Local musicians to perform at free Bandshell concerts

Perrie Kitching is one of the musicians who will perform Friday at the Daytona Beach Bandshell.

Perrie Kitching is one of the musicians who will perform Friday at the Daytona Beach Bandshell.

Acoustic soloist Perrie Kitching will perform live at the Daytona Beach Bandshell on Friday at 7 p.m. as the opening act for Alex Kinsey and Awesome Karma. The concert is free.

Perrie Kitching was born in DeLand and started playing guitar at age 13. Self-taught, Kitching started writing songs and singing them with his guitar by age 15. As a troubled youth, he chose music as an escape route to defeat poverty.

At age 18, Kitching started playing for local business owners in exchange for donations. He then saved some money, cut his first demo, and hit the road gigging state-to-state. At age 20, he moved to Atlanta where he finished school as an Internet marketer.

Using the Internet, he was discovered by major producers. Kitching went on to cut his first major recordings, and the international media attention boosted his exposure. Now Kitching and his Grammy-winning production team are in the works of releasing his first album.

More local talent
He will open up for Alex Kinsey and the Awesome Karma Band with special guest vocalist Sierra Deaton. Kinsey is a singer/songwriter from New Smyrna Beach where he graduated from New Smyrna Beach High School. He plays shows all around Central and South Florida trying to promote himself as a guitarist and singer. His band, the “Awesome Karma Band,” is a recent formation.

Food, beer and beverages will be available for purchase at the Bandshell. Chairs will be available to rent. No coolers allowed.

For more information, contact Helen Riger at 386-671-8252 or visit www.DaytonaBandshell.com.

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