Over The Moon
- Wonderful two part vocal blend.
- Acoustic guitars , clawhammer and bluegrass banjos.
- Acoustic Bass
- Funny stroies of life in the country and Amish communtities.
Over The Moon
Featuring award winning vocal and multi-instrumentalists,
Suzanne Levesque and Craig Bignell
A short while ago The Traveling Mabels were recording their latest CD and they hired Craig Bignell to record drums, percussion, and banjo on it from his home studio in Grey County Ontario. Everything was as usual for this type of thing… until they asked him to be part of their CD release in Alberta a few months later.
This would be Craig’s first time meeting Suzanne Levesque and they seemed to hit it off right from the start as they were always sitting together chatting and smiling a great deal whenever they had a minute. A few days later, a close friend (Tom Jackson singer/actor) was having a dinner party at his Calgary home and many of the guests were from Alberta’s music community. As fate would have it, Craig was staying with Tom at the time as he was rehearsing for one of Tom’s Huron Carol Tours. After dinner, people were sitting in a large circle taking turns playing and singing tunes. and when it came time for the "ever shy" Craig’s turn, he bravely went forth, clutching his acoustic guitar with obvious great strain and fear for his life:)
You see…Craig had made his career as a drummer/percussionist (craigbignell.com) and without a huge array of drums, cymbals and various incendiary protecting him, he was sitting utterly alone on a stool, singing some silly love song, completely terrified. As The Mabels were also at this event, Suzanne was watching as Craig struggled on, in front of his often over confident peers. Then from the shadows Suzanne appeared, bass in hand to rescue Craig by adding her incredible voice and bass playing to this seemingly silly love song. In doing so, she made him sound oh so much better…
Craig could just feel himself relax and he even ventured a smile as his voice returned to normal, loosing the Slim Whitman vibrato sound that was present before she appeared…He thought his heart was going to burst!
And that was how the whole thing started. They’ve been singing together ever since and even have people asking if they were related as their voices blend together so well, they sound like family. I guess they are now as they were married a year ago:)
They continue the music and magic of that first night now with Over The Moon and getting rave reviews and gaining new friends and fans wherever they perform. Craig is even getting over his shyness with the help of Suzanne’s ever smiling face looking his way when they sing.
Their first CD is in the works and it’s going to reflect the beautiful two part harmony style that they love so much and a very acoustic approach to the instrumentation. They also love to share stories about their lives together and about the songs they write. An evening with them is like having your two favourite friends and family over some cozy night to listen to great music!