Friday, July 16, 2010

FINALIST UPDATE: Heather Blush and the Uppercuts to Perform at South Country Fair

Heather Blush and her band, the Uppercuts, have seen much success in 2010. In addition to being named finalists from Session II 2009 in the R&B category of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest for Heather’s song, "I Don’t Believe in Me Anymore," this talented group of musicians have maintained a full touring schedule throughout Canada.

Describing themselves as “a trio of rogue troubadours,” Heather Blush and the Uppercuts have a rapidly growing fan-base that originally began in Calgary, Alberta, where they call home. The band released their debut album, “Vice” in June 2008, which soon attracted attention from the music community. As its title suggests, the album examines different vices that may cause trouble in a person’s life, including alcohol and bad relationship choices. In a follow-up to this ambitious first release, their sophomore album, “Versa,” was released one year later and found its inspiration in lighter topics.

Since their first two albums were released, Heather Blush and the Uppercuts have received many positive reviews from critics. Accordingly, the group was given the opportunity to perform at the 2010 Winter Olympics. Though it would seem that this performance, along with being named an R&B finalist in the JLSC, would be the highlights of the group’s year, Blush and her band have found additional success in other songwriting contests; Heather’s songs “You Take the Cake” and “Pour Another Ounce of Rum in the Eggnog” were chosen as finalists in the Calgary Folk Fest Songwriting Contest and the Great American Song Contest, respectively.

Heather Blush and the Uppercuts have certainly not taken this summer off to kick back their heels and relax. Following a string of performances around Alberta, the band will take the stage again this weekend at the South Country Fair (July 16th-18th) in Fort Macleod. More information about the fair and how to buy tickets can be found here.


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