Bonds of Mara singer Brian Byrne sings a song to Zoe Langlais-Fast, Saffron Benedict and Amelie Benedict during a free show at an Abbotsford restaurant Tuesday night. Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News

PHOTOS: New rock supergroup plays free Abbotsford show, tries to wow bassist’s daughters

Bonds of Mara played a small show at a downtown Abbotsford restaurant Tuesday evening

Abbotsford restaurant Nine Downtown Kitchen & Lounge hosted an intimate performance last week by Bonds of Mara, a new rock supergroup comprising past-and-present members of Canadian rock stalwarts like My Darkest Days, Default, and I Mother Earth.

Bonds of Mara is on a cross-country tour, and the band’s newest single is getting considerable airplay. Bu tlast Tuesday’s free, unpublicized show was special. The band had been practicing in the home of Nine Downtown owner Spencer Clark, and much of the small audience consisted of friends and family of Clark and bassist Dave Benedict, who lives in Abbotsford. The band also gifted Clark’s mother a T-shirt.

Three fans in particular – Benedict’s two daughters Amelie and Saffron, and their friend Zoe – were front and centre for much of the show. Singer Bryan Crouch did his best to entertain, and by the end of the show, they were showing each other how to do rock hand signs.

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Local eatery Nine Downtown Kitchen and Lounge hosted a free ‘pop-up’ show Tuesday by Bonds of Mara, a band including members who have plied their trades in Canadian rock bands including My Darkest Days, Default, Sons of Butcher and I Mother Earth. Band members – including Abbotsford’s Dave Benedict – had been practicing at the home of Nine’s owner, and the small audience included Benedict’s family members and children

Bonds of Mara singer Bryan Crouch and bassist Dave Benedict, who lives in Abbotsford and is a member of the band Default – play during a pop-up show Tuesday at Nine Downtown. Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News

Bonds of Mara singer Brian Byrne sings a song to Zoe Langlais-Fast, Saffron Benedict and Amelie Benedict during a free show at an Abbotsford restaurant Tuesday night. Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News

Bonds of Mara bassist Dave Benedict, who lives in Abbotsford and is a member of the band Default – plays during a pop-up show Tuesday at Nine Downtown

Local eatery Nine Downtown Kitchen and Lounge hosted a free ‘pop-up’ show Tuesday by Bonds of Mara, a band including members who have plied their trades in Canadian rock bands including My Darkest Days, Default, Sons of Butcher and I Mother Earth. Band members – including Abbotsford’s Dave Benedict – had been practicing at the home of Nine’s owner, and the small audience included Benedict’s family members and children

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