BRAWLEY -Â Spirit West Coast (SWC) is a 3-day Christian music festival happening again this Aug. 1-3 in Monterey, CA.
It is the largest Christian music party on the west coast and it occurs annually in both northern and southern California. This year it is up north and for the second time in SWC history musicians from the Imperial/Mexicali Valleys will be performing.
Wiffy Real, local talented songwriter, and his creative combo will be performing songs from their â€œVoice of Hopeâ€ and â€œSimple Melodiaâ€ albums. They have another CDÂ (â€œEl Precio de la Feâ€), and an acoustical album is currently in the works.
Wiffy grew up in Calexico and has worshiped at New Life Assembly, First Christian Church and is now the Youth Director for Valley Baptist Church (VBC) in Brawley under the supervision of Pastor Jim Tucker. He is a worship leader at VBC and also leads worship in the Spanish ministry of First Christian Church on Waterman in El Centro.
He is a senior at Horizon Christian College in San Diego, and will soon graduate. Wiffy has played at churches in San Diego, Palm Springs, Yuma and has toured in Texas and Mexico. His â€œSimple Melodiaâ€ CD, which was mostly Spanish, was 5th on the Spanish Christian charts in Texas after his tour. His last album, â€œThe Voice of Hopeâ€ is an all-English project and has received excellent reviews from those fans that have been blessed to hear it.
Wiffy Realâ€™s group will be performing in the worship category at SWC. If enough ticket sales are generated, the group will have the opportunity to play twice at SWC, the second time, as an opening act for well-known groups such as the Newsboys, Jeremy Camp, Audio Adrenaline, etc. That is where valley support comes in. If you are interested in going to SWC, you can get cheaper tickets through a link with Wiffy Realâ€™s, name on it. You save money, and support a local favorite, and increase their chance of getting more exposure.
If you want to sample Wiffyâ€™s music, you can go to his website at videarealproductions.com and sample songs from his first two CDâ€™s. Most of the music is in Spanish, but one excellent English cut you can hear off of â€œSimple Melodiaâ€ is â€œDream.â€
One of Wiffyâ€™s dream is being realized with the opportunity to perform at Spirit West Coast. If you donâ€™t plan to attend, you can donate to the project by calling Wiffy at 760-222-7607 or Jim Shinn at 760-353-5059. If you want to get cheaper tickets, call Wiffy. But if none of the above appeals to you, please pray for Wiffy and his talented band of believers!