Blue Moon Marquee

May 2017

 Blue Moon Marquee is a Screamin’ and Hollerin’ Gypsy blues band that stem from the Alta. Dusty Hoodoos and the Rocky Mountains. A.W. Cardinal (vocals/guitar) and Jasmine Colette (vocals, bass, drums) primarily write and perform original compositions. Influenced by anything that swings, jumps or grooves. Artists such as Lonnie Johnson, Blind Willie Jonson, Charley Patton, Howlin’ Wolf, Bill Jennings, Big Bill Broonzy, Django Riendhart to name a few.

After living and performing in Montreal and New York City, and being immersed in the jazz and blues scene cutting his teeth, A.W. Cardinal decided it was time to head home the Rocky Mountains and bought a Greyhound ticket as long as he is tall; back to the great Canadian west to record the Album “Stainless Steel Heart.” There, In the winter of 2012, A.W. met with Jasmine Colette, a Hoodoo Lady who has toured the bulk of North America over the last six years as a bassist, singer and a hoop dancer, performing with the likes of Paul Pigat, Bill Bourne, Andrew Loog Oldham, Tanya Tagaq, David Gogo, Simon Kendall, Madagascar Slim and Wyckam Porteous. Within two weeks they had recorded an album and ever since then Blue Moon Marquee was formed. BMM tours regularly all around Canada. Check the tour schedule for their up and coming performances.

Blue Moon Marquee have perfected a live style of playing, a duo that sounds like a full band. Jasmine Collete (the rhythm section) not only masters the stand up bass but also keeps the swing with her feet by playing a kick drum with one foot, a snare and high hat with the other. “A.W. is a large man, with sharp eyes often hidden under the shadow of a faded black hat and Guitar, with a singing voice as “thick and as black as coal smoke that barrels out like a Raging bull.” Blue Moon Marquee’s chemistry transcends the music itself and the way Colette’s angelic tones lift Wesley’s beaten down “Bukowski-esque mystique” is something that will surely stay in your head for a while and make a lasting impression. To date Blue Moon Marquee has released one full length album of their original compositions called “Stainless steel heart” 2013 and released their second full length called “Lonesome Ghosts” June 6th, 2014. And a n online E.P. “Last Dollar” was recorded live off the floor at mcgill Studios in Montreal. Q.C.