What do a raven and a fox have in common? Not a whole lot, but for Julie Chang and Sean Isaac, their common love of music and performing created a commonality for their band, The Raven & The Fox. The duo have been performing their acoustic originals for the past three years and will be stopping in Invermere for a performance.
Were actually a couple, I met Julie three years ago. Her sister who she also sings with lives in Canmore and she was visiting. We were just playing music and I definitely fell in love with her voice and knew that voice needed to be singing original materials so I started writing songs, said Sean.
The duo is based out of Canmore, Alberta, writing acoustic love songs and performing at various venues and festivals. Theyre now preparing to head out on an East Kootenay tour with shows in Fernie, Kimberley, Cranbrook, and Invermere. For their Invermere stop, The Raven & The Fox will be performing two sets at Saftas.
Our show is very engaging music, well-suited to quiet venues. We dont play in loud pubs, our music is fairly soft, acoustic guitars, vocals. Usually, when people hear Julie sing, they immediately are smitten with her voice and energy, said Sean.
When he first met Julie, she and her sister were playing a game of guess what animal a person would be. Julie asked Sean what she would be and he told her she would be a raven.
I said, raven and she was like, Ah howd you know, thats what my sister always says. At the time she didnt really think much of the raven because she wasnt living in the mountains but its a very omnipresent mountain bird, pretty powerful animal. Shes grown to enjoy the animal spirit. Then I asked her what animal Id be and she said a fox, said Sean.
It wasnt until Sean was inspired by a piece of artwork that the band got its name.
Later on, I saw some artwork of a fox and a raven very artistically done in a circle and its actually the cover of our EP (extended play). I contacted the artist and the artist said that it would great to have her art associated with our music so thats when we decided to call ourselves The Raven & The Fox, he said.
Their tour stop in Invermere marks the second performance at Saftas this year and the duo is looking forward to returning.
We really enjoy playing in front of live audiences and were looking forward to coming back to Invermere. Hopefully, well see some of the same faces from last time and a bunch of new faces, said Sean.
The Raven & The Fox will perform at Saftas on Saturday, August 13th starting at 7 p.m. To hear a sample of the bands music visit www.theravenandthefox.com.