On March 27th The Together We Can Alumni Society in partnership with Vancouver Recovery Club hosted the tenth Rush event. Every month The Rush brings out some of the most incredible talent Vancouver has to offer. These musicians are artists in recovery and The Rush is a clean and sober stage for them to play on.
The Rush has grown substantially with the help of talented musicians from both the Together We Can Music Therapy Program and the recovery community throughout the greater Vancouver area. From it’s humble beginnings almost one year ago The Rush is now host to well over one hundred audience members every month!
Behind the scenes are a dedicated group of volunteers who give their time freely to make this event the huge success that is has become. Sound engineers, stage crew, hosts, performance coordinators, and various members of recovery are the amazing team that make this event possible. Performers for the Rush come prepared for this live show, with beautiful cover songs and original work. At 7pm a soundcheck commences where The Vancouver Recovery Club comes alive in a cacophony of symphonic sound. One by one artists are run through a quick soundcheck where they work out their pre-performance nerves, and the sound engineers work out all the bugs from feedback to stage malfunctions.
When 9pm rolls around the lights go out and our talented host Bazil walks on the stage and announces that show is about to begin. The theme for March was appropriately titled The Journey Continues as each performer throughout the night took our audience on a journey with their music and personal stories of recovery.
We look forward to seeing you at our next The Rush set for April 24th. Please visit our facebook page or website for details.