WANT TO GO?
WHERE: Creekside Café, 3380 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane
WHEN: 10 p.m. Saturday
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Benjamin Hackett and Mia Cioffi of Azalea started out as a couple of songwriters in Canada with a fairly big problem: neither one of them could write a song on their own.
"I'd always just sort of dabbled with songwriting," Cioffi said. "So had Benjamin. But neither of us had been able to complete a song."
"It just seemed a little impossible," Hackett added.
The two, who appear Saturday at the Creekside Café in Teays Valley, said it was only after they were put together that they were able to make their own music work.
Hackett and Cioffi met at church in Ontario, where they played music as part of worship services. Eventually, someone in the congregation suggested they might write something for an upcoming special program. Something between the two of them clicked.
"It was just so cool," Hackett said, "and it started a passion for us to write together."
The two began spending more time together, started playing music together and became friends.