“Creative and Joyful! ”
If you’re a fan of BBC's "Great Railway Journeys of the World" you will have seen Susan & Robert on reruns of the 1994 Canadian episode, featuring Robert’s "Blackberry Jam”. More recently, their songs have been covered by several west coast choirs - in particular, Susan's "Shine On" and Robert's "Open Up Your Heart”.
Susan & Robert have sung together since the 1980’s, playing clubs, festivals and house concerts from New Zealand to Nova Scotia. Drawing from a deep well of carefully crafted original songs, they sing with humour and poignancy about island life, family history and these troubled times.
Susan Ellenton's musical roots run deep in Canadiana and the participatory songs of summer camp. She's toured from Alaska to Newfoundland, and written musicals that travelled to Japan and the Smithsonian. Susan's song 'Yukon Women' is a northern under-the-radar classic and ‘The Harbour of Her Heart’ is Victoria’s official song. Her most recent solo project is "Sing For No Reason", an a capella musical memoir. www.singfornoreason.com
Robert Anderson grew up on Vancouver Island, singing jazz with his Dad and listening to musicals with his Mom. They gave him his first guitar for his 14th birthday and he has been playing ever since. He began building guitars in 1995 (he has a song about it, natch!) and it quickly progressed from a hobby to a vocation. He has performed at festivals and folk clubs, restaurants, bars, street corners, parks and living rooms. www.andersonstrings.ca