Local singer debuts song

Nanaimo-Marching song created for Special Air Service to debut at Port Theatre

Local resident Al Davies decided to compose a marching song for his regiment at age 83 and will reveal it to the world on April 14.

Davies is a former soloist with the Vancouver Island Opera. He had Gerry Klaassen, director of The Nanaimo Concert Band, arrange the song, and he will perform his piece during the concert band’s Spring Concert at the Port Theatre.

Davies sent a copy of his recorded song to his regiment, The Special Air Service, and they have asked his permission to put it on their next CD. Davies said according to Time Magazine his regiment is “The toughest anti-terrorist commando group in the world.”

He said to be honoured by that group is the highlight of his years.

The show starts at 2:30 on the 14th, all seats are $13.50. To buy tickets visit www.porttheatre.com or call 250-754-8550.


—News Staff



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