Canadian death metal act OBVURT returned to playing live in their home city of Quebec with a show…at an elementary school.
It all came about because guitarist Philippe Drouin is also a music teacher at the school, and it was actually the faculty suggested setting it up.
“The physical education teacher and school principal introduced me to this idea,” Drouin said. “He was thinking about a party to celebrate the end of the school year by doing a show in the school backyard where [I teach music]. He knew about the release of [OBVURT album] ‘The Beginning’ on March 31st and thought about the idea to bring ‘The Beginning’ to life in the school backyard.”
Drouin suffered a serious car accident in 2016 leaving him unable to play with his right arm. He was since able to re-learn how to play guitar left-handed.
“I wasn’t sure at first, it was strange to me,” Drouin said of the schoolyard show. “But all the kids knew about the fact that I switched to left handed and released something before the pandemic started. That show became a big surprise when the kids recognized the musicians and the OBVURT logo on the amp. The kids really enjoyed the performance, which was very inspiring to us and we were pleased to release this unique performance video.”
Check out the video below. And check the kids jumping around. Almost….moshing. Almost.