All I have to say is Shaun Leblanc is dedicated to his craft. He rolled into The Carleton about 30 mins from showtime and had to take off back to Moncton right after the show. You only do that if you love what you do and you can tell the passion is there. Don’t let his boyish good looks fool you, he is more than that. His voice dances between clean and raspy to keep you on your toes. Throw in some pop melodies and you have a nice blend of entertaining music. He played songs from his current album “Kaleidoscope”, but took the opportunity to try some new material for an upcoming album. Thanks for teasing us!
Apryll Aileen has this very distinct voice, it is very difficult to describe. When I heard her cover of “Say Something” by Great Big World, I just wanted to hear more from her. It just happened that prior to her show at The Carleton she had released her cover of CCR’s “Bad Moon Rising” which made me really listen to the lyrics. Enough about covers because she has her own songs such as “Butterflies” and “Hey Sugar” which are awesome!! She has this sultry sound that demands you to listen.
Don Amero doesn’t hide that he comes from a hard past, but there is nothing hard about him or his music. His voice is very tender and his lyrics reveal he is a bit of a romantic. Despite being from out west, he had a strong local contingent at The Carleton. He has played in Halifax in the past, just not at The Carleton, and developed a local following. His new CD “Refined” is now released and is solid, check it out yourself. Below is some of what you missed.
So Molly went off to her first day of school, well it was orientation to her school. It was only an hour, but still, it was hard. It was mostly a blur to be honest, good thing there were handouts. It wasn’t until after things began to sink in.