Since its creation in 1988, VAMS, and associated performers have released # albums. The Vancouver Adapted Music Society has helped produce, record, mix and master many records for clients over the years. Listen to some of our favourite VAMS produced records below, each featuring a wide array of VAMS artists and affiliated talent.
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THE STRONG SESSIONS
VAMS celebrates 25 years of supporting artists with disabilities with the release of The Strong Sessions. The 15-track showcase album pairs VAMS artists with some of Vancouver’s finest professional musicians.
Vancouver Adapted Music Society (VAMS) produced its first showcase album in 2008. The album features some very talented performers and demonstrates convincingly that disability is no barrier to musicianship. Our hope is that it will inspire others with significant physical disabilities to pursue their passions and search for ways to realize their dreams.
WHY BE NORMAL?
It all began with a meeting between Dave Symington and Sam Sullivan, who had both become Tetraplegic through sporting accidents. “One night we made a commitment to do whatever it took to play music again,” as Sullivan writes in the album liner notes. Shortly afterwards, the pair formed Spinal Chord with guitarist Don Alder and John Shepp on bass.