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Wild T and the Spirit are Coming to the Rhumba Room

On Wednesday March 11th plan to be at the Pacific Inn Hotel Rhumba Room, 1160 King George Hwy, for a very special night with an amazing entertainer. Early Show! This is one show you do not want to miss. It is quite an exclusive for the White Rock Blues Society to be helping with the promotion of this event. It is the society’s goal to bring top talent to the White Rock and South Surrey area for your enjoyment and this event fits the bill big time. Through Jason Buie, White Rock Blues Society Artistic Director and his friendship with Wild T he has arranged this show/dance because Wild T and his band are touring the west coast. The White Rock Blues Society could not possibly afford flying in a band of this caliber and paying for room and board etc. Maybe some day. But not now. So this show represents a very special opportunity for us to be involved with a world class act coming to our town. Tony "Wild T" Springer has hung with the best of them. David Bowie, Jeff Healey, Bon Jovi, Deep Purple, Jay Leno, David Letterman and Arsenio Hall are just some of the musical acts and personalities that have been blown away by Wild T's guitar. Wild T is originally from Tunapuna, Trinidad. Though one may find similarities to Jimi Hendrix, ironically it was T's first exposure to Steve Howe and classic Yes that inspired him to take up guitar. Moving to Toronto, Canada, T quickly gained a reputation on the local club circuit. Since then he has recorded two albums (Love Crazy 1991 and Givin' Blood 1995) with his own group, Wild T and the Spirit for Warner Brothers. He has also recorded an album (Black Tie, White Noise) with David Bowie and has appeared with Bowie on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with David Letterman and the Arsenio Hall Show. He has toured with Bon Jovi and Deep Purple throughout North America and has performed thousands of club shows. In '99 he was asked to portray Jimi Hendrix in Daydream Believers - The Monkees Story because of his resemblance and showmanship. Source: Wild T website. Wednesday night is not ideal, middle of the week and all that, but the show will start early 7:00 PM and end early 10:00 PM to respect the working man/woman audience. But here is the point, you will be witnessing a performance from a world class entertainer and his band right here in White Rock/South Surrey, close to your home. Free parking. Yale Hotel-like venue. It doesn't get better than that for a music lover. So please, support quality, live music in your town, it’s your town, your cultural expression, help put this town on the musical map. There are so many talented musicians and music lovers in this neck of the woods. They are here for a multitude of reasons and one of them is we have a plethora of music lovers who know the value of live music and the stage presence of the consummate artist. There is something very appealing to “being there”, when the magic, the power of the music and the performer flows from the stage. Be there. I don't want to have to tell you about it after the fact because my words would pale in comparison. Tickets available at Tapestry Music and the Pacific Inn Hotel – Ingrid or at the door. $15 White Rock Blues Society members $10. Please note. White Rock Blues Society membership is good for 12 months from time of joining. $25 per year for a single $40 per year for a couple