Girl group with autism seeks tickets to sold-out Billie Eilish show – Montreal
Like most teenage girls, a group of Montreal friends never tire of singer Billie Eilish.
“I love her performance, the way she plays,” said 13-year-old Jade Ceausu-Raichman.
Her friend Kayla Patak, who is a few years older, added, “I love her remix with Justin Bieber. I love this mixture, it’s very good.
They wanted to buy tickets for her February concert at the Bell Center, but when they went to Evenko’s website, the show was sold out.
Now the girls, who all sing in the Fireball Rainbow group, are asking the audience for help.
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“I hope someone will buy tickets for us,” said Fireball Rainbow member Hebe Xia.
Rainbow Fireball meets once a week. The group, founded by Westmount Music Therapy, targets girls with autism.
“Everything they go through, all the challenges and strengths that come with their autism, they are able to connect with each other and not feel so alone,” said Alison Usher, music therapist and owner of Westmount Music Therapy. Jones.
Teens express their emotions through song, exploring different topics like what it’s like to be a teenager, as a form of music therapy.
“It makes me feel relaxed and calm,” Ceausu-Raichman said.
Over the past five years, the eight girls have formed meaningful friendships.
Thirteen-year-old Madison Erskine-Gervais told Global News she enjoys spending time with her friends.
“I really appreciate them. I love them all very equally. They are all very nice to me, ”Patak said.
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Now they want to attend a concert together – an activity typical teenage girls may take for granted.
“I want to go to a concert with people my age,” said thirteen-year-old Xia.
The 19-year-old singer-songwriter is a role model for girls. Their music therapist says Eilish shows them that being different is good.
Usher-Jones said that Billie Eilish inadvertently taught this girl group that being yourself, expressing yourself in the way you want to and have to do it through music is accepted.
They hope to get seven to ten tickets for the girls and adult supervision so they can dance in person with their favorite artist.
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