The Houserockers, above, perform at the Queen's on Thursday night.

The Houserockers, above, perform at the Queen's on Thursday night.

Coin toss leads to award-winning music career

NANAIMO – The Houserockers perform at the Queen's on Thursday night as part of a celebration for their drummer's 60th birthday.

When The Houserockers drummer Kevin (Bud) Marcy looks back at his career in music, he’s happy with where it has taken him.

“I actually had a really good ride,” Marcy said.

On Thursday (Sept. 17) Marcy’s band will be performing with Ashley Pants, Christopher Tate, Lindsay Martell, Ian Perry and Bill Smith as part of his 60th birthday celebration at the Queen’s. The event is a partial fundraiser for the Nanaimo Blues Society.

Born in Alberta, Marcy began his career in music 40 years ago after successfully auditioning  as a drummer for the Canadian Sweethearts. Marcy then spent six years as a drummer with Buddy Knox and the Party Dolls and relocated to the United States.

Marcy returned to Alberta after flipping a coin and quickly found himself as a member of the Silver Mountain Band.

“If the coin was heads I was going to go to Vegas  … and if it was tails I was going to go back to Canada and visit my family and it came up tails,” he said.

Marcy later joined another band, Kidd Country, where he was the drummer for 10 years, picking up two CCMA Awards.

“I was so surprised. I was so shocked,” Marcy said about the first time Kidd Country won a CMMA for Entertainers of the Year.

Today, Marcy lives in Nanaimo and continues to perform with The Houserockers.

The Houserockers perform at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door.

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Nanaimo News Bulletin