moondance - a van morrison songbook
Mystic Celtic Soul singer and songwriter, Van Morrison has placed his indelible stamp upon Western Music culture with a career spanning over half a century! “Moondance” highlights Morrison’s unique blend of Pop, Jazz, Rhythm & Blues and Soul Music.
What to Expect: Be prepared to be totally entertained as “Van the Man” presents this respectful, energetic and joyous tribute to Van Morrison, his life & music.
About the Performers:
The Moondance cast features some of the most recognizable names in British Columbia’s Blues, Jazz, Celtic, Roots & R&B Music communities. Each, a career musician with long & illustrious histories of performance. Each artist bringing their unique interpretation & nuance to these classic arrangements. A real treat for all music lovers.
*photographic gallery courtesy of Rick Leche.
Bruce Coughlan: lead vocals, guitar & co-producer
Bruce is an award-winning singer/songwriter with a history of his own. A musical chameleon and interpreter, Bruce slips easily from one style to another, a talent he’s shared with audiences for over four decades through groups Bare Facts, The Hightops and Tiller’s Folly. Bruce’s fans will attest to his keen ability to vocally interpret dozens of iconic vocalists.
As both Celtic and Soul Music performer himself, Bruce won’t deny the inspiration Van Morrison has been in his own musical journey.
Laurence Knight: bass & vocals & co-producer
Laurence toured and recorded with the Foreman Young Band, Shari Ulrich, Roy Forbes & Long John Baldry before he began working with Bruce back in the 1990’s and started Tiller’s Folly.
These two bandmates have shared thirty years of musical adventures throughout North America and the United Kingdom. Beyond Tiller’s Folly and Van the Man, Laurence and Bruce have toured together with The Great Canadian Songbook & Voices for the Salish Sea.
Greg Stuart: drums & vocals
Greg Stuart, a long-time professional drummer in Vancouver, Canada's music scene is also an accomplished songwriter, engineer and producer.
Greg and has toured with artists as diverse as Frank Mills & Bo Diddley and has participated in many festivals and theatre productions.
A long-time accomplice in Bruce's musical endeavors, Greg is passionate about the environment and writing music to connect with audiences as well as fellow musicians.