VIDEO: Buckman Coe, Tonye stun audience with great show at Duncan Showroom

Buckman Coe sings at the Duncan Showroom on March 14. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
Singer Tonye lets it rip during one of her emotional songs. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
Buckman Coe, right, sings with his sister, Tonye, backed by a five piece band. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
Buckman Coe and his band perform at the Duncan Showroom on Thursday, March 14. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
Buckman Coe and his band perform at the Duncan Showroom on Thursday, March 14. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
Buckman Coe and his band perform at the Duncan Showroom on Thursday, March 14. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
Buckman Coe and his band perform at the Duncan Showroom on Thursday, March 14. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
Buckman Coe and his band perform at the Duncan Showroom on Thursday, March 14. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
Tonye, sister of Buckman Coe, chats to a woman in the crowd who got up quickly to dance to her music. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
Although Tonye is living with multiple sclerosis, and has to marshall her strength carefully, she loses herself in music. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
Tonye casts her eyes heavenward during one emotional song. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
A very talented band back up both Tonye and Buckman Coe. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)Ton
A sax and a trumpet add a fat brass sound to the show. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
There was talent all over the stage at the Buckman Coe show. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
There was talent all over the stage at the Buckman Coe show. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
A sax and a trumpet add a fat brass sound to the show. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)

With two superb acts on tap Thursday night, March 14, the crowd at the Duncan Showroom was buzzing.

Singer/songwriter Tonye opened for her big brother, Buckman Coe.

It had taken almost two years to schedule the two of them together, but everyone thought it was worth the wait.

She shared that she was living with multiple sclerosis, and that this, while not a bad day, was nevertheless not one of her best.

Then she proceeded, with the help of a very supportive band, to tear the house down. By the second emotional song, she had the crowd on their feet giving her a standing ovation and cheering her mantra: “I will prevail.”

By the time her brother, Buckman Coe, arrived on stage, the place was in a great mood. He made everyone chuckle by explaining that he and his sister had had to decide who would go first in the show.

“Now I have to come on every night after that!” he moaned humorously, before getting down to his own show, in which he showed his own variety, ranging from his early tunes to his latest.

Irresistable music had many of the listeners up on their feet, enjoying a chance to dance winter away.



lexi.bainas@cowichanvalleycitizen.com

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