Meet Over the Moon

It’s a funny story how we got Over the Moon.  We saw them somewhere….maybe on Facebook and really liked their music but then found out they lived in Alberta.  So we got in contact asking if they ever came out to play in Ontario and if they did, would they like to come to Desboro Music Hall.  Craig got back to me and said in fact they’re planning a little tour of Ontario.  Then he hits me with the fact that he used to live in Desboro!  What are the chances that we contact a band in Alberta and it ends up being someone from Desboro…the tiny little community of Desboro?!  I love it.  It means they were meant to come play for us and I’m glad we found each other.

Over the Moon is made up of Suzanne Levesque and Craig Bignell.  They have a wonderful story of how they met, fell in love and started playing together.  Craig was trying to play a song in front of a group and was nervous and stumbling a little when Suzanne came in with her bass and voice and they created magic.  From that moment on, they sang and played together and eventually even got married!  And their music has the same flavour as their story; part beauty and part magic.  There’s wonderful harmonies, various instruments, a little bit of country, a little bit of swing and a little bit of folk all mixed in to create magic. Check out their cover of “Love Hurts”

Don’t miss out.  Catch them on Friday June 1, 2018 at the Hall.
All Ages
Opener: Doris Folkens
Doors open 7pm
Music starts at 7:30pm

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September: The Schotts and Zakary Miller

September ushers in autumn, my favourite time of the year.  And of course, we’re bringing in the acts I’m most looking forward to (Shhh….don’t tell the others).  It’s going to be such a great concert.  I’m so excited!

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The Schotts are a husband and wife team.  He plays the mandolin, fiddle and guitar.  She plays guitar.  They both sing.  His finger picking, their harmonies, a mix of bluegrass, folk and country ballads and good ole’ storytelling = sublime beauty in music.  This really is the show I’ve been waiting for.

Many of their songs are about Norfolk County, where they’re from.  In fact, since Darrin turned 50 this year, he decided that they wanted to release 50 original fiddle tunes, once a week for a year.  Each of them are named after hamlets/villages from Norfolk County.  They are proud of where they’re from and it shows.

Darrin has played/recorded with many different artists including The Good Brothers when he was 17, The Ennis Sisters, Stomping’ Tom Connors, Ashley Condon, who we saw earlier in our season and even our favourite, David Francey!  And his finger picking is absolutely amazing.

Together with Alison’s sweet vocals they create some beautiful, nostalgic music that you can’t help tapping your feet to or singing along.

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Zakary Miller, the opening act, has his own unique sound that he calls “Canadiana swing” with his band (tuba, trombone, trumpet, sax and clarinet and his vocals).  It’s a little mix of country twang, swing, jazz and folk.  There’s even some yodelling!  Can’t imagine what that sounds like?  You’ve got to come out to see the show.  The fun these guys all have playing together comes through in their music.  The music is catchy and playful.

You’ve definitely got to come out to this performance.  It’s going to be such a great night of unique music.  I can’t help but repeat how excited I am for it.

So come on out on Saturday September 10, 2016
Doors Open: 7pm, Music Starts: 7:30pm
All Ages

If you want to read their bios and hear some songs, go to their Events Page

Tickets available:
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Box office hours (Saturday Sept 3, 10: 9am – 12pm)
Phone/text Joe Klages (519) 377-2358
At the Door (if there are any left) the day of the concert