Trooper ‘raising a little hell’ on Sunday

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Canadian rock legend Trooper is headed to New Glasgow ‘for a good time, not a long time’ at the Riverfront Jubilee to sing some of their many hits for the East Coast crowd.

For singer Ra McGuire, his music began as with many others, singing along with records as a kid and amping up to his first band in junior high school and years later, touring and hitting the charts with Trooper.

The band is known for songs like Raise a Little Hell, Boys in the Bright White Sports Car, Thin White Line and more. With plenty of big hits in the 70s, the band continued releasing music into the 90s and still enjoys playing the songs people love to hear.

With so many songs to choose from, McGuire shared that he doesn’t have any one song that he enjoys playing more than the others.

“My favourite songs to perform change from night to night, but I always love the rush in the room when we start Raise a Little Hell,” he said. “I also enjoy singing Thin White Line because there’s so much truth in the lyrics.”

With years of touring under their belt, the band still enjoys what they do and has all kinds of fun at their shows and with their fans. Along with seeing their fans, McGuire shares that the band really enjoys seeing the East Coast and playing for crowds in the area.

“The Atlantic vibe is entirely different than the Pacific,” he said. “Probably the biggest difference is the sense that everyone seems to have a heightened appreciation and understanding of music. We always feel very welcomed.”

You can catch Trooper on the main stage of the Riverfront Jubilee on Sunday from 9:20 p.m. to 10:20 p.m.