There is a saying that too many cooks spoil the broth, but that is certainly not the case with Melbourne’s folk troupe Canos. With eight different musicians adding their own creativity to the mix, the end result is a gorgeous combination of traditional folk instruments with dreamy vocals, layered harmony’s and pop sensibility’s instruments
The band was originally formed by frontman Cam Lee in early 2008 to add group dynamic to his solo musical efforts. Since then, Canos has evolved into a fully fledged musical act in it’s own right, leading the Melbourne nu-folk revolution. Influenced by musical geniuses like Neil Finn, Elvis Costello, Paul Kelly, Counting Crows and Nina Simone, Canos’ mellow sound, meaningful lyrics will leave you dreaming of green hills and summertime.
A few weeks back, Richenda and I escaped the city and joined the guys and gals from Canos in Phillip Island. We shot 5 take-away shows, a one-take-style music video pioneered by Vincent Moon of La Blogotheque. Hope to have the videos up shortly, but for now, please enjoy the photos.
And a few frame grabs from the videos: