Sudbury's Shaft Bottom Boys new song, Creighton Deep, about world record attempt
SUDBURY -- On Pure Country 91.7's morning radio show on Monday, Sudbury's Shaft Bottom Boys discussed the band's recent performance at Creighton Mine and their new song written about the world record attempt process.
The band broke the Guinness World Record for Deepest Underground Concert Saturday morning at the Sudbury area mine.
Band members spoke to radio morning show hosts Josh Corbett and Bryan Cooper about the experience and performed the new original song called Creighton Deep.
The band says it began as a novelty back in 2004 when the mining company was called INCO, and the company was looking for a band to play the song Sudbury Saturday Night at centre ice. From there, the group says they played banquets and events.
When the band was contacted by Science North to perform at the gala fundraising dinner for the new Guinness World Record exhibit, they decided to take it a step further.
The group says the song was written in a matter of 15 minutes and tells the story about how the event started. The lyrics also talk about the miners being there without having to drill and muck.
They said the experience made an impact on them.
"It was quite emotional when we went off the cage, and kind of just reflecting off of what happened. It was just surreal for us. I know that's how I felt," said Stevie "Shaft."
"I think we all felt, had that kind of 'tear-jerking' moment for sure. Going down, was actually really cool because we had all the miners in the cage singing Sudbury Saturday night with us. So, everyone was stomping their feet," said another band member.
After the 30-minute concert was over, the band says the 50 or so miners in attendance got right back to work.
They say their record is going to be hard to beat because of the depth, so hopefully they will be able to hold onto it for a long time.
With files from Pure Country 91.7.
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