Entering the Shockwave Youth Centre Sunday night, you may have noticed a few unfamiliar faces.
A faith-based rock concert took place at the Pentecostal Assembly and invited the community and surrounding area youth to come together.
The event took place at 7:30 and included performances from the London, On based solo act, Joel Larmer and the band To Tell.
Not only were youth treated to a night of music, but also had the opportunity to buy burgers and pop, socialize with other kids and buy new fancy band merch.
The event was only 10 dollars in advance and 15 dollars at the door.
Joel Larmer opened up the show with an acoustic pop showcase of original upbeat tunes and he shared a truly touching ballad that he wrote about a family member going through cancer.
When Larmer asked the audience to raise their hands if they had experienced cancer in their family, the result was high, and created understanding and appreciation for the lyrics coming out of the young artist.
To get the happy, fun mood back, Larmer treated his new fans to his own rendition of One Direction's , “What makes you beautiful”.
The main act was the “piano-driven pop/rock fire ball blasting life through speakers and radio waves everywhere.” To Tell is a group consisting of the energetic frontman Zach Havens, guitarist Nate Rundle, Mike Switzer on drums as well as bassist Justyn Schwindt.
The talented group have had the opportunity to share the stage with artists such as Aaron Gillespie, Superchick, Sanctus Real, Group One Crew and Leeland to name a few.
“We recently toured with a great band called Thousand Foot Krutch,” explains Havens. “We then got lucky enough to record a song with their bassist, and we couldn't have been more thrilled.”
Sun is Up and So Am I, was the first EP released by To Tell in 2008. They then released So Much More as their debut full length album in 2010, followed by their most recent EP, Away From Everything, which was released in January of this year. To Tell’s music is available through iTunes.
“The show rocked,” said Daysha LeeRose Smith, a Carlyle youth in attendance.
Carlyle was just one of the many stops on the band’s Be Ok, cross Canada tour, which also included another Saskatchewan date in Yorkton on Monday.
“I enjoyed the night in Carlyle,” said the bands drummer, Mike Switzer. “The kids were awesome and were great to talk to. I think they liked our light boxes a bit too much.”
The band has seen recent success, by having one of their tunes hit number one on the C20 radio charts.
“I thought the band was so fun to watch,” explains one new fan. “When you're down and out, you just listen to them and it's all like ,wow what was that, now I'm happy, now I'm up and in.”