You are here: Home Music Beat F & M return with spooky, laid back performance
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

L.A. Beat

F & M return with spooky, laid back performance

E-mail Print PDF

Saturday shows can be tough to hit as I’m on the air on CKXU 88.3 F.M. spinning the blues on the Hotrock Blues beat so I miss anything that begins before 10.

Becky and Ryan Anderson of F & M at the Owl Acoustic lounge, Feb. 20. Photo by Richard Amery
 So unfortunately I missed an opening set from Burning Bridge ( Steve Foord and Megan Brown) but arrived just in time for another hauntingly beautiful, yet brief set from Edmonton trio F & M at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Feb. 20.

 Becky Anderson whispered sultry vocals as she alternated playing accordion and keyboards. She took turns singing lead vocals with R Guitarist Ryan Anderson.
 Multi-instrumentalist Bryan “Miot” Reichert sat back in the shadows adding tasteful lead guitar and some mandolin.

The set started slowly with Becky Anderson playing sad accordion and  singing hypnotically.
 Reichert switched to mandolin as the trio put their own, spooky French cabaret style jazzy stamp on “ Maybe Tomorrow,” the theme from  Canadian classic TV Show the Littlest Hobo.

In addition to spooky jazz, Rebecca Anderson also showed some impressive operatic vocal chops.
 They wound down their set with “ Photographs,” a song about their favourite “creepy Russian film maker.”

— by Richard Amery,L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 02 March 2016 10:53 )  
The ONLY Gig Guide that matters


Music Beat

Lights. Camera. Action.
Inside L.A. Inside

CD Reviews


Music Beat News

Art Beat News

Drama Beat News

Museum Beat News