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From YouTube Parody to CenturyLink Field

When we put together the SOAR video 8 months ago, little did we know that it would go semi-viral (as of this writing, it has 167,000 views on YouTube).  It landed us a live performance at the Seattle Seahawks party at the Plaza of Nations on July 4.

And just last week, Marie landed her biggest gig to date:  singing the national anthems at CenturyLink Field in Seattle before the Super Bowl rematch between the champion Seahawks and the visiting Denver Broncos on September 21!

September 21 will mark the Seahawks’ annual “Canada Day” game where they honour their Canadian fans for their support – hence the 2 anthems.  And it’s fitting that Marie will be singing before the Super Bowl rematch…as we made our song specifically for the 2014 Super Bowl.

Needless to say, I’m super proud of Marie and extremely excited for her.  She’s worked really hard over the years honing her craft, and she deserves all the good things coming to her.  And given Ariana Grande’s spectacular performance earlier tonight before the Seahawks’ win over Green Bay, Marie has some big shoes (and vocal pipes) to fill.  But I know she will be just fine.  In fact, I predict that she’ll SOAR!

Read a Vancouver Sun article about Marie.

Why Marie Hui is So Awesome

Marie just before singing the anthems at a Canucks game.
Marie just before singing the anthems at a Canucks game.

Please allow me to brag about the lovely and talented Marie Hui for a moment. The girl can sing anything! Whether it’s an old Beatles tune, a Broadway musical hit, a ballad, a pop song, or a funky R & B jam, she makes anything she sings sound wonderful.

I’ve been blessed to know Marie for close to 15 years now.  Over that time, I’ve had the pleasure of seeing her mature as an individual and as an artist.

Last night, as we were recording our new Canucks song, there was a 10-minute period that beautifully encapsulated her brilliance as an artist. We agreed that she would make one of the verses “pop” a bit more and thus include some riffs and runs. She pulled up a cover from YouTube and proceeded to listen to it for just a couple of minutes before starting to sing it. It was even more challenging because she also had to fit our revised words into the phrasing. So not only was she learning how to sing it, she was also tackling what to sing.

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