Arts & Culture
The KWS Spends an Evening with the Brothers Creeggan
Kitchener/Waterloo - The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony welcomes back Andy and Jim Creeggan for Barely Naked: An Evening with the Brothers Creeggan on Thursday, April 11 and Friday, April 12 at 7:30 pm at the Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts. An exploration of the Creeggans’ journey from the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra to the Barenaked Ladies to their individual projects, this concert delves into the history of the uniquely Canadian duo.
Andy and Jim Creeggan grew up in Toronto, Ontario and pursued musical interests at a young age as members of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra. They are well known as two of the founding members of the Canadian band Barenaked Ladies (BNL), which they were both members of until 1996 when Andy left the group to pursue a degree in musical composition at McGill University, later compelling him to found Andiwork, a solo project dedicated exclusively to the exploration of instrumental music.
The Creeggans’ first performance together was during their time on tour with BNL when they opened for Bob Wiseman as the group Van Creeggan in Halifax. Shortly after, they recorded their first studio album in 1993 with their new name, Brothers Creeggan. Since then, the brothers have released three additional albums: Brothers Creeggan II, Trunks, and Sleepyhead. Described as contemplative, groovy, charming and soulful, Andy and Jim Creeggan bring a distinctive musical perspective to pop and classical music.
“Andy and Jim Creeggan are extremely talented and innovative in the way that they use musical elements,” said Edwin Outwater. “They each have an interesting perspective that complements the other; I can’t wait to put that creativity together with the whole orchestra for what will undoubtedly be a really fun concert!”
BARELY NAKED runs April 11 and 12, 2013 at 7:30pm at the Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts, 36 King St. W. in Kitchener. Tickets are $34 and can be purchased online at kwsymphony.ca or by calling 519.745.4711 or 888.745.4717.