Shred Kelly are touring in support of their new album Sing to the Night.

Shred Kelly brings new album to Revelstoke

Ski town stoke-folk musicians Shred Kelly are stopping in Revelstoke on Wednesday, March 11.

Ski town stoke-folk musicians Shred Kelly are currently taking their unique sound across the country and they’ll be stopping in Revelstoke on Wednesday, March 11.

Times Review freelancer Melissa Jameson recently chatted with vocalist and keyboard player Sage McBride about the band’s newest album Sing to the Night, filming the video for the title track, and why their current tour includes stops off the ski-town circuit.

TR: Your video for Sing to the Night is pretty much a big tribute to everything 80s – fanny packs, hula-hoops, mullets, hot-doggin skiers  — where did the idea come from?

Sage: We have this day in Fernie called hot dog day. People dress up in retro ski gear and hot dog down in a group. I’ve been in Fernie for 10 years and that’s always been a highlight. I thought it would be awesome if we could do a retro ski video. I also thought it would be really cool if we could film it all in one shot. Dylan Siggers, who filmed it for us, had to ski backwards the whole time. He’s a pro skier, I don’t think anyone else could have pulled it off.

TR: Sing to the Night happens to also be the title of your recently released album. It’s already received praise from various media (CBC, Exclaim Magazine, Aesthetic Magazine).

Sage: We’re excited with the reception of it. We worked with same producer as the last album [John Critchley]. He does a really great job at capturing the energy of our live sound, but translating that into the music. He always pushes us harder than we’re able to push ourselves which is always what we want in the studio It’s definitely different than our last work. Lyrically it’s a bit more thoughtful and we experimented with different tempos.

TR: What was the most difficult aspect of recording Sing to the Night?

Sage: I guess with the writing it’s always just kind of figuring out which direction you want to go – you write a song and you love it but wonder if that’s too far outside the genre we’ve kind of created.

TR: How big of a factor are the ski resorts when planning to go on tour?

Sage: On this tour, it wasn’t as big of a factor. We still love going back to ski towns because we sort of did the ski town circuit. We’re still hitting up some ski towns, but I guess the focus has been sort of to spread the music as far as possible. Ski towns are where our heart is, but this tour made sure we went across the entire country.

Shred Kelly perform at the Traverse on Wednesday, March 11. Tickets are $10..

Just Posted

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for June 16

Items from Revelstoke newspapers, as gleaned and edited by Cathy English, curator… Continue reading

International bike race comes to Revelstoke

More than 250 riders took part last weekend

Council approves second hotel at Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Revelstoke City Council has approved the development permit for a second hotel… Continue reading

Liam’s lowdown: Where is Revelstoke heading?

There is almost every kind of drive-through. From banking and booze to… Continue reading

Former CAO of Revelstoke hired by Osoyoos

Allan Chabot resigned earlier this month after serving as CAO from 2015

VIDEO: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ to be re-released with new footage

‘Avatar’ holds global box office record at $2.788 billion, while ‘Endgame’ stands at $2.743 billion…

Victoria double murder trial: Blood splatter analyst found no shoe prints on scene

RCMP analyst testifies to smears, fingermarks, ‘swipe and wipe’ patterns around apartment

B.C. teen killed by falling tree near Victoria

Second youth also injured in freak incident during field trip at Camp Barnard near Sooke

South Okanagan mountain resort sees lengthy snowfall

Snow stayed on the ground for four, says resort manager

Elias Pettersson wins Calder Trophy as NHL’s top rookie

Vancouver forward first Canuck to win award since Pavel Bure in 1992

FVRD chair calls B.C. incineration plan for Philippines waste ‘disturbing’

Metro Vancouver ‘uniquely capable’ of safely disposing of waste coming back to Canada, say officials

VIDEO: Acknowledging skeptics, finance minister vows to build Trans Mountain project

Bill Morneau said he recognizes ‘huge amount of anxiety’ in Calgary over future of oil and gas sector

Channel your inner pirate in epic Canada-wide treasure hunt

200 treasure chests hidden among trails and waterways, lots of prizes to be claimed

Shovels could be in the ground on Trans Mountain by September, CEO says

Ian Anderson points to weeks likely required for NEB to reinstate 2016 regulatory record

Most Read