We moved to Muirfield Drive in Vancouver when the boys were small. Across the lane behind our home was bush for about a mile (I’m guessing at that!)
Some summer evenings we would have a bon fire and roast potatoes. Each kid in the neighbourhood would bring their own potato, and we supplied the salt and pepper and the butter. (Margarine) Sometimes we would even have marshmallows. Some of the parents would come and join in the fun.
This is when they would ask Ra to sing. He loved to sing… and as he got older he started to sing, professionally, at age 12 when he got paid one dollar a song.
I drove “his” band to many gigs and waited in the car while they played. At one time they rehearsed in our livingroom… and another time in our garage. The name changed a few times before they settled on the one they used when they started recording.
“Raise a Little Hell”, “We’re Here For A Good Time”, “Two For The Show” and so many more.
You can read all about Trooper on their website, http://www.trooper.com/.
Ra, their lead singer and “front man” is my eldest son. And he is a composer, an author, a designer, and a business man.
If you haven’t figured it out by now… I’ll spell it out. I am very proud of All THREE of my sons, for the men that they are, for the husbands and fathers that they are. I love them dearly.