Escorted by a banjo and a parlour guitar, Moonfruits’ soaring harmonies captivate listeners and celebrate common ground. Partners on and off stage, they summon music from a place where ideals and imagination intertwine.
In 2015, Moonfruits’ participation in emerging artist residency program Rond Point earned them a SOCAN song award for Les Marins and a Félix-Leclerc Songwriting Residency award. The following year saw Moonfruits perform at La Nuit émergente in Sudbury, Le Festival International de la chanson de Granby (FICG) and as an official showcasing artist at Folk Music Ontario.
2017 proved a remarkable year for the bilingual folk duo. ROSEQ and FICG awards recipients at Contact ontarois, Moonfruits took part in UnisTV's Balade à Toronto, were featured live in studio during the first simultaneous radio broadcast of a bilingual show on CBC and Radio-Canada, and released their sophomore album, Ste-Quequepart.
Pulling as much from their imaginations as from their encounters on the road, this French-language folk concept album plays like a short film soundtrack. Intimate moments give way to cinematic arrangements as characters emerge and speak through song. Village in tow, Moonfruits weave stories to transport audiences, inviting them to walk in another’s shoes and celebrate the strength of everyday people.
Moonfruits would like to acknowledge Musicaction, The Ontario Arts Council, The City of Ottawa and their crowdfunders for their generous support in the production of their second album, Ste-Quequepart.
“... a concoction and chemistry that is rarely seen in today’s world of music. Be sure not to miss Moonfruits, as they are a treat for any showgoer.”
“... Moonfruits move together in a playful exchange, constantly in each other’s pocket, voices wound around each other, creating an almost singular entity in their sound.”