Canada has its own musical husband/wife force in Raine Maida (frontman of Our Lady Peace) and Chantal Kreviazuk. Between then they have sold millions of albums and concert tickets as well as winning several Juno Awards. Married for over a decade they have just lately come together musically to form Moom vs. Sun and though there is no album there are a few songs and now a small Canadian tour.
I’ve always wondered why so many of Canada’s premier musical acts come from Winnipeg. Neil Young, The Guess Who, Bif Naked, Holly McNarland, Crash Test Dummies, and Chantal Kreviazuk all hail from Winterpeg. Maybe it’s the long, cold winters. Whatever it is it is a breeding ground.
Chantal Kreviazuk makes up one half of one of Canada’s most influential musical couples. Married to Our Lady Peace’s frontman Raine Maida, Kreviazuk is a classically trained pianist with a strong, expressive voice who has had successful decade and a half long (so far) career churning out adult contemporary music.
Originally signed to Sony, she released her debut album, “Under These Rocks and Stones”, in 1996. With it’s singles, “Surrounded”, “God Made Me” and “Wayne” she catapulted onto the music scene. Over the next decade she has won 2 Juno Awards, had her music featured in several films and television programs, written songs for the likes of Avril Lavigne, David Cook, Gwen Stefani, and Kelly Clarkson, and acted in several films. Despite the fact that she has had 3 children in the meantime she has not slowed down. Her latest album, “Plain Jane”, continued her success with the release of singles “Invincible” and “Half of Me”. Most recently she released a single called “I Will Be” that was recorded to benefit Kids Help Phone.
As one of the most recognizable frontmen on the present Canadian rock scene, Raine Maida has played for millions of people across this planet. A social activist, Maida recorded a solo album that was miles away from the type of music we are used to from the singer of Our Lady Peace. Filled with sparse arrangements, spoken word and computer-generated backbeats, Maida chills out in comparison to his band gig.
-Date: May 29, 2015
-Venue: Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
-Ticket Purchase: www.evenko.com
-Ticket Prices: $46.00 (plus handling charges)
-Show Time: 8:00 pm (Doors @ 7:00 p.m.)