Some of the reviews so far:
“Now there’s an anthem for anyone’s life. Fabulous!”
“The sites are spectacular and the energy abounds…awesome!”
“Fantastic song! What a great start to the games!”
“I smiled all the way through it!”
“Vancouver was the perfect backdrop for this video and we felt that showcasing its beauty would only add to the buzz being created in this city in anticipation of hosting the Outgames, the Human Rights Conference and Pride all in the same week! We ran around for days from Deep Cove to Whistler, balancing on boulders (in heels I might add) and even braving the Peak 2 Peak Gondola ride from Whistler to Blackcomb. It was truly as much fun as it looks!
Of course, we also needed to add a love story because you never know what can happen when you ‘Come on Out and Play.” says Marlee Walchuk one half of Sugarbeach.
Barb Snelgrove, Media Director of the Vancouver 2011 Outgames states, “We are ecstatic about the tune that Sugarbeach has created for the Games, it truly represents the spirit of the Outgames and we are honored that they are part of this very special event”.
In just 4 years, this married lesbian duo consisting of Marlee Walchuk and Nat (Tully) Callender have released 2 chart topping albums, been nominated for 9 Pride in Arts awards and have won 3 (including Favourite Group and Pride Song of the Year) in the U.S. They have received a nomination for Outstanding International Song of the Year from the Outmusic Awards in New York plus their 2010 gay anthem, “Living Out Proud” won song of the year, was the most requested song of 2010 on the GLBT Outvoice Top 40 Charts and has spent a record time of 19 months in the Top Ten. They are also the creators and producers of RightOutTV.com, the web’s first LGBTQ music video channel streaming 24-7 and promoting OUT artists from around the world.
Sugarbeach will be performing “Come On Out” and more of their original music at both the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Outgames as well as the Dyke March Dance, The Telus Street Party and the mainstage for Vancouver Pride.
About the Vancouver 2011 Outgames
The Vancouver 2011 North American Outgames includes 18 sport elements supported by the Gay and Lesbian International Sports Association. Additional elements include Cultural Activities and Opening & Closing ceremonies and many events taking place during Pride Week. With upwards of 2000 athletes & participants expected in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, this is definitely going to be a week to remember!
A key component to the games is the Human Rights Conference with workshops on diversity featuring keynote speakers Blake Skjellerup (Olympic short track speed skater), Sara Davis Buechner (Professor of Music UBC and concert pianist). The conference also includes an awards ceremony recognizing individuals and corporations that have influenced LGBT rights.
The GLISA 2011 North America Outgames will be held from July 25th to July 31st 2011 and everybody is welcome.
For more info: Sugarbeach: Marlee Walchuk 778-279-4554 email@example.com