- Created on Wednesday, 01 April 2015 21:25
This winter we have developed a new show. We're calling it Ariana Nasr chante PIAF but it is still the two of us doing the performing. This full length show presents the music of France's best-loved popular singer Édith Piaf. The songs are all in french but the show includes song synopses and other relevant info in English. For performance dates visit http://www.ArianaNasr.com/
And, we are almost finished the CD! The CD has 11 of PIAF's famousest songs recorded by Andy and Ariana and an arsenal of instruments. Ariana has done a lot of arranging for this one! Stay tuned for samples.
The official hometown releases will take place on Friday and Saturday April 24th and 25th at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville Nova Scotia. Visit http://www.ArianaNasr.com/buy-tickets to get tickets!
Here is some video we got at the inaugural performance at the Noodle Shop on February 14th:
- Created on Friday, 16 January 2015 10:38
This is a new song, written about Cape Split and performed at the annual War Child benefit in Wolfville Nova Scotia. Thanks to Colleen Dagnall and Jeffrey Dreves Jr. for the cellphone footage!
- Created on Tuesday, 02 December 2014 15:54
A few weeks ago we performed a little show at No Faux, the new vintage fashion studio in Hortonville...
- Created on Thursday, 25 September 2014 23:58
A couple weeks ago we were lucky enough to perform at the lovely North Mountain United Tapestry church in Harbourville NS. Here is that evening's South Mountain song.
- Created on Thursday, 28 August 2014 09:36
I have started editing some videos from the Eye to Eye CD Release show we performed with Mark Bezanson last year. Here are the first two, there will be more!
- Created on Saturday, 09 August 2014 22:02
Summer in Nova Scotia is the best. So on our last trip to Cape Breton, where we were privileged to attend the always fantastic Hawg and Hen in St. George's Channel, we were informed that our friend Dana had received an illustration for her birthday drawn by the great Matthew Goodmanson (or should i say Greatmanson?) of our song Eye to Eye. If you've heard the song (which you can at the upper right corner of this site) you will recognize the characters in this amazing depiction! We got permission to show it to you, here it is:
- Created on Monday, 14 July 2014 14:28
We're looking forward to the Acoustic Maritime Festival at Kempt Shore this weekend! Our Andy and Ariana set is on Saturday at 2pm. We will be selling CDs and hopefully USB sticks with our last 3 albums as well!
We will also be performing with Ask Your Sister, a family band with a new CD! :)
- Created on Tuesday, 01 July 2014 16:25
As you may know, this winter we were away working on a project with Ariana's sisters called Ask Your Sister. Their new CD will be released July 10, 12 and 13 in NS, plus both Andy and Ariana and Ask Your Sister will be appearing at the Kempt Shore Acoustic Maritime festival this year!
- Created on Thursday, 12 December 2013 12:07
Last Saturday Andy and I presented our last Night Kitchen. The reins have been handed over to the Dead Sheep Scrolls so you can attend their first show on Saturday January 4 2014! They will be running the show on the first Saturday of the month until June, and then from September on.
Here are the videos of our performance...
These two with the Funtime Brigade!
- Created on Tuesday, 12 November 2013 14:45
Ok, that was very cool. We had a fantastic time talking, rehearsing and performing with the students in the Charles P. Allen Wind Ensemble ♥ at their school. Here is Eye to Eye (one of the songs that Nathan Beeler arranged), filmed from the sound booth way up high.
- Created on Saturday, 02 November 2013 13:56
We're very excited to be performing at the new Charles P. Allen high school on Thursday Nov 7 with the Charles P. Allen High School Wind Ensemble! They will be performing a set, we will be performing a set and we will be performing two of our tunes with them! How cool... Nathan Beeler - band teacher extraordinaire, has scored 2 of our original songs for wind ensemble!
All are welcome, the concert begins at 7pm in the Charles P. Allen High School Performance Space (200 Innovation Drive, Bedford) and it is free admission (donations gratefully accepted).
- Created on Tuesday, 23 July 2013 23:45
So this weekend we were at the Acoustic Maritime Festival at Kempt Shore NS. Mark Bezanson joined us for a set on Thursday and here is some video footage we found to prove it (Thanks PhotogAE!)
In other news our Echo died (permanently) on our way to the festival on Friday so RIP little Echo. No more Going on the Road for you. I feel some A/C in our future...
- Created on Monday, 01 July 2013 23:28
Ontario this spring was super fun, we got to see lots of new places and faces. One of these was Mark Brewer of ImageFM in Hamilton who made some live videos of us while we were there. (Thanks Mark!) Wait, here's one now:
After which we went and had a great show at Artword Artbar. Any Hamiltonians out there who have yet to visit should go now. Other good times had are too numerous to mention so i'll just leave it at that!
- Created on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 23:21
If you are not an ITunser you can order the CD (by mail) or download in a variety of formats (mp3, flac, ogg). Digital download is name your price so if you don't have a credit card, or moolah, just enter 0 and you won't need it.
- Created on Tuesday, 23 April 2013 13:13
Here's a lowdown on concerts yet to come
(more on our shows page)
Fri May 3rd at Trellis Cafe in Hubbards 7:30pm
Thurs May 16 at Sharon Hope United Church (ON)
Sat May 25 at 8pm at Magnolia Cafe in Guelph
Wed May 29 at Artword Artbar in Hamilton
Sat June 1 at Flyer's Cafe in Dunnville
Tues June 4th at Tranzac (Main Hall) in Toronto at 8pm. With Chris Gartner, and Micah and Delia opening!
- Created on Sunday, 24 February 2013 20:50
Our new CD "Eye to Eye" is coming out in April! Here is a music video of one of the new songs.
- Created on Sunday, 20 January 2013 22:32
Happy Winter everybody! This January/February finds Andy and I hard at work on our upcoming release. It's going very well and we will have samples posted shortly. Confirmed release dates include: Sat April 20 at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville NS and Sat April 27 at Union St. Cafe in Berwick NS. More to follow.
In other news, we plan to be touring in Ontario in May and June this year so contact us if you'd like any more info on that, or if you have any great ideas for us.
- Created on Friday, 30 November 2012 14:08
Here's a video posted by the kind folks at the Rose and Kettle Concert Sessions (a fantastic weekly event in Cole Harbour)
- Created on Thursday, 20 September 2012 22:42
A few videos from this summer's performances:
From The Music Room in Halifax:
At Lahave Folk Festival:
From The Music Room in Halifax:
- Created on Wednesday, 20 June 2012 23:13
Well, we successfully completed our "Good to Be Home" CD Release Tour of Eastern Canada. It was a blast and we're glad to be home.
This summer we're looking forward to a variety of gigs around Nova Scotia, including an appearance at the Acoustic Maritime Music Festival on Thursday July 20th and one at EVOLVE in Antigonish on Sunday July 22nd! On Sunday Sept 2 we will also be taking part in the Lahave Folk Festival. For other shows check our calendar.
- Created on Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:32
- Created on Monday, 12 March 2012 11:29
Whew, we are almost done recording our 8th CD!
On "Good to Be Home" we are joined by special guest musicians Adam Bazinet, Chris Robison, Ken Shorley and Ryan Hupman. The CD will include the following songs: Good to Be Home, Sweetheart of Stone, Oh Baby!, River of Living, Uncle Sam, The Woodstove, Roll the Dice, Nova Scotian Ocean, Le Chef est Mort, and remakes of Water and Mara Manzoor
Here are some release dates:
Saturday April 14 at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville
Saturday April 21st at the Lunenburg Cultural Centre
Wednesday May 23rd at the Tranzac Main Hall in Toronto (with special special guest Sahara Jane! formerly known as Sara Nasr)
I hope you can make it out to one of these shows! Check out our Calendar for more dates and details.
- Created on Friday, 27 January 2012 16:31
So, highlights of last week include performing at both New Minas Elementary and LE Shaw schools! The students at those schools have a great music teacher, Olivia Frampton, who has been organizing concerts and demos every month (upcoming - digeridoo and marimba among other percussion instruments!).
We did 45 minute concerts (with questions and answers of course) for 320 Grades P-5 students at New Minas and around 130 Grades P-5 students at LE Shaw.
At New Minas there was a lot of great clapping along, snapping along, and dancing (happy mayhem!)
LE Shaw's concert began at 8:45 which was slightly challenging for us (our earliest gig ever we think) but we made it and it turned out really well. We had lots of fun and the kids seemed to have lots of fun too. They even helped Andy out with his vocal percussion on a few songs. Later on that same day we received an envelope full of drawings and cards from the Grades 1 and 2 classes. I am attaching a photo gallery because they're really sweet! Notice all the cool high hats.
- Created on Sunday, 20 November 2011 20:17
So, after a week of mainly things going wrong, (flu being one of the things) we are getting back to normal. Normal right now involves working on a CD for Karen Warner, getting ready for Jamie Junger's CD Release of "Fishin' for Pickles" and enjoying the last (?) warm days of summer. This fall we have been having extremely awesome weather, all of which was owed to us after the miserable wet catastrophe that was last fall.
A few shows coming up...
Sat Nov 26 we'll perform at Paddy's Pub in Wolfville from ~9-12 with Adam and Chris (should be a nice time).
Sun Nov 27 we will be backing up Jamie and Sadie Junger at their CD Release at the Baptist Vestry in Chester from 2-5pm. This will certainly be fantastic, as you would know if you had seen any of Jamie and Sadie's previous performances.
Fri Dec 2 will be Harry's War Child Extravaganza at the Whittle. We'll be doing a set with Chris and Adam at that show as well as helping on some songs from Harry and the Hupmans.
Sat Dec 3 is Night Kitchen, in which we are not performing. It'll be a
great amazing show.
Fri Dec 9 will be our annual xmas show with Darren Arsenault at Petite Riviere Fire Hall. This is always a blast, as of course anything involving Darren typically is.