- Created on Tuesday, 02 February 2016 16:58
“…With a background of fronting rock bands, Andy’s knowledge of different languages and well-travelled soul make him a very gifted songwriter.” (Fleur Mainville, New Glasgow News)
- Created on Tuesday, 02 February 2016 14:32
Our very first Piaf show was on Valentine's Day 2015 at the Noodle Guy in Port Williams NS. Seemed like a good fit! This year we are performing two shows, one on Saturday February 13 at 8pm at Lane's Privateer Inn in Liverpool (NS!) and one on Valentine's Day which is Sunday February 14 at 7pm at The Carleton in Halifax. The Carleton we know and love, Lane's we've never been to but both venues promise wonderful food and Lane's also features overnight accommodation. For more information and to reserve your spot, please visit their websites:
|Lane's Privateer Inn||The Carleton Music Bar & Grill|
- Created on Tuesday, 22 September 2015 17:54
Well this summer has been filled with great things. On a personal note, the birth of our niece Jupiter (Kamila's daughter!), our sister Sophie's wedding, tons of family visits and great weather.
On a musical note (heh heh), getting to perform at the Halifax Jazz Festival, the Mosaiq Multicultural Festival in Moncton, and the Festival sure le Canal in Montreal, plus a number of really nice shows around Nova Scotia from Cape Breton to Annapolis Royal.
Lots of exciting events still to come this year. First off we are greatly looking forward to the Deep Roots Music Festival in Wolfville Nova Scotia where we will be performing the entire PIAF show at Grand Pré National Historic site (Multimedia Theatre) on Wednesday Sept 23rd, plus a set on the main stage on Friday night. Visit the Deep Roots site for ticket information on both events.
Next up we will be doing a song each at the Night Kitchen in Wolfville on Oct 3, which will be headlined by our sister Sahara Jane & Daunt Lee, plus our friend Tim LaBorie.
Then we will be performing an Andy and Ariana house concert in Lunenburg at Flavin Chiropractic on Sunday Oct 4 at 2pm.
After that we are heading to Ontario for a couple PIAF shows. One will be held at Sans Souci in Belleville on Friday Oct 16 and one at The Pearl Company in Hamilton on Friday October 23, plus some other performances in neighbouring towns (check calendar for latest additions).
In November we will be bringing the PIAF show to Roadside Willie's in Truro NS on Nov 7 and to Goose Bay Labrador (!) on Nov 14 at the Lawrence O'Brien Arts Centre.
We will also be performing at the Alliance Francaise gala in Halifax on Nov 19.
A sampler video in case you haven't seen the new show:
Other shows we are involved in which are taking place in Wolfville NS include:
- 3 ORO Orkestra dances at the WFM building on Oct 2, Nov 20 and Dec 11,
- TripALady's Hallowe'en Dance at the Old Orchard Inn Barn on Sat Oct 31
- Sarah Pound Gaetz's CD Release at the Baptist Church on Nov 6,
- Ruby Throated Records' release of "Let the Good News Ring", a Christmas compilation CD featuring valley artists on Nov 28 at the Al Whittle Theatre,
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- Created on Thursday, 18 June 2015 14:03
We're getting geared up to perform our original set at the 8th annual Montreal Folk Festival this Saturday June 20 at 7:30pm! We'll play songs from Eye to Eye, Good to Be Home, and maybe a couple from our new CD...
This is a free event so come on down and enjoy lots of great music Friday evening and all day Saturday and Sunday! There is also some ticketed concerts at the festival. Check out the website for more info: http://montrealfolkfest.com/performers/schedule/
- Created on Wednesday, 13 May 2015 18:55
Ariana's new CD "La Vie en Rose" (produced by Andy!) was successfully released with two full houses at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville at the end of April. Check out some of the feedback from the shows here.
We're getting geared up for another at the Chester Playhouse this weekend, Sat May 16. Here is a video from the Wolfville show:
- 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
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- 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, 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 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: