Rae Armour : Next Move
Rae Armour began her music career in Edmonton, Alberta while teaching high school. During a temporary caretaker's strike at the school she accepted the invitation to audition for a local popular rock band whose leader coincidentally also taught at the school. She got the job, and so began the bar, cabaret, school graduation, wedding, Bar Mitzvah, you-name-it-we'll-play-it', 'dance band for all occasions' party scene. Three bands and ten years later, and with her ears still ringing, Rae took a year off to travel and regroup. Upon her return to Canada, she quit her teaching job and re-entered the music scene full-time as a single act, touring Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. After much introspection and an inner dread of ever having to play 'Feelings' again, Rae moved to Vancouver in 1982 and began her songwriting career. She followed through with the delivery of an independent contemporary pop release entitled 'On Track', which garnered her double winner status of the Pacific Songwriters Association 'Write-On' Awards in the following year. Her latest CD 'Next Move' is receiving much attention locally and internationally. Rae recently opened for Faith Hill's 'Live in Whistler' concert, and has also shared venues with Natalie McMaster, Jane Siberry, Keifer Sutherland, Shari Ulrich and Long John Baldry. She has performed internationally in Orlando, Washington DC, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Honolul, Auckland, Sydney and Paris.