Local Band aims for musical hockey gold


CBC is looking for the next great hockey song, and a band made up of local musicians think they might just have the ‘right musical stuff’.

Furious Gord, created in 2010 by singer/songwriter/musicians Dan Barkley, above left, Scott Veinotte, right, Mario Beriault and Derek Jones has written an exciting, upbeat, driving number called ‘The Best Game in Town’, which they have entered into the Hockey Night in Canada SongQuest. 

The voting on line has already begun to find the top 50 songs which will move on to round two in the selection process. The band is hoping that the South Dundas community (and beyond) will rally to support their entry into the Canada-wide contest.

‘The Best Game in Town’ grew out of a different song the band had already written for their new CD, Concession. “We knew we had a really good song,” said Scott Veinotte. “The timing couldn’t have been better. When we learned about the CBC contest for a new song to play during the pre-game highlights reel, we knew our piece could be re-jigged to fit the hockey theme. Dan adapted the lyrics, and the new song took shape. It literally drives to the net.”

With its dynamic lyrics and a blood-racing beat, the song could go all the way to the finals in SongQuest.  “You’ve got to be here when the place goes crazy/’Cause we know it’s the best game in town.”

Voting on line began November 23 and runs until December 11, for round one. If the song makes the first cut, in round two it will be judged by music industry and hockey panels, CBC radio and, again, the public. The ultimate winner, out of the final 10 songs surviving round two, will be chosen just by the public. The judges take into consideration more than just the votes, but also the likes and the listening for a song, in making decisions.

Supporters can vote once a day on each electronic device or machine  from computers to Ipads. The direct link to the voting site is http://music.cbc.ca/#/artists/Furious-Gord 

Help Furious Gord bring home ‘musical’ hockey gold.

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