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BIA News

Fabre Drive To Open Park Party

PITP ramps up for opening night July 6

Released by Desmond Devnich, Downtown Chilliwack BIA


he award-winning Coast Capital Savings Party in the Park concert event series returns to Central Community Park in downtown Chilliwack, Friday, July 6. The Downtown Chilliwack Business Improvement Association (BIA) Special Events Committee will be continuing its eight Friday nights of free, family-friendly entertainment and activities.

Kathy Funk, BIA Executive Director, said, "This incredible series of events is made possible by a great team of volunteers and corporate sponsors. On behalf of the BIA, I am thrilled to welcome everyone to one of the greatest events in Chilliwack this summer."

Faber Drive, Juno nominee for Best New Group of the Year and Pop Album of the Year, will headline the opening night event on July 6. "This four-piece Canadian pop rock band is sure to light up the stage," said Party in the Park entertainment coordinator, Darcy D. "We have an amazing line-up this summer Including many rock, pop, and country performing artists from all over British Columbia," said the owner of DMG Artist Development Group.

"Our always popular night market will be filled with vendors of many unique items including hand-made jewelry, wooden toys, Tibetan shawls, plants, feather hair extensions and handcrafted greeting cards," Party in the Park Marketplace Manager, Ronnie Murphy, said. "The new Sears Home Services Food Fair will feature a diverse menu including South Asian, Chinese, Bosnian, Jamaican, Italian, First Nations, and the usual favourites," Murphy continued.

"Local solo artists and bands are encouraged to audition for a chance to play on the Party in the Park stage by uploading a video to The Progress contests page," BIA Special Events chairperson, Leanne Adderley. "Social media has become a great way to connect with our Party in the Park fans, share photos, and now bands can upload their videos for the ‘Chilliwack’s Big Shot’ Music Competition," Adderley explained.

On opening night, Star 98.3 will seek to break the Guiness World Record for the most people shucking corn simultaneously. Funk said, "This is our sixth year of Party in the Park and I can promise it will be bigger and better than ever. Theme nights, a Disneyland trip giveaway, a memorable Family Fun Zone, and many surprises and guest appearances will make this the highlight of the summer for thousands of families in the Fraser Valley."


About Faber Drive

Faber Drive Announces New Album ‘Lost In Paradise’ Is Near

It’s been three years since Mission’s favourite sons Faber Drive delivered their acclaimed sophomore set can’T keEp A SecrEt, an album that spiked their pop rock style with extra synth sounds on hits like “G-Get Up and Dance!” and “Give Him Up.” Following a Juno nomination for Pop Album of the Year, a headlining tour across Canada, and double platinum single sales for “G-Get Up and Dance,” the B.C. boys are ready for fans to discover their next album, Lost In Paradise.

Featuring production work from Matt Squire (Katy Perry, 3oh3, All Time Low, Simple Plan) Ryan Stewart (Carly Rae Jepsen), Andrew Goldstein ( Hot Chelle Rae), Shawn Desman, and Mike Green (Paramore, All Time Low), Faber Drive’s third full-length is currently scheduled to arrive this summer through 604 Records. While the record showcases the strong yet sugary hooks that have carried the group since their 2007 debut Seven Second Surgery, and furthers the electro-pop experiments of can’T keEp A SecrEt, it’s also poised to bring the band into even more uncharted territory.

“There are going to be a few super ballads, there’s going to be a few fun, party rockin’ songs, and it’ll definitely be a fun, energetic album to listen to, for sure,” vocalist/guitarist Dave Faber explains from  a newly renovated barn where the band is putting the finishing touches on the varied collection with longtime collaborator Colin “Crocker” Friesen. “We’re big believers in songs,” Faber continues, “If it’s a song that people can relate to, if it’s a song that we feel passionate about, if it’s a song that gives us chills…that’s the most important thing for us.”

“Do It In Hollywood,” the sneak peek from Lost In Paradise that dropped online and on the airwaves this past March, has already sent shivers through listener’s spines. The track, co-written by Simple Plan’s Pierre Bouvier and Chuck Comeau, keeps up the club-vibe of “G-Get Up and Dance,” but veers into dubstep via the deep bass drops of its bridge. “We’re big fans of the genre,” Faber said in regards to the wub-wubbing midsection.

As for the lyrics, while the song shouts out the L.A. scene’s mansions, models, money and bottles, the key to the single’s spirit, as chanted by the band, is that “everybody knows that’s it’s not about that.” “You don’t need to be in Hollywood to have a good time. That’s the basic story of it,” the singer says of the sentiment. “You can be anywhere you want to be, you’ve just got to make the best of what you’ve got.”

The group’s fun-loving attitude brings them from the club scene to the beach on new number “Candy Store,” a breezy, acoustic guitar-driven love song that playfully compares a new amore to some sugary favourites. On it,  both Faber and guest rapper Ish drop references to Lifesavers, Kit Kat’s and anything under the collective umbrella of Mr. Christie.

Beyond the bangers and summery jams, Faber Drive also take to the tender side of pop on Lost In Paradise on both the title track and the heart-tugging, textured power ballad “Life Is Waiting.”

“Music is about emotion,” bassist Jeremy "Krikit" Liddle elaborates. “Whether it’s a party song like ‘Set It Off’ or ‘Do It In Hollywood, or whether it’s a love story like “Candy Store,” we want to have songs that make people feel different things.”

With the release date for the new album just around the corner, it’s only a matter of time before Faber Drive’s latest gems are found



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