Rockability Charity Concert Series
Working with many disabled clients has greatly impacted our culture of giving back. We have met many families facing disabilities or physical challenges, struggling to find the right supportive services or make ends meet so they could access the necessary medical care, equipment, or facilitate accessible housing options. Determined to help these families and change up the typical “rubber chicken dinner” fundraiser, we set out to create an event that was compelling and incredibly entertaining and so the Digital Lifestyles Rockability Charity Concert Series was born! Now in its 7th year, our world class, intimate concert experience has so far proudly raised over $260,000 (net) for local charities that help those most vulnerable.
- Digital Lifestyle’s latest Rockability Charity Concert was held on February 17th, 2018 at the Deerfoot Inn and Casino Chrome Showroom and featured Phil X and the Drills. Thank-you to everyone who attended and helped us raise almost $13,000 to support two incredible local charities – Easter Seals of Alberta and Accessible Housing.
Cheque presentation to Easter Seals for Rockability 2018!
ABOUT THE HEADLINERS
PHIL X – LEAD GUITAR AND VOCALS
One of the most recorded guitar players in the last decade, Los Angeles based session ace Phil X is considered the “best of the best” in the industry. Born and raised in Canada, Phil X boasts an impressive session resume and is the featured guitar sound behind artists such as Kelly Clarkson, Daughtry, Adam Lambert, Tommy Lee, Avril Lavigne, and Alice Cooper. Most notably he is recognized as an official member of Bon Jovi, regularly touring with the band and the guitarist on Bon Jovi’s 13th studio album, This House is Not For Sale. Phil X knows how to command an audience with his energetic presence and rips up the stage with his rousing guitar licks and rock god vocals creating a concert experience not to be missed! Germany based Framus Warwick Guitars has created several Phil X signature model guitars along with Freidman Amplification, a high end guitar amplifier company creating a signature “Phil X” model amplifier. Phil X can also be seen in the feature film “Hired Gun” on Netflix and in the soon to be released documentary “Give the Drummer Some”, a companion release to the new Drills album “Stupid Good Looking” due out this year.
BRENT FITZ – DRUMS
Brent Fitz is a Canadian American musician and multi-instrumentalist. In his career, he has worked with Slash, Myles Kennedy, Theory of a Deadman, Alice Cooper, Vince Neil, Union, Gene Simmons, The Guess Who, Brad Whitford from Aerosmith, Derek St. Holmes, Ronnie Montrose, Indigenous, Lamya, Streetheart, Harlequin, and Econoline Crush. Brent is endorsed by DW Drums, Vater Percussion, Sabian Cymbals and Remo Percussion.
DANIEL SPREE – BASS
Canadian born and Los Angeles based musician Daniel Spree is an active in demand studio bass player as well as performs with the band Elvis Monroe, among others. An accomplished singer songwriter, Daniel has toured the world playing music. His bass magic is featured on all of the Drills previous releases.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
We donate our entire marketing budget to host these concert events believing that instead of making a simple donation, we can make an even greater impact by bringing caring Calgarians like you together to collectively make a difference.
Our silent auction and large format raffle is the centrepiece for this fundraiser, with all proceeds going directly to the families facing an urgent medical need, a life-long disability, a devastating accident or those with physical challenges seeking to improve their quality of life. Here’s how you can help make an immediate difference:
- Donate a suitable item(s) for our silent auction.
- Provide a cash sponsorship.
- Purchase a VIP Sponsorship Package.
- Attend the concert and bid on our silent and live auction items and participate in our raffles. We have some of the most exclusive and exciting prizes you could imagine.
Please contact us if you would like to make a difference by supporting future events and for more information on how you can attend next year’s private, invite only concert!
ABOUT THE CHARITIES
Easter Seals of Alberta provides services that foster inclusion, independence and recreation for individuals with disabilities and medical conditions. They provide those living with disabilities with life-long tools and resources to help them reach their full potential. They also fund disability solutions through financial assistance, summer camp, advocacy, and public and consumer education. In addition, they provide fully accessible facilities including Easter Seals Camp Horizon for kids and Easter Seals McQueen Residence for adults. Did you know that Easter Seals is known as a charity of last resort for many people and does not discriminate based on age, gender, illness or disability? Where there is a need they will generously help. For more information on this charity visit: http://easterseals.ab.ca
Accessible Housing is a non-profit organization and registered charity with a mandate to open doors to homes that are accessible and affordable for people with limited mobility. Through their outreach and residential programs, they provide housing and personal support so that everyone can have a home, belong and participate in our community. For more information on this charity visit: http://accessiblehousing.ca/
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