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Saturday, 7 April 2012

Sons of Granville

Why am I staring at this particular portion of Granville street with such fondness and admiration?

I promise you it's not just because of the graffiti.

Forever21 light pink sequince sleeve blacer, numph top from J2, black tutu from Gentille Alouette, Garder tights from stand in Metro town, Le Chateau chunky platform pumps, vintage bottega venetta beige woven purse, granville street vancouver, spring colours, curly hair

It's because this happened there a couple of nights ago.

Sons of Granville, Buskers, Street performance, amazing musicians

They are not just any buskers, they are a group called the Sons of Granville.

Here is a taste of their amazing talent.



These guys are absolutely amazing. When we walked by, they were just in between songs; however, judging from the crowd that has gathered, Mike and I decided to stop and listen.

I was not prepared for what happened in the next 10 minutes.

The first song I was able to catch is titled Sons of Granville. The guitar intro by Matthew Lennox had a distinct Spanish flare, brings me to a place where a Matador is readying himself to enter the fighting ring. I knew at that moment I was in for a treat. Then the viola was brought to life by Thomas Beckman. I felt chills run down my entire body.

I have always loved string instruments, the sounds made by a bow against string resonates with my very core. Especially that of which brought forth by the viola. I am not a musical expert by any means, please bare with me as I get across my most genuine feeling of admiration via limited terms I am able to use to describe how their music has moved me.

So chills, they lasted through the entire song, and waves would wash over me with the natural progression of their song, so passionate and soulful.

When the song ended I was still frozen. Reveling...

I looked over at Mike and I can see he was also impressed.

When Matthew said they only had one CD left, I jumped at the chance to own it.

As luck would have it, they performed a final song, appropriately titled Swagger, a quality as all of these guys undoubted possess.

Again, the notes from the expertly played instruments ring out, anchored by Jerrett Plett on drums.

My hand finds Mike's and I never want the moment to end.

Next day I woke up and knew what my next entry was going to be.

With an outfit inspired by this Brian Croft painting, we set out to capture Granville in the day light.

Sometimes, I wish I lived there.

Granville street at night 1948, Brian Croft paintings of Vancouver, Historical paintings, Old vancouver

Forever21 light pink sequince sleeve blacer, numph top from J2, black tutu from Gentille Alouette, Garder tights from stand in Metro town, Le Chateau chunky platform pumps, vintage bottega venetta beige woven purse, granville street vancouver, spring colours, curly hair

Pink sequins sleeve blazer from Forever21
Numph bow print dress that I wore as a top from J2
Black tutu from Gentille Alouette
Korean garter tights from a stand in Metrotown
Chunky platform pumps from Le Chateau
Vintage Bottega Venatta woven cross body from Ann's Fabulous Finds

Forever21 light pink sequince sleeve blacer, numph top from J2, black tutu from Gentille Alouette, Garder tights from stand in Metro town, Le Chateau chunky platform pumps, vintage bottega venetta beige woven purse, granville street vancouver, spring colours, curly hair

Forever21 light pink sequince sleeve blacer, numph top from J2, black tutu from Gentille Alouette, Garder tights from stand in Metro town, Le Chateau chunky platform pumps, vintage bottega venetta beige woven purse, granville street vancouver, spring colours, curly hair

Forever21 light pink sequince sleeve blacer, numph top from J2, black tutu from Gentille Alouette, Garder tights from stand in Metro town, Le Chateau chunky platform pumps, vintage bottega venetta beige woven purse, granville street vancouver, spring colours, curly hair

Then I spotted these.

Forever21 light pink sequince sleeve blacer, numph top from J2, black tutu from Gentille Alouette, Garder tights from stand in Metro town, Le Chateau chunky platform pumps, vintage bottega venetta beige woven purse, granville street vancouver, spring colours, curly hair

I realize these photos are all more focused on my than Granville itself. However, these are all the places the music of Sons of Granville would reach.

As the day winds down, we part ways with the bustling street.

Image from Vancouver Tours

Granville Street Vancouver from Vancouvertour.net, Vancouver Tours

With one last look back at the street, I walk off and Granville street has forever changed for me.

Forever21 light pink sequince sleeve blacer, numph top from J2, black tutu from Gentille Alouette, Garder tights from stand in Metro town, Le Chateau chunky platform pumps, vintage bottega venetta beige woven purse, granville street vancouver, spring colours, curly hair

I smirk as I remember the tickets I have back home for their up coming show. April 27th 8pm at the Denman Place Theatre. Tickets are only $15 plus service charges.

If you are also mesmerized by the way they translate their soul for the world to hear, please join me at their concert.

As I dedicate to you in closing, a song about freedom.