown Shopping Centre and into the nearby Walmart on April 9 was removed through another hole in the wall later that night. (Photo via Saanich Police Department and Ayush Kakkar)
Vehicle launched into B.C. Walmart removed following rescue of trapped workers

Crews cut new hole in parkade wall to remove vehicle safely

Four members with Divers for Cleaner Lakes and Oceans were out at Cultus Lake on March 28 and 29 hauling trash out of the waters. (Henry Wang)
PHOTOS: Out-of-town divers remove 100s of pounds of trash from Cultus Lake

Members of Divers for Cleaner Lakes and Oceans hauled out 470 pounds of trash over two days

As of Saturday, April 10, people born in 1961 are the latest to be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. (Black Press files)
B.C. residents age 60+ can now register to get their COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccine registration is now open to people born in 1961 or earlier

A new saline gargle test, made in B.C., will soon be replacing COVID-19 nasal swab tests for kids. (PHSA screenshot)
Take-home COVID-19 tests available for some B.C. students who fall ill at school

BC Children’s Hospital plans to provide 1,200 kits to Vancouver district schools this April

Sun Peaks is tracking rising COVID-19 cases. (Kamloops This Week Photo)
Sun Peaks sees spike in COVID-19 cases at end of ski season

On April 9, there were 15 positive cases confirmed.

Ruming Jiang and his dog Chiu Chiu are doing fine following a brush with hypothermia that saw several people work together to get them out of the Fraser River near Langley’s Derby Reach Park on March 25, 2021 (Special to the Advance Times)
Man finds men who rescued him from drowning in B.C.’s Fraser River

A grateful Ruming Jiang says he will thank them again, this time in person when the pandemic ends

Most Read