This week’s episode features long time Edmonton musician and arts administrator Brent Oliver chatting about the legendary Edmonton act Wilfred N and the Grown Men and the song ‘I’m In Love with the City’ as found on Capital City Records.
Edmonton’s Wilfred Kozub has a long history of making rock and pop music sprinkled with innovation and electronic experimentation. Wilfred N & the Grown Men grew out of the New Wave music phenomenon of the early 80s when Wilfred and his band mate, Jamie Philp, hunkered down in Kozub’s basement recording studio. They produced a string of radio singles and the early album that spawned the hits "I Could Get Closer To You" and the still-well-loved title track, "Thunder on the Tundra". You can now find their 2013 album ‘I’m In Love with the City’ on Capital City Records.
Brent Oliver is in love with the city, having moved to Winnipeg and back. He is heavily involved through his work as the City of Spruce Grove Arts Director , UP+DT Festival Director, Alberta Music - Director/ Vice Chair and BOP MGMT Director. His resume expands over three decades in Edmonton and along with Wilfred N and the Grown Men, they have made Edmonton a healthy place to live with their contributions to the arts.
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