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Check out some of Kori’s songs on his MySpace Page at, or all over the Internet under his alter ego ‘Koh Shigeo’ or his band ‘Speedo Tuxedo’. Photo by Hope Murdick.

Dryden musician returns home for summer shows

Story by Hope Murdick

Known to many in Dryden, musician Kori Kameda has been working hard to break into the music scene on a bigger stage.

Hardworking and motivated, Kameda moved to Southern Ontario in early 2010 to pursue a full-time career in music.

“I’ve been based out of Toronto but I’ve been doing work in Toronto, London, Barrie – basically the entire GTA as well as the big city itself.” Kameda said. “I’ve been really busy with a lot of different projects including working with Maradeth Shaw who writes these really cute, reggae, poppy, country tunes. I’ve been doing a lot of my own shows performing with different bands.”

Kameda was performing in Dryden recently playing with his band Six Foot Stupid at the Patricia Inn and Bar on Friday, August 10 and a solo, acoustic patio performance at The Rock House on Saturday, August 11.

“I’m on a small tour right now stopping in a few different places in Manitoba and Ontario. I plan to do some touring in the future, but that sort of thing has a lot of overhead costs and takes a lot of planning.”

Kori says he has been really enjoying playing a lot of patio shows and in festivals and for special events.

“I’ve actually been playing in a lot of places like The Rock House, places that are really laid back and run by really good people.”

Kori describes how great it feels to be playing back in his home town, seeing old friends and feeling the support from his community.

“I love coming back to Dryden, the small town atmosphere is so great and the people here are so supportive. I love coming into town and bumping into people, we really have an authentic little town and I love it.”

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