September 17, 2014 - 7:30 AM
KELOWNA – A 14-year-old from Kelowna has been selected to perform onstage with a band he’s never heard of next month, but don't worry Glass Tiger—his mom didn't forget you when you were gone.
Harrison de Haas was chosen out of 50 music students by Wentworth Music to play keyboards with Glass Tiger October 8 at the Rotary Centre for the Arts, but his mom says it took some convincing to get him interested.
"At first he didn’t want the opportunity because he has soccer that night and he doesn't want to miss it," Denise de Haas says.
Harrison, who prefers hip hop to 80s hair bands, says he is starting to get excited now that he’s seen how popular they were.
“Now I kind of know them,” he says. “I had no idea. My mom played (the song) for me and they sound pretty good.”
Harrison, who has been playing piano most of his life, says the reason he was chosen is because he can memorize songs quickly.
“It’s a pretty easy song but it’s hard because it has to be memorized within a couple of weeks,” he says, adding that he’s only been on stage in front of a large audience once before during a Wentworth recital.
“It will be fun, I think,” he says.
His mom Denise however, is very excited.
“When he first told me who he was playing with I was like, what? Glass Tiger? Are you kidding me? I love that band.”
Harrison will perform My Song with Glass Tiger at the Rotary Centre for the Arts October 8.
Tickets are available at this website.
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