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!
Love, Becky


Parisienne Farmgirl said...


Like grapefruits - they are so refreshing!!!

❦TattingChic said...

Cool stuff! I am enjoying listening to them right now! :)

lotusgirl said...

how fun! Her french is really good too. I'm definitely going to go over to their site. thanks for the heads up!

ParisBreakfasts said...

tres adorable!

Fete et Fleur said...

I just can't decide . . . So I've decided to decide . . . that every single one of your posts is my favorite!!

It makes me long to sing again. I sang many moons ago, and even did some recording. It's a hard business. They have a ton of personality.


LW said...

Interesting voice…
I really liked the la vie en rose song.
I could listen to that all day…


Sherry at EX Marks the Spot said...

Wonderful! I'm so glad that you shared these -- and that I took time to listen. They are remarkable.

adrienne said...

I love her voice. They are refreshingly quirky.

Colleen Hickey said...

thank you! Who knows, with your blog and facebook they could be huge!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Glad y'all like them!

Dymaxion said...

Guess I'm reverse engineering the discovery process. I found Pomplamoose before I found your blog. Guess I'll have to read some of your other blogposts to see what else I've missed.