What is there to do for a teen in Campbell River on Thursday night.
Send them to Serious Coffee, 2253 South Island Hwy in Willow Point for an evening of entertainment starting at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday. That is where you will find two local teens Andi-Lyn Krieger and Kyell Erickson hosting The Green Mic Night, an open mic venue for teens and those 25 and under, to perform and show case their talents.
“It is a great local place that supports and embellishes the local home grown youth and their talent,” says Erickson. “With thanks to Linda Riddell owner of Serious Coffee who opens the doors to provide us with a much needed free venue to perform.”
Erickson and Krieger look after the rest by organizing, promoting and clean-up. They do have their go-to-guy and mentor Noelle Vaillancourt who has guided them on use of the sound system and is always there for support and advice.
“It’s the one night of the week I always look forward to because watching other musicians who share the same love of music, is always an inspiration to me,” says Krieger
When not hosting The Green Mic, these two Carihi Students are both each working on producing their own demo CD.
Krieger, a grade 12 student is no stranger to performing she’s also been dancing at the Kathy Mascia School of Dance since the age of 6 and is planning on receiving her teacher’s certificate for dance.
She is a self-taught guitarist and has been writing her own songs since the age of 13. From the age of 10 she has been singing with the Campbell River Children’s Choir and is off to perform with them at Carnegie Hall in New York on April 11.
Erickson, a grade 11 student, found his love of performing at the age of seven when he started his guitar lessons and at 12 years old started writing his own songs. From the age of four he has trained in Karate and competed nationally several times but finds he has been putting more energy into projects such as Caripolooza and an all-ages rock show featuring local teen bands at the Paramount.
For more information on The Thursday night Green Mic please contact Andi-Lyn or Kyell or visit their Facebook page under The Green Mic.