The Fox & The Moon
Now in its eleventh year DISCOVERIES owes a great deal to Hugh’s Room which continues to partner with us as we showcase yet another very eclectic group of artists, most of whom are just beginning their creative journeys. The concept is a simple one, (none of these artists is yet able to fill the room on their own, although we have confidence that each one will get to that point) bring four talents together, give each 30 minutes on stage and have each one bring out their fans, family and friends. Suddenly you have a full room and everyone present cheers on their artist and in the process discovers new talent to support in the future.
South-African born Annie Bonsignore’s self produced debut album, Shades of Red is a collection of 11 original songs that tell deep and up-close stories of love, loss, fear and hope. Now based in Toronto, this multi-talented singer, songwriter, pianist, performer, arranger and vocal coach was born into an incredibly musical family. “Shades of Red” is a rare gem of a recording, sounding entirely fresh yet somehow familiar upon the very first listen. With a style that sits somewhere between Chantal Kreviazuk and Sarah Brightman, Annie Bonsignore crosses over seamlessly from infectious pop to effortless opera.
Born and raised in Victoria, BC, Claire resides in Toronto, ON where she is emerging in the folk scene. She has the ability to tell stories through hooky melodies and chord progressions by using open guitar tuning textures. With influences ranging from artists such as Joni Mitchell, Laura Marling, and Gordon Lightfoot, Claire combines elements of folk/acoustic with a touch of rock. She will move you with her sultry alto vocals and pull you into her intimate lyrical content with her sweet sounding soprano register.
THE FOX & THE MOON
At its core, The Fox and the Moon is an indie folk trio based in Toronto who combine elements of pop, blues, chorale harmonies, and bluegrass to get their ideas across to listeners. Underneath, it’s the joint experiences of singer-songwriters Kim Wexler and Chris Blachford mixed with Stella Green Sanderson’s ever-expanding palette of voice and instrumental opportunities. The Fox & the Moon has performed at Lee’s Palace, The Rivoli, Cameron House, and the Free Times Cafe.
Brother Neil represents the singer/songwriter side of Neil Parent’s fascinating musical split personality. This multi-faceted creative talent has shone as a big band jazz crooner and member of an a capella vocal group, but of late he has been focused upon writing and singing his own original material. Brother Neil’s debut album Bonfire Confessions introduces us to a fluent fingerstyle acoustic guitarist, and this provides the ideal sonic accompaniment for emotionally eloquent folk-rooted songs that are delivered via a warm and welcoming vocal style.