WHAT IS PULSE?

Pulse Music Journal is Saskatchewan’s hub for music indulgers. We ‘eat/sleep/breathe’ the music and entertainment industry – plug into our outlet while we highlight new music, recap live performances, and interview the biggest names, local legends, and the newest initiatives surrounding our local music scene. We are honoured to be a leading cultural staple in the Saskatchewan music and entertainment scene.

WE SUPPORT SASKATCHEWAN’S ENTERTAINMENT & MUSIC SCENE

Whether it’s reaching out to a newly released project, musician or creating a spotlight for local talent to be heard on any of our stages, as well as opportunities to be heard opening for larger acts on our full-venue stage. We look forward to reopen and launch our newest concepts that strongly support the local music in our city. The local music scene is super important to us – we are a small city, but we have big dreams. Let’s grow and support each other – putting Saskatchewan on the map for premium music and entertainment experience.

CREATIVE POWER HOUSE, GETTING UP FOR AUTHENTIC STORY TELLING

The Get Up is the outcome when you can’t sit still during a pandemic. Colin Klassen and Saul Chabot took their creative career into their own hands when the event and music world took a pause. They decided to press ‘Play’ and create their own story. Dreaming of what their Production Company could and would be – they developed their niche of being as authentic as possible. With music being their main focus, their ability to create top-notch quality productions came as second nature. They produced one of Saskatchewan’s first Livestream Series called “Quarantunes” through Coors Event Centre’s social media platform. From there they became the leader in top-notch quality Livestreams, Audio/Video Production, and they created the very important Tristen Durocher documentary that has reached over 20K views on Facebook. Not only does Saul Chabot and Colin Klassen know what they are doing technically – they are also taking time to listen, understand and create authentic content. The Get Up have set a standard for Audio and Video Production while capturing important moments in Saskatchewan Music History.

Colin Klassen and Saul Chabot sit down with us to discuss how The Get Up came to be, and how they decided to work closely together after years of working at Coors Event Centre, Amigos, Capitol Music Club and Broadway Theatre. We learn about what assets each other brings to their production company, how the opportunity to film a documentary with Tristen Durocher came about, what sparks their own music career, the OTG Sessions, what the future holds for The Get Up, and so much more. We had the opportunity to sit down with them and record a full sit down interview, take a listen at the bottom of the article.

Zann Foth from Episode 9 of Quarantunes Livestream in Saul Chabot’s Studio by The Get Up

WHAT IS THE GET UP?

Saul Chabot: That is a good question. The Get Up is basically an amalgamation of Colin and I as freelancers. It’s hard to do things on your own, Colin has really great talents in audio and I have great talents in video. Together we create something stronger. We had this connected thing between us. We know who we want to work with, and we know how we want to capture them. We know we want it to be genuine and raw, that is just something that we together lineup on. Together we have a lot of skill sets, all that being said – music is our main focus.

Colin Klassen: We still don’t know exactly what it will be. So far, it has been primarily livestreams because that is the market right now. We are audio, video, and event production – we will do anything. We have the skill set to do full live events, coming from our background as live sound techs and corporate event production. We can tackle whatever. We can do internet livestreams, video production, put on your festival and run live sound.

Fabian Minnema & Gillian Snider from Episode 9 of Quarantunes Livestream by The Get Up

WHAT DO YOU BRING TO THE TABLE AS INDIVIDUALS?

Colin Klassen: I have a table. Can I bring that? More than anything I need the artist to feel comfortable and natural while they are performing. I would argue that I bring to the table the fact that I am not even at the table. I don’t want them to ever worry about anything while they are performing. I will do everything in my power to make sure it sounds good after. Saul is very good at understanding what people want, when they can’t express the technical stuff. Saul can translate from the technical to the visionary side to language. Giving them beyond of what they thought could be done.

Saul Chabot: Colin is extremely technical in terms of understanding gear from the ground up. Colin is a researcher – he will figure out anything that he needs to figure out. Both of us have work ethic in common, we bring energy and focus to our work and that’s a connecting factor for us. I kind of do the same thing as Colin, I make people comfortable. I have paid a lot of attention to what my heart does, and what it does while I am interacting with someone else. I try to morph to the scenario, and become part of their energy. If I do that I am supporting them in that moment, and it’s helping them be genuine. All I care about is finding those genuine moments and broadcasting them.

Matt Remenda on Canada Day by The Get Up

Oscar’s Hollow on Canada Day by The Get Up

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Click this image to watch the full Documentary “Tristen Durocher Walking with our Angels” by The Get Up

DOES WORKING CLOSELY WITH OTHER TALENTED MUSICIANS THROUGH THE GET UP INSPIRE YOUR OWN MUSIC CAREER?

Saul Chabot: Hell yeah, That’s the reason I do it. That’s the reason I became a sound tech. I want to be the best absolute musician I can. One day, I want to be on that level where I am playing with other session musicians. A huge way to do that is to observe. As a drummer I have improved ridiculously without even practicing that much, just observing musicians. It’s almost more so now, I loved the live sound that was great. Now what happens, we do an event – we kind of black out, we go into work mode. Then we get to go home afterwards and get to review, we get to sit there and watch it again. You get to reflect on their performance and your performance. We get time to think about it.

Colin Klassen: Yeah, 100%. The more time you spend around creative people, the more creative you get. You introduce new ideas without noticing it. I wouldn’t be a quarter of a musician that I am now if it wasn’t for this. Before this I did auto body for six years, I saw the same 12 people everyday – I didn’t go to shows, I wasn’t involved in that community at all, and I played a little guitar at home. Once I made that switch, now that’s all I do. It was weird last summer working 70 to 90 hours a week for 5 weeks straight, and the time that I found myself at home I had a guitar in my lap.

Click this above image to listen to Saul Chabot’s “A Beautiful Place To Be” (Live Acoustic), Recorded/Mixed by Colin Klassen, Mastered by Matt Stinn at Rainy Day Recording Co.

Click this image to watch the ‘The Northern Air’ in Colin Klassen’s Studio, by The Get Up

WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR THE GET UP?

Saul Chabot: A lot. We would love to see our sessions become a household name across the world. Therefore raising up Saskatoon and building a small economy for Saskatoon artists. Maybe a potential record label down the line. Since doing the Tristen Documentary – maybe possibly some more film and documentaries. 

Colin Klassen: At this point, the future holds whatever creative projects people bring to us. If you came to us “I want to do this TV show”, and if we liked the show then we would be down to do it. It’s about supporting artists and working with people we want to work with. We want to use our skills that we have acquired to help people. As trends and seasons evolve, our services will change. We will do what we enjoy.

THE FULL INTERVIEW WITH THE GET UP:

Saul Chabot and Colin Klassen join Brennan Elliott on September 8th 2020 near the Farmer’s Market in Saskatoon, SK.

*Audio was recorded using Brennan’s iPhone 11, excuse any natural street sounds and wind.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SAUL, COLIN AND THE GET UP – VISIT WWW.THEGETUPSK.COM OR SEE BELOW

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