Canucks Alumni Benefit Concert
Canadian country singer-songwriters Chad Brownlee and Aaron Pritchett along with iconic alternative rockers Odds will be the headliners at the Vancouver Canucks Alumni’s Overtime Jam Session, a special benefit concert taking place on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver.
Kelowna native Chad Brownlee grew up pursuing a career in hockey even making it as a draft pick for the Canucks in 2003. After a series of injuries, he turned his attention to music releasing his first single, “The Best That I Can (Superhero)” in 2009 followed by his debut self-titled album which featured the hit single, “Day After You”. His second album, Love Me or Leave Me produced the hit single, “Smoke in the Rain” and earned a Juno nomination for “Country Album of the Year”. Brownlee’s most recent album, The Fighters was released just last year.
Aaron Pritchett’s chart-toppers include “My Way”, “Big Wheel”, “Done You Wrong”, “Let’s Get Rowdy”, “Hell Bent for Buffalo” and the anthem, “Hold My Beer”. Having toured with such notables as Brooks and Dunn, Alan Jackson and Toby Keith, Pritchett has gained a significant following across the country and has garnered many accolades and awards including numerous Juno nominations and CCMA Awards for “Independent Male Artist of the Year” and for “Songwriter of the Year”.
Odds’ journey began in Vancouver in the late 80’s with their debut album, Neopolitan being released in 1991. Their follow-up album, Bed Bugs was released in 1993 and spawned the hit singles, “Heterosexual Man” and “It Falls Apart”. The group’s 1995 album, Good Weird Feeling yielded six Top 40 singles including “Truth Unfold”, “Eat My Brain” and “Satisfied” followed the next year with Nest which featured the hit singles, “Someone Who’s Cool” and “Make You Mad”.
“Captain Kirk” – the legendary goaltender Kirk McLean – says he can’t wait until May 17th when he’ll get to watch his Alumni teammate, Brownlee take to the stage alongside fellow Alumnus, Pritchett, veteran local actor Jackson Davies – also a Canucks Alumnus – and the Canucks’ “House Band”, Odds. McLean adds that fans, whether they’ve shown up to hear the music or to meet some legendary hockey personalities, are in for a few surprises. “We’ve got some off-ice talent waiting in the wings,” he says. “It could just come unplugged once things get rolling.”
Tickets go on sale on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 10:00 am and are $25.00 – Cabaret Seating with all proceeds going to SHARE Family & Community Services Society. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to HardRockCasinoVancouver.com.