Winnipeg guitarist rides out pandemic as shipping and delivery driver

Admirers of long-operating Winnipeg hardcore band Comeback Child may possibly get a surprise up coming they get out for foodstuff.

a man with a guitar on a stage: Jeremy Hiebert of Comeback Kid performing on stage

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Jeremy Hiebert of Comeback Kid carrying out on stage

Jeremy Hiebert, the band’s guitarist, told 680 CJOB the absence of options for artists to execute and tour because of to the pandemic indicates he is had to just take a work as a delivery driver to pay back the expenses.

“I am just living the glamorous life of an Uber Eats driver these times,” he said.

“I’ve had a number of moments where by I am really positive I’ve shipped to a fan, and it can be just… ‘yup, this is what I am undertaking now’. It hurts the pleasure a small, but at the finish of the working day, you’ve obtained to do what you’ve got received to do.”

Hiebert, who also sometimes provides beer for community brewery Sookram’s, said this was not really the way he expected 2020 to enjoy out.

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At this time last 12 months, Comeback Child was wrapping up a New Year’s gig in Sydney, Australia, with plans to hit southeast Asia, Europe, the U.S., and lastly a cross-Canada tour before 2020 wrapped up.

Of study course, COVID-19 experienced other plans.

Hiebert, who also played in groundbreaking local hardcore outfit Figure 4, claimed new music has been his primary money for the past 17 several years as an artist.

“It’s weird… I will be 45 this coming 12 months, and this is not at all where by I thought I would be.”

Inspite of the wrench in the touring and recording options, Hiebert stated he is satisfied to be at residence in Canada, exactly where access to CERB positive aspects has been a massive assist to his band and many others like them.

“The CERB dollars unquestionably was a substantial assistance — just to distinction us from my American pals, that was substantial,” he reported.

“I continue to have good friends who are hurting in the States, genuinely wanting to know how they are gonna be earning ends satisfy.”

Even though you can find no definitive day for pandemic limits to change listed here in Manitoba, Hiebert reported Comeback Kid is organizing a return to the studio — with any luck , faster alternatively than afterwards.

“That’s going to be a little bit of a sigh of relief — even though we are not participating in shows, we feel like this is not finished.”

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