A local musician's new act is off to a hot start.
 
Steven Sware has made a name for himself with his band The MNKD, he's recently created a new stage persona called Baby Boy Blue.
 
"This is darker than The MNKD. The music is more electronic," said Sware. "With the band we had songs that were just guitar, bass and drums. This is a lot more produced. I only use a drum pad and synths, so it's a lot more pop; not bubble gum pop, this has more of a dark feel to it."
 
On stage and through the music there is a distinct carnival theme that's tied to the character.
 
"I liked the innocence of the idea. It contrasts with the new direction of the music."
 
Sware has only played a few shows so far, but just last week (July 7) he opened for platinum Canadian artist Virginia to Vegas.
 
"It was crazy, there were so many people there. They even came out early to watch my set which was very nice. I got his number and we're possibly going to do some songwriting in the future."
 
Baby Boy Blue plays in Revelstoke, BC on July 19 and is hoping to book more shows in the area soon.
 
You can follow him on his facebook page.

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