Parrsboro's Big Deal hits ECMA stage

Raissa Tetanish
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Local band participating in 72-hour jam after sold-out shows in Fredericton

The Yamaha 72-Hour Jam at the 2007 East Coast Music Awards wouldnt have been complete without the spotlight being on Cumberland Countys own Big Deal.

Parrsboro's Big Deal hits ECMA stage

HALIFAX The Yamaha 72-Hour Jam at the 2007 East Coast Music Awards wouldnt have been complete without the spotlight being on Cumberland Countys own Big Deal.

The weekend was great, said Adam Siddall, vocalist for the group. We missed everything else because we were playing in Fredericton, but we had a great time.

The band, which includes Justin Siddall, Bruce Fisher and Dirt, performed during the last few hours of the 72-hour jam at the Palace on Sunday.

We found out about three weeks before (that we were selected to play) and we had planned on spending the entire weekend there.

Not realizing it was the same weekend as the ECMAs, Big Deal double booked themselves with the shows in Fredericton. Next year, however, Big Deal plans on rocking out at the ECMAs all weekend.

Well apply for the 72-hour jam again, but even more than that next year, added Siddall, who says the band hopes their CDs will be released over the summer.

Before and after their showcase, Big Deal was able to catch a few of the other acts, including Beyond Ash and Paul Maybe and the Critics.

The one disappointment Siddall says about not spending four days celebrating East Coast music, the business side.

I just wanted to mingle with the music business people along with attending some of the shows.

Upcoming shows for the band include a Feb. 24 gig at Big Leagues in Halifax, and locally at the Lamp Cabin in Springhill on March 3 and at Teazers in Amherst on March 24.

rtetanish@amherstdaily.com

Organizations: Big Deal, Yamaha, Big Leagues

Geographic location: Fredericton, East Coast, Halifax Springhill Amherst

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