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  • Writer's pictureValana Spencer

Tillen Avers @ TAO Halloween Music Festival to Benefit KIKA

October 1st, 2021

Friday, 7 AM SLT

Today is my first blog for the TAO 2021 (Together As One) Music Festival since joining the “Toggle For Music” crew. We are here on the beautiful, but spooky, all dressed up for Halloween, sim, of Burning Dragon. Hosted by Tao Owner, singer, Winter and his lovely partner, Holly Giles.

This event which specifically benefits, KIKA, located in the Netherlands, a Dutch charity that raises money to support genetic research to battle childhood cancers. Being a real-life nurse and having lost a three-year-old niece to cancer, this cause is very near and dear to my heart.

From Moscow, Russia, a fifteen-year, real life, rock veteran, Tillen, dressed in

a winged, pirate costume, took the TAO stage at 7 AM. She apologized to the crowd in advance, explaining that she was sick, and her performance may not be up to par.

Singing from her extensive song list, Tillen, with her strong, clear, sultry voice belted out songs from many of our favorite rock legends:

The first song was Queen - “Bohemian Rhapsody”; Wet Wet Wet – “Love Is All Around”; Scorpions – “Wind of Change”; Leonard Cohen – “Hallelujah”; Chris Isaak – “Wicked Game”;

Ozzy Osbourne – “Dreamer”; and Metallica – “Nothing Else Matters”. My personal favorite, Tina Turner’s “Simply the Best”. Then continued with the Scorpions – “You and I”; Monkeys – “I’m a Believer”; and ended with Chuck Berry’s “Johnny Be Good”.

Tillen’s performance was powerful, full of energy and confidence. The audience loved her, and I was not disappointed! Ms. Avers, I just want to say, if that performance was less than rock star quality because of illness, I can’t wait to see a healthy one………..


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