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Update: BC Band busks for Ellen!

In the City of Kelowna we may have asked them to move to a busk stop but the boys from Behind Sapphire achieved their goal. They performed for Ellen Degeneres! They came up with the concept, made a video, shared it on YouTube, and in the end reaped the success of a well crafted plan. By the looks of the video it also seems they also have a new fan! A testament to anyone with enough vision and commitment to implement a unique creative endeavour. 

 
 
 
For their original video Castanet viewers doubled their views and helped propel them on their way to perform for Ellen. Behind Sapphire took some time to share a  "shout out" to the Castanet viewers for supporting their randomly brilliant ambitions in the music business.
 
 
 
Bonus: Ellen "video-bombs" (the distant cousin of the classic "photo bomb") the weather report at a regional TV show. Authentically Ellen! 
 


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About the Author

Ryan Donn is a singer/songwriter, event producer, digital creative, and Councillor at the City of Kelowna

I love creating songs, which have been used by the Terry Fox Run, Kelowna’s Centennial Celebration, or heard on various local radio stations. 

In the past few years, I've focused on creating community events including Music in the Park, New York New Years, Castanet’s Free Family Skate, Talented Kids, Talented Kelowna, and others.

Originally from Scotland, I’ve lived in Kelowna for over 20 years. My wife, Kimberly, and our two daughters, Lyla and Bella, share our home with Tom (adult with diverse abilities).

In 2014, I was elected to Kelowna City Council. 

Opinions are my own, and don't represent the City of Kelowna, Festivals Kelowna or Creative Okanagan. 

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