Living in Red's audition video for Cover me Canada
I won't lie, as a kid I was never a fan of Alannah Myles' "Black Velvet," but the version that Winnipeg's Living in Red have recorded of the 1990 Grammy Award winning hit is particularly bad-ass.
Living in Red is hoping that this contribution will serve as the foundation toward the coveted "Cover Me Canada" title.
Cover me Canada is CBC TV's latest live music show. It features a diverse selection of eight Canadian bands doing their own unique takes on some hit Canadian songs. The last band standing will receive $100,000, a recording contract with Universal Music to release their first single, and some quality airplay on Radio 2.
This past week on the CBC program Living in Red crushed their version of Steppenwolf's "Born to be Wild," featuring a bassline that would make Alice in Chains proud.
Living in Red perform "Born to be Wild" on the first episode of Cover me Canada
But the competition won't be easy, so Living in Red needs your votes.
Check out the interview from Monday morning, September 19, between Information Radio's Marcy Markusa and Living in Red's Jackie Mohr about why the band tried out for the show.