If there is just one word I would use to describe Harrelson Trumpets client, and friend, Joshua Trinidad, it would be style. Like many people with real flair Joshua has a style that is all his own. He seems to be constantly evolving and experimenting with his art... always refining and exploring what it is to be himself. What more fitting stage for Wheelchair Sports Camp... than that of Westword's Artopia... minutes after the models left the stage after the fashion show. Every time I check in on Joshua... he's got something new up his sleeve... and I loved seeing him with WSC. This group has something I can't put my finger on... a style that is truly all their own. I caught up with Joshua after the show to find out a little bit more.
How long have you been a part of Wheelchair Sports Camp?
I have been part of Wheelchair Sports Camp for roughly four years.
How did you get involved?
I saw Kalyn Heffernan (Leader and MC of WCSC) perform at The Westword Music Showcase in 2011 (Denver's music festival). I wrote her an email asking if could sit in sometime and the sitting in turned into me joining the band!
What is the message behind the music?
For me, the message behind the music is about conveying to the world what can not be read in newspapers, books or learned. Wheelchair Sports Camp is a band that tells the story of the people. The oppressed people. We as musicians use our music to fight the "power". We are a band of underdogs, for underdogs, and about underdogs. But there are times when we get less serious and just have fun!
Are you recorded?
Yes- I am on two EP's with the band...
And now on the newest album that will be be coming out soon (no set date yet).
I see Wheelchair Sports Camp is going to SXSW... is this the first time?
No. WSC has been to SXSW a few times and has always done very well in connecting and performing at the events. This year we are performing on the official showcase stage and we will also be playing a few Colorado parties as well!
It looks like there is a tour leading up to Austin... has WSC toured before?
Yes- a pretty good sized tour. We will be opening for B. Dolan and Rubedo. We have been on a few tours. A couple of years ago we did the whole US with The Flobots. We also travel to England and Toronto often
There are some major cities on this list... you must be getting national attention.
Yes, WCSC is picking up a lot momentum. It has been like this over the past few years. We are happy that all of this hard work is starting to pay off.
What else is in store for you this year? Other projects in the works?
I am looking at re-starting my band Go Star (prog rock trio). I am also planning to do some playing in Norway in the Fall this year along with a new series of music videos coming during the fall session. So many projects - very little time.
For a full list of tour dates... more information about Wheelchair Sports Camp... or to buy your very own CD... http://wheelchairsportscamp.bandzoogle.com/
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