Surrey band Good For Grapes has won this year's Peak Performance Project

Surrey band Good For Grapes has won this year's Peak Performance Project

Surrey’s Good For Grapes takes $100K prize in music contest

Folk/alternative band wins Peak Performance Project competition designed to kick-start music careers.

Surrey band Good for Grapes is $102,700 richer after taking home first-prize in this year’s PEAK Performance Project.

The music competition, hosted by radio station 102.7 The Peak, held its finale event Thursday night (Nov. 20) at the Commodore Ballroom, with top-three acts Good for Grapes, Tourist Company and Derrival vying for the prestigious title.

In the end, folk/alternative group Good For Grapes came out on top, after performing for a sold-out crowd.

Congratulations flowed onto the band’s Facebook page almost immediately.

“I legit thought people would riot if you did not win tonight,” said Caroline Yeung. “The crowd was going insane for you guys!!! So happy for you!”

“You guys were my favourite this year,” added Erica Granberg.

The band is comprised of six members – Daniel McBurnie, Graham Gomez, Alexa Unwin, Robert Hardie, Alex Hauka and Will Watson.

Most of the founding members met as students at Fleetwood Park Secondary and officially formed the band about four years ago, after an informal trip to Vancouver Island to do some busking.

On the way, they began practising on the outside deck and a crowd so large formed, they felt obligated to keep performing and played almost an entire set. They’ve since gone on to perform regularly and win numerous contests, and last year, released their debut album, Man On The Page.

Good For Grapes came fourth in last year’s Peak Performance Project, which Surrey singer Rykka won. Past winners include Dear Rouge, Current Swell, Kyprios and We Are the City.

Derrival came second this year, and Tourist Company third, taking home prizes of $75,000 and $50,000, respectively.

Good for Grapes will begin a Western Canadian tour in the new year, with the winner of the Alberta Peak Performance Project, which is slated to be announced Nov. 27.

 

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