Big Ben

Big Ben is a lover of all things, a madman and an MC and a brother and a son and a thinker and a runner and a dancer and an eater and a pianist.

Upon constructing a time machine and traveling into the not-so distant future, Big Ben met himself, the other Big Ben, a modestly successful underground MC with a dedicated following of artists, weirdos, aristocrats and grandparents. After losing to himself at a game of billiards in the Boston Pizza lounge, Big Ben ordered a plate of cactus cut potatoes and realized he could learn something from his better half. David Lynch and Kool Keith stopped by for an eight dollar schooner and the four friends talked late into the night. Big Ben learned how to pick his cue and how to sink a ball in the side pockets; then he learned about hip-hop. Big Ben taught Big Ben about Africa and Jamaica and the Bronx, about Marcus Garvey and Huey P. Newton and Martin Luther King Jr., about Miles Davis and John Coltrane and Charles Mingus, about Afrika Bambaataa, Kool Herc and the Beastie Boys, about De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest and Outkast. Then they got rapping. They rapped for twenty days and twenty nights. There words kept them alive. On the twenty-first day, Big Ben knew enough to go back. The two friends parted ways, but not before they were able to enjoy a good cry. Back in the present Big Ben began to say things like, "hip-hop saved my life" and "party people is the place to be".

Trevor McNeely

Trevor McNeely is an ambitious singer/songwriter out of Edmonton, Alberta who has been deeply influenced by folk and rock music. McNeely’s first CD is an EP entitled “We Thought It Was Over”. Not only does he write, but he does a lot of collaborative work with other artists and does backing instrumentation as well. He has played at several notable music festivals as a solo and/or backing artist such as the Brandon Folk Music and Arts Festival, Canmore Folk Music Festival and the Edmonton Folk Music Festival.

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