Eric Moon and Shauna Clapp are Moon Glow

Eric Moon and Shauna Clapp are Moon Glow

Moon Glow offering concert of jazz and contemporary music

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Moon Glow, featuring Shauna Clapp and Eric Moon, will take the stage at the Snoring Sasquatch on Aug. 9.

Clapp and Moon came together to play at an anniversary party and just kept on going. They do mostly lounge jazz with songs like Mood Indigo, Black Bird and Quiet Nights, and some contemporary songs like Sting’s Fields of Gold.

Clapp began performing a few years ago, and hopes to have a vibrant career in song underway soon. She grew up with some of the music she now sings, as her grandmother was both a soloist and a lifelong musician. Her mother and daughter continue the tradition with piano.

She has appeared locally at Starbelly Jam and Kaslo May Days, as well as numerous local eateries. Her influences include Sarah Vaughn, Dinah Washington and, of course, Ella Fitzgerald, and some of her favourite songs are Holly Cole’s I Can See Clearly
, Etta James’ At Last and almost anything by Fitzgerald.

Moon is a mild mannered teacher of computers and other technology but his first love is music. His mom sat him down in front of a piano at age five where he learned the basics. Then it was on to violin for six years, three years of clarinet and sax in high school band, then a million years of guitar and voice. He also took a couple years of music in college.

His musical influences are many and varied. Growing up in a very musical family, Moon had parents that listened to classical, big band and pop, and siblings that listened to opera, folk and rock. Early influences include Rush, Loverboy and Rick Springfield, and later, the Police, Sting and Dave Matthews Band. Guitar heros include Jimi Hendrix, Alex Lifeson, Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, Joe Satriani, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Vernon Reid.

Moon has played in musicals including Grease (guitar), The Wizard of Oz (bass) and Guys and Dolls (Casio DH-100 horn), and was musical director for a production of The Fiddler on the Roof.

Some of Moon’s favourite songs are Skylark, Red Barchetta, Soul Cages and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4.

Tickets are $10 in advance at Black Bear Books, Buffalo Trails Coffee House and Kingfisher Used Books, and $13 at the door, which opens at 7 p.m.; the show starts at 8.