I Favour You 3:500:00 / 3:50
Cover Photo taken by Anne Audet (at Neat Cafe)
Welcome to Marc Audet Music
Thanks for visiting my web page, and Welcome! I find that music can satisfy or appeal to an important aspect of our soul. Music unites us and it brings peace and contentment. When I'm performing, it warms my heart to see smiles on people's faces, or tears in their eyes. I love to hear stories of how music inspires or motivates people. When you add music to a gathering, whether an art show or reception or farmer's market, it relaxes people and shifts the mood to a better place. When you bring music into a hospital or a care facility, it brings people to another place. Music is amazing. This is what brings me encouragement in performing and writing music.
Like with every other active musician, the covid pandemic was absolutes in shutting down all venues and opportunities to perform before a real audience. It was perfect timing for me to learn how to put on livestream shows using Facebook as the platform. This new, awkward, faceless means of entertaining gradually became second nature. After 24 weekly livestream shows, the experience had become really enjoyable, with hundreds of people supporting me by viewing the livestream videos. I am grateful for the experience and the support of followers. In fact, the covid experience has been good for my fledgling folk music act. I've gained many more followers (breaking the 500 point), I've become become reaquainted with old friends and family, and new songs have emerged. These new songs are being refined as I play them during shows, and this will lead into a second recording effort ... for sure. Silver linings on dark clouds. With the pandemic responsecadvancing to phase 3, some outdoor venues are restoring live music, and one by one performers are enjoying playing live before smiling faces rather than internet devices. Same for me with live gigs booked through August and into the fall. Watch for shows near you!!
Another silver lining from the pandemic is I have been able to perform with my talented son, Brad Audet. Brad plays a range of instruments, but his award winning talents are centred around his flute and recorder playing. The highlight of the livestream experience was with my last livestream, #24, August 06. This, and other, livestream videos are being uploaded to this web site in a new section for livestream videos. I hope you take the time to watch the 24th session. .
Take care everybody, be kind to each other, and PLEASE keep up with covid precautions so that we won't have to regress into another full shutdown.
Here's an upbeat rocky folk song that I wrote a few years ago - I Favour You. This is a romantic song about having an "interest" in another person. How many television shows and movies have you seen where an interest evolves between work partners, but the interest remains only as an interest?. That tension is what inspired this upbeat folk song. Backing musicians include Brad Scott (banjo), Tyler Kealey (accordion), Blair Hogan (bass guitar and mandolin), Dylan Roberts (drums) and Jenna Steele (backing vocals). I hope you enjoy it. Check out the other songs from my album.
Upcoming Live Shows
Come out to check out my live shows, whether in a pub, a festival, a house concert, a gallery.