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Posted: April 19, 2016

Missing Peace reuniting at Hoodoos

By Ian Cobb


Missing Peace has been found.

And they will be making an appearance at the Hoodoos Bar and Grill in Fairmont Hot Springs on Sunday, May 8 (Mother’s Day).

Missing Peace, with band members now scattered across the province, was one of the most popular bands of the local indie scene during their time together.

Along with a popular album (Missing Peace), the group toured constantly and even found time to help stage the now defunct Mountain Music and Arts Festival, held over a three-year period at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort’s ski hill.

The show will feature Ian Borenheim (bass/vocals), Shane Hagan (vocals), Christopher Howse (drums), Niels Kunze (guitar/vocals) and Cory Price (lead guitar/vocals), playing together for the first time in seven years.

Original drummer David Shaw (of Spillimacheen) and Russ Brent (from New Moon) “says he’ll be there to rip out a few face-melting solos,” Kunze told e-KNOW.

Three of the band members still live in the valley (Price in Canal Flats, Howse in Edgewater and Kunze in Fairmont Hot Springs), while Borenheim now resides in Campbell River and Hagan in Nanaimo.

Following Missing Peace’s show, a jam night will proceed, with many valley musicians expected to put in appearances.

Adding a touch of cool to the whole proceedings is the fact Niels Kunze, ever tinkering in his mad genius basement, has completed engineering a second album of material from the band that took southeastern B.C. and southern Alberta by storm in the late 1990s.

The follow-up to Tense Moments is an awesome return down the road Missing Peace trampled during its heyday as one of the best rockin’ bands from the Kootenays.

The show will start at 9 p.m. on Mother’s Day.

“It’s BYOM (Bring your own mother),” Kunze also pointed out.

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