NEW GLASGOW, N.S.
Sharon, Bram and their back-up band will touch down at the deCoste Centre on Saturday, May 11 for a final show.
Last September marked the 40th anniversary of One Elephant, Deux Éléphants, the ground-breaking and career-producing first album of Sharon, Lois and Bram.
After 40 years of singing together, Sharon & Bram are touring the country in what they term “A Final Fond Farewell.” The tour, which is attracting four generations of fans, spotlights the musicality that Sharon, Lois & Bram brought to their very first album 40 years ago, and that Sharon & Bram have maintained over the subsequent 40years.
Since 1978, Sharon Hampson and Bram Morrison have been pre-eminent in all aspects of family entertainment across North America as members of the trio “Sharon, Lois & Bram.” Together, the threesome produced over twenty recordings, beginning with their iconic ‘One Elephant, Deux Elephants,’ three song-books, six national TV specials, 65 episodes of The Elephant Show, and 52 of Skinnamarink TV. They have appeared in every major concert hall in Canada, and many in the United States including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and the White House in Washington just to name a few. They have received countless awards, including Gold and Platinum Records and JUNO awards for Best Children’s Album. To date, they have sold millions of albums worldwide.
Sharon and Bram have carried on together since Lois Lilienstein stepped aside from live performing in 2000.
A Sharon and Bram show is a sing-along concert for the entire family, featuring such well-loved favourites as She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain, Five Little Monkeys, One Elephant, Tingalayo, and, of course, Skinnamarink as well as some new songs.
“We love singing with our audiences; the sound of families singing together and the expressions of delight on the faces of parents and children as they share the music, bring us deep satisfaction,” say Sharon and Bram.
Sharon and Bram, with Lois, have supported many social welfare programmes in Canada and the U.S., such as school breakfasts for learning, encouraging parents to inoculate their children and, internationally, as Goodwill Ambassadors for UNICEF in North and South America, for which they received the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award.
The deCoste show will be May 11 at 2 p.m.