Professional Cat Cab inspires student participation

Musician Kurt Scobie plays a piano solo during the second-to-last song of his Feb. 17 Cat Cab. Scobie engaged audience members at the Cat Cab on Feb. 17, requesting that they sing along with several of his songs. Megan Myer/Online editor

Musician Kurt Scobie plays a piano solo during the second-to-last song of his Feb. 17 Cat Cab. Scobie engaged audience members at the Cat Cab on Feb. 17, requesting that they sing along with several of his songs. Megan Myer/Online editor

Kurt Scobie swept students off their feet at the professional Cat Cab on Feb. 17 in the Fred Meyer Lounge. With his illustrious talent in voice and piano, he captured the admiration of the audience.

“Tonight’s performance was amazing,” junior Jessie Goergen said. “He used a mixture of very good vocals and piano playing. I was very impressed with his song writing abilities; he even sang covers better than the original artists.Kurt Scobie is definitely someone I will be listening to from now on!”

At first, the students were reserved when replying to Scobie’s questions. “How are y’all tonight?” only received a few, quiet replies. However, once he got the audience to sing along with his cover of “Hey Soul Sister”, inhibitions had vanished and sparks of fun were everywhere.

He also got the students to sing a part in his new EP, “Crash.”

Excitement buzzed through the audience when Scobie announced a contest. He played a mashup of five different songs and the first person to come up and name the artist and song after the concert got a free CD. Immediately after his last song ended, three girls rushed to his piano and listed off names. Sophomore Ashley Tobiska was the lucky winner.

Scobie has been busy since the start of his musical career in 2008, with more than 400 shows performed. Things aren’t slowing down for him either. With the recent release of “Crash” in January, he is getting rave reviews and is played nationally on radio stations. He even has a music video in the works for his song “Your Crash.”

Kurt Scobie’s musical abilities didn’t just spring up out of the ground. According to his website, “the Scobie family was always heavily involved in church functions,” and his parents were also heavily involved in the church’s music.

Scobie now lives in Atlanta, Ga., but according to his Facebook page, “he is most at home when he is on the road and meeting new people.” It wasn’t until he moved to Georgia that his musical career took flight.

According to his online biography, “2009 has brought an opportunity with the Atlanta Braves, his very first photo shoot, and his rookie appearance at the National Association for Campus Activities’ National Convention.”

Scobie mentioned that he has had three showcases in two years as a National Association for Campus Activities member.
Scobie has been able to work with many fellow artists, including Montell Jordan, The Civil Wars and Caleb Hawley from American Idol.

With a boom in popularity, tours lining up left and right, loyal fans and talent, Kurt Scobie is bound for an exciting musical career.

Go to www.linfieldreview.com for an exclusive interview from after Scobie’s show and a slideshow of his concert.*

For more information about Kurt Scobie, visit his webpage at www.kurtscobie.com.


Megan Myer/Online Editor
Megan Myer can be reached at linfieldreviewonline@gmail.com

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