includes Why ? from Phoenix CD (1996) Co-Produced with Colin Nairne
Vancouver Adapted Music Society (VAMS) was founded in the late 1980s to support and promote musicians with physical disabilities in the Metro Vancouver area
Vancouver Adapted Music Society (VAMS) has produced a showcase CD to highlight the talents of our members.
The CD features some very talented performers and demonstrates convincingly that disability is no barrier to musicianship. Our hopes is that it will inspire others with significant disabilities to pursue their dreams … We also hope that it will create opportunities for other VAMS members by challenging misconceptions about “disability.”
VANCOUVER ADAPTED MUSIC SOCIETY
Vancouver Adapted Music Society (VAMS) was founded in the late 1980s to support and promote musicians with physical disabilities in the Metro Vancouver area. Our programs involve people with a wide range of musical abilities, from first-timers to professionals.. VAMS works with accomplished and highlytalented musicians, helping them pursue their artistic objectives while also finding an audience. We stage concerts and have created a showcase CD of our members’ finest work.
Meanwhile, VAMS provides facilities to enable people with significant physical disabilities to take their music to another level by improving their composition and playing skills. For those with no musical experience, this is a place to start. We also recognize the role music can play in improving quality of life. We run sessions for patients at Vancouver’s GF Strong rehab hospital, ranging from fun karaoke nights to workshops in a fully equipped music studio. Founded in 1988, VAMS has introduced hundreds of adults and children with disabilities to opportunities that provide an outlet for creativity and self-expression. To read more about VAMS, download our latest newsletter.
Straight Goods CD (2008) includes Why ? (4:34) from
Phoenix CD (1996)
Co-Produced with Colin Nairne – (54:57) recorded out back o th Royal Hudson at the Bone Yard, the workin’ studio of Barney Bentall & the Legendary Hearts http://www.canoe.ca/JamMusicPopEncycloPagesB/bentall.html