Suzie Vinnick, Lloyd Spiegel combine impressive talents in real treat for Sioux Hudson Entertainment Series audience
Tim Brody - Editor
The Sioux North High School Cafetorium was the place to be for music lovers on the evening of Feb. 9 as the Sioux Hudson Entertainment Series presented Suzie Vinnick and Lloyd Spiegel.
Vinnick wowed the audience with her impressive vocal range and skill playing both guitar and bass during the first half of the show.
Spiegel blew audience members away with his talented guitar playing and powerful voice during the second half of the show.
The award-winning artists combined their roots and blues talents for an encore performance following a standing ovation.
Vinnick, a Saskatoon native transplanted to the Niagara region of Ontario and Spiegel, touring from Australia, share the same agent who suggested they tour together.
“It helps both of us to team up. It helps the scene a little bit and it helps the venues as well, giving them a show that’s a little different because it’s been hard to get people back out, “ Spiegel shared. “It’s actually been a wonderful experiment that’s gone particularly well and as a result, for me, it was hard getting back on tour after two and a half years of not performing… being on the road with somebody else, instead of touring solo, which I’m so used to doing, has actually been a wonderful way of easing myself back into touring.”
“I’ve been fortunate to perform here before and I did some workshops as well at the high school… so it’s really great to come back and people just seem to eat it up like candy, they really seem to enjoy it… really glad to be back in Sioux Lookout,” Vinnick said.
“I’ve found right across the tour that Canadians are great audiences because they’re pretty much always in a good mood. You’ve just got to give them a nudge… to be performing in a beautiful theatre for people who really appreciate it, who have never heard of me before, and sit patiently and let me talk my silliness and tell my jokes, play my songs, I am eternally baffled as to why I get to do that for a living, and why people would bother listening to it… the best part of the night is at the end when you get to actually connect one on one, “ Spiegel said.
The next show in the Sioux Hudson Entertainment Series will the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre’s presentation of “Assassinating Thomson” on Feb. 22 by critically acclaimed legally blind performer/creator, Bruce Horak.
The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre shared about the performance, “In ASSASSINATING THOMSON, critically acclaimed Legally Blind Performer/Creator Bruce Horak paints a portrait of the entire audience while interweaving his own story and the tale of celebrated Canadian painter Tom Thomson’s unsolved murder. Art, politics, grief, comedy, triumph, ambition, love and murder are intertwined in a one-man tour-de-force as Horak tells his own fantastically inspiring tale and reveals the unique way he sees the world. Following the performance, the unique painting created during the show will be auctioned. Proceeds from the live auction will be donated to Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind.”