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My 12 year old nephew, Colin Harper, belting out the tunes at the Limelight Music Acadamy’s 3rd “Student Showcase”. He’s playing an Indie guitar and it’s been run through all kinds of effects and amps. So much for simply overdriving an old tube amp like his Uncle used to do….The tune of choice was “My Bad Girlfriend” by Theory of a Dead Man. When Tracy, the lady in charge found out, he had to download the “clean” version – no wee swearies, please.

He’s accompanied by his teacher, Brandon.

And I knew him in the early days….


Cornwall, Ontario, Canada.
April 17, 2010.

In love with Ma Nature! Always have been, always will be. Let’s keep her safe, eh?

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  • deb cole
    deb coleover 4 years ago

    This is a great shot, Mike! He looks sort of nervous, but determined!! It won’t be long before we see him on Canadian Idol!!

  • Many thanks, Deb. Funny, but he wasn’t in the least bit nervous. And I can’t quite see him on “Idol”. Definitely not his cuppa! Maybe “Metal Mania” or “Head Banger’s Jamboree”! Takes after his Unk in musical preferrences.

    – Mike Oxley

  • Tracy Faught
    Tracy Faughtover 4 years ago

    Your right Mike! Colin does ROCK!!! Very cool shot! :p

  • Thanks so very much, Tracy! He’s getting pretty darned good!

    – Mike Oxley

  • Brenda Dow
    Brenda Dowover 4 years ago

    Well here is the proud Unk!!!! and thank you so much for letting us be part of this wonderful time in Colins life…. You have every right to be proud of him…. You will be sitting through many more performances in the years to come….and i know you will be enjoying it all!!!! Great shots Mike!!!!
    Brenda

  • Greatly appreciated, Brenda, and you’re very welcome. Thank you! I hope he keeps it up because he’s got a lot of talent and I also hope he doesn’t let it slide like I did.

    – Mike Oxley

  • Brenda Dow
    Brenda Dowover 4 years ago

    Then you have the interest in his being successful and a little push now and again won’t hurt….. he respects your opinion I am sure!!!!
    Brenda

  • Fortunately he does. I’m trying to get him to join up with other kids – explaining it was that lack that threw me off. Anyway, Limelight has a summer Music Camp featuring group work and musical composition and he’s expressed a lot of interest in that.

    – Mike Oxley

  • MichelPhoto53
    MichelPhoto53over 4 years ago

    Hey Mike good shot and good luck to collin … ‘’Let the good time Rock’’

  • Many thanks, Michel! He surely rocks!!

    – Mike Oxley

  • Linda Yates
    Linda Yatesover 4 years ago
    Great shot Mike! He is a handsome young man and a musician, too! The girls will be waiting in line for autographs before long!
  • Thanks so very much, Linda, for your very kind words and the favourite, too! Greatly appreciated! And the girls are already lining up! :o)

    – Mike Oxley

  • Lynne Morris
    Lynne Morrisover 4 years ago

    Great capture Mike, looks like he was having a great time.

  • Many thanks, Lynne. He was enjoying himself. No stage fright at all!

    – Mike Oxley

  • Malcolm Chant
    Malcolm Chantover 4 years ago
    What a great young Man, he looks a little bit unsure at the moment,

    Great sure Mike. you must be very proud,

  • Thanks. Malcolm. Very proud indeed – he did a marvellous job.

    – Mike Oxley

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 4 years ago

    Many & varied combinations of KEEEWWWWooL. When do we get to hear the real deal?

  • Cheers, Sheila! Next time I’ll borrow his wee viddie cam and see what I can do. Look out YouTube!

    – Mike Oxley

  • jamesmhe
    jamesmheover 4 years ago

    great capture Mike

  • Thanks very much, James. Pretty proud of the little guy!

    – Mike Oxley

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