(left) Gabriel Prud’homme and Kylie Rogers Walker make up Awthentrix, and band which will be offering music therapy all summer. Ezra Black/The Free Press

Awthentrix offer music therapy

A group of local artists known as the Awthentrix will be offering music therapy all summer and are inviting you to a free session on May 6 at the Castle on First.

Though they’re not certified practitioners, organizer Sonia Roy has enlisted an impressive team of holistic specialists including a yoga teacher and a life coach.

“There’s a community behind me,” said Roy.

“This unique course is geared to anyone wishing to delve into self-discovery to discover your authentic voice,” she added. “It’s also about stepping outside your comfort zone and finding joy.”

Roy is one third of the musical trio called Awthentrix. She and drummer/guitarist Gabriel Prud’homme and singer Kylie Rogers Walker were performing at Earth Day celebrations at the Fernie Community Centre on April 22.

Prud’homme joined the group when Roy was doing a show and asked if there was a drummer in the crowd. The native of Quebec took up the challenge, came onstage, played and subsequently became a full band member.

The group takes an improvisational approach to music where they take the stage with an agreed upon chorus and freestyle songs about any given subject.

“We improvise because it keeps us in the zone,” said Roy. “We get to be creative and channeling the moment.”

“All we need is a topic and we’ll make songs for you,” added Walker. “And we’re mothers so it works really well because we don’t have the free time to rehearse.”

“Our message is definitely to get out of the box,” said Roy. “Don’t be confined, don’t conform and have as a much fun as humanly possible. That is our purpose. Be as eccentric and as authentic as you can be.”

For more information please contact Roy at soniaroy@hotmail.com or find her on Facebook.

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