CP Lounge- Thanks to Sam King, this last Thursday, Campus Plaza got a private concert in the lounge starring Kirby Heyborne. For those of you who don’t recognize the name, Kirby is an LDS actor starring it many of your favorite movies: The RM, The Best Two Years, and of course the one we are all personally living in, The Singles Ward! He is hilarious on your TV screen, but did you know he sings? He not only sings, but he writes his own music and currently has four solo albums on the market. That’s no small feat! This guy is famous!! Surprisingly, Kirby’s first love is music. Not acting. Before we knew him as Dalen Martin from The Singles Ward, he was already writing and performing his music.
I was personally a little skeptical as I made my way down to the lounge Thursday night—how could I sit and listen to someone sing a melancholy song when all I could hear in my head was him saying, “geode dag mufraur” with giant glasses on in a nerdy voice. He was still hilarious, but balanced his humor and his musical talent like a professional. Kirby was great at involving his audience in the show! On his way into the lounge, he ran into some guys and the next thing you know, they brought their drums and participated in the show. He teased couples about being a “Campus Plaza” romance and joked on a personal level with everyone.
Sam King, the man who made it all possible originally saw Kirby play in his home town and told him that one day, after his mission, he would have the chance to jam on stage with him. So when Kirby publicized his new concert series in which he wanted the chance to perform in his fan’s front rooms, Sam wrote in to persuade him to come to good ‘ole CP. Sam got his wish, he played up on stage with Kirby and let the world known that they are “closer than brothers” as they played a song titled “Home” for all of us in the audience to enjoy. “It was a blast to play with Kibry, he’s such a funny guy, fun to be around, and also made it very comfortable for me to play with him. He’s very down to earth and we instantly connected again after meeting for the second time. I couldn’t believe he actually remembered the day that we met in Missouri so long ago. He felt more like a friend to me than a celebrity; he was more concerned about me and my career than he was about his own fame and success.” Sam also played one of his originals called, “Apple Pie Baby”—so ladies, if you’d like to impress him, or thank him for bringing Kirby Heyborne to perform for us here in CP, bring on the apple pie!!!