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Valley member of NextStar's runner-up band still stoked to perform

Parker Schmidt, left, and his band Electric Avenue fell just short of the podium on the Next Star. -
Parker Schmidt, left, and his band Electric Avenue fell just short of the podium on the Next Star.
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Electric Avenue may be out, but not unplugged.

Laurie Schmidt, mother of Cowichan songwriter Parker, indicates her son’s band is still amped to perform despite being dimmed by the band Rebel Coast during YTV’s recent NextStar Super Group finale.

“Yes, Electric Ave were the runners-up at the supergroup finale on Sunday night,” Schmidt said of the live April 13 finish.

“Parker had an incredible time being on the show, and says it’s only just the beginning for Electric Avenue, and you can look forward to more great things from them.”

The finale, Schmidt’s email to the News Leader Pictorial says, “was a top-notch production with an incredible stage and four CO2 cannons.

“Electric Ave lit the place up during their performance of their single Into Pieces, with a dance break section and LED lights on their clothes. The crowd loved it and it was amazing!”

Electric Avenue also includes Calgary’s Adam Hunter, 16; Castleton’s Bradley Ace Martinez, 17; Winnipeg’s Dane Bjornson, 13; and Calgary’s Zee Peters, 13.

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