Thank you to everyone who came to see us at BookFest last weekend. What a wonderful event!
On Tuesday May 7 at 7:30 pm Rick and his granddaughter Lilu will perform with Valdy, Roy Forbes, Rosie June and West My Friend at Turn It Up for Hilary's Ride, a suicide prevention fundraising concert at the beautiful Alix Goolden Theatre in Victoria. www.hillarysride.ca ADVANCE TICKETS $28 Lyles' Place, Royal McPherson Box Office, www.rmts.bc.ca, 250.386.6121 or $35 at the door.
Last week Rick was honoured with a 2013 Vancouver Island Music Award, shared with our great pals The Kerplunks. THE GREAT GAZZOON was named as a Best Book for Kids & Teens by the Canadian Children's Book Centre. It has already won 2012 Family Choice and Parents' Choice Approved.
Our biggest news is that Rick and the Vancouver Island Symphony have received BC Creative Communities fundings to create an educational orchestra program to premier in Nanaimo in Feb 2014!We received a wonderful GAZZOON review from 9 year old Gracie in Victoria, here's an excerpt, and thanks, Gracie!
"This story is quite funny and enjoyable at any time of the day—I listen to it when I am getting ready to go to sleep, while I take long car rides and when I have nothing to do. Me and my whole family love to listen to The Great Gazzoon and I would definitely recommend it to other families. I loved all the awesome sound effects that were used in the music and story and the names that were chosen for the characters. The music for is full of feeling and uses dulcimers, a thunder drum, a kalimba and many other instruments. It's very easy to listen to, there are many different tempos and moods. Rick Scott is the narrator and seven other characters, including Gazzoon, Brofus, Goloroth, Zoomplah and the ekko No Name. Rick Scott’s storytelling is quite funny and interesting because it makes you wonder how he changes voices so fast. My favourite part of this album is . . . everything! I think if there were an award for Best Musical Storybook, The Great Gazzoon would win it by a long shot. I also think if there were an award for Greatest Story Teller, Rick Scott should win that award as well!"
Check out the new video clip of FIDDLE LIPS from the Feb 2 concert. THE GREAT GAZZOON is now on Facebook, please like us!
Rick's music is available from this website, CD BABY, and stores including Kidsbooks, HIghlife Records and Humpty Dumpty Granville Island (Vancouver), Just Ducky and Black Bond Books (Maple Ridge), Kool & Child and Pumpkin Pie Kids (Nanaimo), Chemainus Theatre Gallery, Buddies Toys and Kaboodles (Victoria), Buddies Toys (Sidney), Laughing Oyster (Courtenay), Planet Kids (Comox), Coho Books (Campbell River), West of the Moon (Saltspring Is), Talisman Books (Pender Island), Otter books (Nelson), Grizzly Books and Castle Joe Books (Revelstoke), MOuntain Fruit Folklore Centre (Kaslo), Raven's Nest (New Denver), Mountain Eagle Books (Smithers) and Books on Beechwood (Ottawa). Ask for GAZZOON at YOUR local store.
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