A local musician hopes to make a bang with his debut album.
North Kildonan resident Elessar Thiessen is bringing his acoustic guitar to the West End Cultural Centre (586 Ellice Ave.) to help release Head. Heart. Hands on Oct. 8. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door.
Thiessen began playing guitar when he was eight after purchasing an instrument from a local pawn shop. He performed with the K-tel Records Mini Pop Kids group before playing guitar and performing backup vocals in a pop-rock band at age 14. Thiessen then became the frontman of progressive hardcore band Method when he was 18, but hopes to go back to his acoustic roots with his solo debut.