The Cormiers - The Cormiers
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Magic Of The Dance
The Cormiers are a family group whose musical roots are firmly entrenched in their Scottish/French backgound. , Gordon and Loretta are originally from the Codroy Valley.
Calling Out His Name
Keeping Myself Company
Not Me, Not Now
Saturday Night Ceilidh
If Someone Would Care
Imagine (It's All Up To Me)
Memories Of You
Back To Sea
Show The Way
Although individually they have a wealth of experience performing, together they share a magic on stage that has their audience on an emotional roller coaster. Their songs elicit spontaneous handclapping and foot stomping, as well as a softer side where their audience responds to the emotion in their songs.
The youngest vocalist/stepdancer/pianist in the group is Mallory Johnson, Loretta's 14 year old daughter. She has been heard on radio throughout the province over the past few years with such hits as "Moving Away", "Saltwater Joys" & "Imagine". She is emerging as the lead vocalist in the group and some of her original music is featured on The Cormiers self titled CD. At the age of 8, she was the youngest ever to perform at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto and she also received worldwide exposure when she performed for the National Ceremony in Gander in September 2002, commemorating the events of 911. Gordon's 14 year old son Randall is the group's drummer & Bodhran player. Randall is also featured on The Cormiers' self titled CD.
For the past couple of years, The Cormiers have been touring across the country and have performed at many high profile events such as the Rising Stars Tour of the province's Arts & Culture Centres. During the past year, they completed a very successful tour through Ontario & Nova Scotia to capacity crowds in soft seat venues. They have performed at many of Newfoundland's major festivals and in August of last year, they were the opening act for Sammy Kershaw / Lori Morgan show in St. John's Mile One Stadium and the Exhibition Grounds in Truro. The Cormiers have participated in many benefit concerts in the local area including the VOCM Happy Tree. They are past nominees of the Music Industry Association of Newfoundland and Labrador and recently showcased at the ECMA's in St. John's and Canadian Music Week in Toronto.
The Cormiers new CD was recorded at Inception Sound in Toronto with producer Chad Irschick and showcases their strong vocal harmonies as well as the uniqeness of their original style of music. Their music is emerging into a modern folk sound that delivers a strong message to it's listeners.