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Seattle Seahawks SOAR to the Super Bowl Once Again

On Sunday afternoon, the Seattle Seahawks defeated the Green Bay Packers 28-22 in a thrilling overtime victory to advance to the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 1.

You may remember that Marie, Arielle, and I did a song for the Seattle Seahawks last year on the eve of their Super Bowl appearance.  Unsurprisingly, this video has picked up some more hits this past week, pushing towards the 200,000 view mark.

We’ll be recording a new song for this year’s Super Bowl run sometime this week.  Get ready…it’s going to be a lot of fun!

In the meantime, enjoy last year’s song called “SOAR”, a parody of Katy Perry’s smash hit “ROAR”.

 

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.

Songs from the Arena – Hockey Songs on the Organ

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I’ve always wanted to play the organ at a Vancouver Canucks game. And when I go to watch the Canucks play at Rogers Arena, I like to take in the sights and sounds of the entire arena experience – and not just the game itself.

As a musician, I pay particular attention to the music: both from the DJ and from the organ. And I’ve come up with a medley of songs that I typically hear at Canucks games.

You’ll see it’s a nice mix of hockey standards (chants and cheers) and actual pop songs.

The timing of my O Canada reprise is quite epic. You’ll see what I mean.

 

CCC – Clay’s Canucks Commentary for April 3, 2012: Clay’s Anthem Analysis

 

I’m always fascinated by the national anthems at sporting events. A good anthem can get the crowd engaged and excited even before the opening face-off, kick-off, or tip-off. Conversely, a poor rendition can leave both players and fans distracted and confused.

Starting tonight, for Canucks games that I’m at, I will be scoring the national anthems in 5 key categories:

1. Tone/Pitch
2. Pace
3. Ending
4. Appearance
5. Crowd Involvement

I’m looking forward to having some fun with this. Follow me @canuckclay and look for #clayanthemanalysis

This CCC also includes bonus footage of my sons Sean and Jake singing O Canada back in 2006.

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