1st Tuesday Fundraisers sponsored by the Mex Pub is pleased to present local musicians/songwriters Sue Pyper and Julie Matthews combining their musical talents in a performance April 2nd. The show is hosted by “Coast to Coast”, featuring Scott Lyle, Lainie Laughlin and Corey Francis. All proceeds from the show will be going to the Comox Valley Transition Society.
Food donations will also be accepted for the Comox Valley Food Bank.
The Comox Valley Transition Society’s mission is to promote the creation of a healthy community through positive contributions to the lives of women, children and families. We do this by providing numerous services and supports to women and children in our community, including: a transition house for women escaping domestic abuse and their children; a supportive recovery program for women struggling through addiction; drop-in lunches and programs for women; counselling programs for women and children; Girls’ Group and Men’s Group; a Grandparents Raising Grandchildren group; a Children Who Witness Violence program; Aboriginal Outreach, a 24-hour crisis line and so much more. We also operate a social enterprise, the Too Good To Be Threw thrift store, which generates revenue to help sustain our programs while providing a place where women and children struggling through poverty can shop for free.
Donations to the Transition Society go directly to support the programs and services we provide at Lilli House, Amethyst House and the services we provide through our downtown office location.
This concert will be first time that Sue and Julie have performed together, and each will be adding their own unique talents to the evening.
Sue Pyper is a London-born singer/songwriter who immigrated to the Comox Valley 20 years ago. In that time, she has charmed audiences with her beautiful vocals, eloquent song-writing, and an unpredictable British “inside voice” that occasionally finds its way over the microphone. Her first CD, “Before you Learn to Fly”, was nominated for 5 separate categories in the Vancouver Island Independent Music Awards and won “Best Song” for the title track. She has released 2 successful CDs,and is currently dreaming of a third. Sue was also part of the popular female trio “Voices Three”, with singer/songwriters Helen Austin and Judy Wing.
Julie Matthews moved to the Valley in 2015, and comes with an impressive musical resume. Classically trained, she is a multi-instrumentalist, including piano, alto flute, ukulele, guitar, and pretty much anything else she can get her hands on. As part of various bands, she has opened for Spirit of The West and D.O.A. (in a toga no less!), and over the years has contributed her skills to many album recordings, bands, choirs and other musical groups. Julie is also a songwriter, crafting haunting and beautiful melodies that flow around well-crafted lyrics.
As impressive as this all is, her real claim to fame, however, is that she can drop-start a chainsaw...
Sue admits to being the weak link in this duo as she is totally lacking in chainsaw skills, and has never worn a toga, but they are all things she aspires to for future growth!
The evening start at 7:30 with a short set by Coast to Coast. Sue and Julie will start at 8 pm.