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Vernon musician spins sounds since 14

Hugh Spinney performs for locals Feb. 17

With a passion for music ignited at a young age, Hugh Spinney was just 14 years old when he started writing songs.

The Vernon based singer-songwriter, originally hailing from a small northern B.C. town, was inspired by music he heard at school dances, on the radio and at home.

Rock bands of the ’60s, country and jazz kept him grooving and soon he was playing in a band and performing at those school dances.

Spinney will be featured at the Coldstream/Halina Coffee House Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Halina Centre, 3310 37th Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7. Admission is $5 cash and a concession is available.

Spinney is accompanied by Kelowna artist Andrew Smith.

There is also an open mic, musicians can sign up at the door.

Over the years, Spinney has performed solo, played in classic rock bands and fronted a blues band.

He released his first solo album, Northern Sunrise, in 2019, featuring his heartfelt and sometimes comic lyrics.

The song Evil Twin Brother made it to the semi finals of the International Songwriting Contest.

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Jennifer Smith

About the Author: Jennifer Smith

Vernon has always been my home, and I've been working at The Morning Star since 2004.
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