Wednesday, October 28, 2009
It's Music Week here at Wonders Never Cease, so come have a seat on the sofa with this lovely couple. Have you met? No? Allow me to introduce you to Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn, the ultra cool musicians of Pomplamoose.
My friend Madison introduced me to them through a link on Facebook. I nearly missed clicking on the video, but the band's name caught my eye. Pomplamoose? The word looks like pamplemousse, the French word for grapefruit, but it's spelled so that when you say it, you pronounce it the French way. Sort of.
A band named Grapefruit? I must investigate. So I clicked.
See what you think.
Isn't that crazy?
I totally get the name. Grapefruit. Sweet but sour. Whimsical and sincere. (Aren't all grapefruits whimsical and sincere?)
There's so much to love here. Nataly's voice and her beautiful harmonies (with herself.) The wide spectrum of instruments they play. The homemade videos showing their recording process. Plus, they're both so interesting to watch!
Hooked by the first video, I started searching for more.
I love Hail Mary...
And their version of Nature Boy.
You know what else? They sing in French! Of course they do. They're called Pomplamoose, after all. They sing one of my favorites, Edith Piaf's La vie en rose. While playing a toy piano and doing hand clapping games. See?
If you like what you see, hop over to their myspace site and find out more.
I wish for you la vie en rose today, mon ami!
Have a wonderful Wednesday!