SJIWFF Podcast: Renee Sharpe on Band Off


For this episode of the SJIWFF Podcast we spoke to Renee Sharpe about an event called Band Off that she put together. Band Off was invitation to people who haven't felt encouraged to pick up an instrument and make loud music to do just that. Band Off was also an opportunity for people who've been in punk bands forever and have access to gear to help make room on stage for marginalized people.

Renee hosted a potluck where people put their names in a hat and were randomly placed in bands. The bands had two weeks to learn two covers and write one original song. Two weeks later the bands played a show at Renee's house which was recorded by Elling Lien from Unpossible.

Renee and Unpossible are collaborating to put together another Band Off and everyone is invited. Names will be drawn on May 13th, 2016 at a potluck at Eastern Edge Gallery. Click here for more information about the next Band Off.

At the beginning and end of this episode you hear the band Uptight, featuring Jess Barry, Catherine Roberge, Colin Moore and Robin Follett, playing the Band Off show.