Updates & Band News

Sympathetic Joy

It starts with a little kindness to yourself, then spreads to the pleasure we can take in each other. Stay warm friends. Photo by Francis A Willey  

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Edmonton Music Awards – Part 2 Further Gratitude

Wow! Thank you so much Edmonton Music Awards! We are so thrilled. All I can say is that we had really settled into our seats with drinks and a large umbrella on our laps. Then, SURPRISE! What an amazing experience to hear our  title track song “Lessons From Losers” at The Winspear as we walked…

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Edmonton Music Awards

We are so thrilled to be nominated for the 2019 Edmonton Music Awards (Best Adult Alternative Recording). Thank you Edmonton!  It’s been a busy few months sharing the album across western Canada, and we are full of gratitude and personal reflections. With the nomination, we feel that it would be nice to celebrate some of…

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All the Light

Recently, F&M had the pleasure of speaking and performing at the Images Alberta Camera Club. Through our mixed presentation, we explored some of the connections between visual art (including photography) and music performance. We had a great time sharing some observations and some detailed stories about the composition of some of our songs. All artists…

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Exclusive Video Premiere for “Council of Misery” Plus CBC Daybreak

We are so thankful to Canadian Beats, a national online music magazine, for premiering our newest official music video on March 18. The video was shot by Edmonton-born, Vancouver Island-based writer, Jesse van der Schaaf, and all filming was done near Duncan, British Columbia. (Where we will be on tour soon!)  Please check  out the…

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The Value of Losers, Spring Tour, and Limited Edition Stuff!

Has anyone else noticed the recent fascination in “losers”? “Losers” in life, sport, arts, etc. We have. We wrote our most recent record reflecting on this. And now there’s a show on Netflix about it. Perhaps it’s due to the constant need of the current American President to label his opposers (often intellectuals) as “losers.”…

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Connections & Gratitude

I’ve been reading a lot lately about the loss of connections in our modern world, and the need to reconnect in order to live meaningful lives and have a sense of hope and future. Our culture has become disconnected and we need to find our way back to retaining and reforming authentic connections. I think, in this…

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Super Blood Wolf Moon

No, it’s not a new song, it’s a rare lunar eclipse happening here in our northern hemisphere. The mention of blood and wolves, got us talking about the connections between the supernatural, violence, and new beginnings. Ryan and I chatted long into the night and spoke about how the act of creation often comes out…

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Winter Is Coming – A Reissue of Some Wintery Tunes!

It’s that time of year again where we get ready to settle in and cozy up with loved ones. Ryan and I decided it was time to revisit an older recording we did back in 2011. It’s a fun little EP called Winter is Coming: Songs of Winter and Christmas. We will be announcing further…

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Print Affair: Winter Woods at SNAP with music by F&M

F&M is excited to be part of a very special event in our arts community. SNAP, The Society of Northern Alberta Print-artists, is one of Canada’s premier centres for visual arts research and innovations. They have been providing accessible opportunities for our print making community since 1982. F&M look forward to sharing music with the…

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