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Stage setOver The Moon

Acoustic Roots/Swing Duo

Award-winning vocal and multi instrumentalists

Next tour September 2023 following on from their hugely successful UK debut in 2022

www.overthemoonband.com
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Canadian Cowboy / acoustic roots / Western swing / Bluegrassy duo Over The Moon's Suzanne Levesque and Craig Bignell are award winniing multi-instrumentalists/vocalists. They met, fell in love, got married and discovered their voices blend so well together that people often tear up upon hearing them sing.

Living on a ranch in the foothills of Alberta's Rocky Mountains, it's inevitable there will be a strong sense of place and the rhythms of the land when they make music. When the couple released their debut album, the resonances were there for all to hear. reflecting the pulse of life,  lived in a territory that is both dirt-hard, rugged and beautiful. 

Now their second album, Chinook Waltz, has been nominated for a Juno Award (Canada's equivalent of the Emmys, so that's a really big deal). On release it jumped straight into the EuroAmericana charts at number 19.

"The pair also do the most important thing for any gig, namely, establish and maintain a connection with the audience, something perfectly demonstrated later when Craig notes that everyone who came bought an album. It's a safe bet that they'll all be there next time, too." - RNR Magazine 2022

Alberta-based Over The Moon are getting rave reviews and gaining new friends and fans wherever they perform. Their first CD "Moondancer",  was released in 2017 and it reflects the beautiful two-part harmony style that they are known for and the wide array of acoustic instruments that they play. Most of the songs are original and tell stories of life lived in Southern Alberta's ranching country. It's a wild ride that takes in styles from 40s Western Swing and Appalachian Old-Time featuring their superb harmony vocals and a wide array of acoustic instruments.

Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant! ”— Frank Hennessy, BBC Radio Wales

“Together their voices have a timeless quality that suits this earthy music perfectly." — Paul Jackson, FATEA Magazine U.K.

Some might call it country music Some might call it bluegrass, or western music, but we know that with its accomplished songwriting, fantastic harmonies and great arrangements, it’s just darned good music. The live stage performances of Over The Moon are charming and engaging. You can’t get more real than these guys, with their story songs and their way of telling wholly engaging tales that bookend the songs. Theirs is a gentle, beautiful approach to harmonies, but they have a wonderfully fun and playful side as well.

"Endearingly, they describe themselves as 'cowbillies' but they are a lot more than that." - RNR Magazine 2022

Harmony yodeling, two styles of banjo, stand-up bass, guitar, great stage presence, and two amazing voices make you sit up and pay attention.

It’s a very different approach to country, western, and bluegrass. These guys are the real deal and approach those musical styles in a distinct way that will steal the heart of every member of the audience. Festival artistic directors, take note!

“The very essence of traditional vountry-folk at its finest. Soothing for the soul and a glimpse into the ethereal.”— Editor, Maverick Magazine, UK

“This husband-and-wife duo have created an album that's almost as charming as their Alberta's foothills home. It's no wonder you can virtually feel the love.”— Mike Sadava, Penguin Eggs Magazine

“There's so much to enjoy here. ”— Spencer Leigh, COUNTRY MUSIC PEOPLE Magazine, U.K.

“Moondancer, their debut album just oozes with integrity and charm. The interplay is simply glorious!”— Marc Higgins, Northern Sky Magazine U.K.

“Their voices blend as if they were born to sing together.”— Mike Morrison, American Roots U.K.

Whoo-hoo! New album nominated for a Juno Award (Canada's 'Emmys')

Chinook Waltz

Tour now booking for September 2023

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February 2022

26th
Newhampton Arts Cenre
Dunkley Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 4AN

March 2022

2nd
Spalding Folk

The South Holland Centre Bar, Market Place, Spalding, PE11 1SS

3rd
The Musician, Leicester

Clyde Street Leicester LE1 2DE.
Tickets £11 https://www.ticketweb.uk/
event/over-the-moon-th
e-musician-tickets/11613675

4th
Monaive

5th
Private event, Scotland

7th
Stirling Folk

Stirling Rugby Club, Bridgehaugh Park, Causewayhead Road, Stirling, FK9 5AP

9th
Edinburgh Folk

Ukrainian Community Centre, 14 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AB

10th
Private event, Scotland

16th
Willows Folk
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Bryning Fern Lane, Kirkham, Preston, PR4 2BO
www.thewillowsfolkclub.co.uk/

19th
Gretton Village Hal
l
Kirby Road, Gretton, Northants NN17 3DB
Tkts £10 from 07949 624012

22nd
St Neots Folk

The Priory Centre, St Neots PE19 2BH

23rd
Carrington Triangle Folk,
The Gladstone, 48 Loscoe Rd, Carringtion, Nottingham, NG5 2AW

27th
Twickfolk

Cabbage Patch, London Road, Twickenham, TW1 3SZ

30th
Llantrisant Folk

Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, Castan Road/Palalwyf Avenue, Pontyclun CF72 9EH

31st
Bromsgrove Folk

Catshill Social Club, 13 Meadow Road, Catshill, Bromsgrove B61 0JJ

April 2022

2nd
Wychwood Folk

‘Tiddy Hall’, Shipton Road, Ascott -u- Wychwood, Oxon, OX7 6AG

 

 

 

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