Ken McCoy and his band will rock the TRU Grit gala April 2.

Ken McCoy and his band will rock the TRU Grit gala April 2.

Ken McCoy Band to rock Diamonds and Denim

With the Ken McCoy Band rocking the dance floor TRU’s Diamonds and Denim gala coming up next month is bound to be a hit with young and old.

With the Ken McCoy Band rocking the dance floor TRU’s Diamonds and Denim gala coming up next month is bound to be a hit with young and old alike.

Well known in the past few years for their popular shows at Stampede, the Ken McCoy Band delivers hard driving cover tunes from classic rock to country, to blues and rockabilly and of course their own originals.

Ken McCoy is an award winning song writer and recording artist with many popular singles such as Take Me to the Highway, Right to Be Free, Nowhere Town, and Mexican Jail, Living on Mexican Time, I Will Ride, You’re My Reason and more.

He has written, produced and released four full-length albums and released numerous singles that have hit the radio top play charts in Canada, Australia and several countries in Europe.

Proceeds from his 2004 single Prayin’ For Rain were donated to the Canadian Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

The Ken McCoy Band includes guitar maker Tony Del on lead guitar and vocals; Jay Wittur on bass, doghouse bass and vocals; and Gary Grace on drums, percussion and vocals.

Diamonds and Denim coming up April 2 is hosted by the TRU Grit Awards community group that raises scholarship funds for students studying at Thompson Rivers University’s Williams Lake Campus.

Guests will receive first-class treatment throughout the evening starting with valet service provided by the Cariboo Chilcotin Youth Fiddlers, says TRU marketing co-ordinator Myrissa Krenzler.

After dropping off their coats at the coat check provided by Williams Lake Boys Rugby Club, guests can have their portrait taken by local photographer Monika Paterson and receive a glass of champagne donated by the Williams Lake Investors Group.

Stampede Queen Cheyleigh Sand and members of the TRU student council will welcome guests and direct them to their tables.

From there, guests can browse the silent auction items, while being entertained by local musical guests Perfect Match, then settle in for a prime rib, buffet-style dinner catered by Chef Rocco Sabatino at the Ramada Inn.

The live auction with many beautiful items donated by local businesses follows dinner. During the evening the draw will be made for a $3,500 travel voucher for anywhere in the world provided by All-Ways Travel.

There are only 350 of the raffle tickets available at $40 each and they are going fast, Krenzler says.

The Ken McCoy Band takes to the stage at 9 p.m.

A safe ride home option will be provided at the end of the evening by the Williams Lake Boys Rugby team.

Tickets are $960 for a table of eight or $120 each and can be found at TRU, Cariboo GM or online at www.tru.ca/williamslake, or by calling 250-392-8048.

The gala is organized by community volunteers and all funds raised go to towards the TRU Grit Awards scholarships for students studying at the TRU Williams Lake Campus.

For more on the TRU Grit Awards program turn to Page A15.

 

Williams Lake Tribune