F&M play chill set for chattering crowd


Performers usually  are able to ignore people chattering during their set. That wasn’t the case for Edmonton indie folk/ pop duo F&M who played a pretty set of really chill, laid back originals music  featuring the guitar and vocals of  Ryan Anderson and his wife Rebecca playing singing, playing ‘chiming planetarium sounds’ on organ, sometimes guitar and even accordion, by rF&M’ Rebecca and Ryan Anderson playing the Owl last weekend. Photo by Richard Ameryequest.

Ryan Anderson quipped “Thanks to some of you for listening and others for not knowing there’s a band playing.”

The chattering crowd applauded each song nonetheless. More people trickled in from the Reuben and the Dark concert at Southminster United Church as F&M laid down a super laid back, mellow, melancholy  and ambient groove  as the two harmonized beautifully together.

Their song “Wish You Were here,” not the Pink Floyd classic, could have been called ‘wish you weren’t talking.”

 They played a lot of songs from their new CD “ Lessons From Losers ” including the title track.

 By request, Rebecca Anderson picked up her accordion  for a few songs, and stood next to her husband including ‘Darkness,’ one of several more exotic French cabaret jazz tinged tracks.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 14 November 2018 11:10 )