Paper Moon (band)
|Origin||Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada|
|Associated acts||The Bonaduces
|Past members||Rob Rodgers
The band was formed from the ashes of former Winnipeg bands B'ehl, The Bonaduces and The Electrosonics. Singer-keyboardist-guitarist Heather Campbell moved from Vancouver to Winnipeg to join three musicians who had played together in B'ehl: Allison Shevernoha, Bob Somers, and Chris Hiebert. They played their first show in May 2001, and released their first album, One Thousand Reasons To Stay, One Reason To Leave, in June 2002. The album was released on Endearing Records in Canada and on Quince Records in Japan, where the album had more sales than in the band's native country. Tracks from the album received airplay on campus radio and on CBC Radio. Paper Moon underwent major changes in its membership following Shevernoha's divorce from bassist Somers, and then Campbell's departure to focus on working at the Endearing records label. Bassist Rob Rodgers and Guitarist John Wilson joined, and then Nicole Pielou was added around the time of finishing up recording the second album. Leslie Oldham was recruited as well, bringing the band up to six members in 2006. The band released their second album, Broken Hearts Break Faster Every Day, in February 2006 under the Endearing Records label. It was nominated for a 2006 Western Canadian Music Award, for Outstanding Pop Recording. In 2009, the band released its third album, Only During Thunderstorms. The Edmonton Journal wrote that the band has "a mile-long track record for being one of the catchiest pop bands in Canada".
Their musical influences listed include The Cardigans, Ivy, and Metric. Their songs have been featured in over 20 films and television series, such as Degrassi, Radio Free Roscoe, Queer as Folk, Falcon Beach, Party of Five, and Departures.
Band members Chris and Allison were married as of September 2008 and have since had SO MANY babies.
In 2012 September West was formed with current and past members of Paper Moon, and are currently finishing up their First EP.
- Allison Shevernoha - Lead Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards
- Chris Hiebert - Drums
- John Wilson - Guitar
- Nikki Taylor - Keyboards, Guitar
- Ken Phillips - Bass
- Leslie Oldham - Vocals, Synth
- Rob Rodgers - Bass, Vocals, acting CEO
- Nicole Pielou - Synthesizer, Vocals
- Robb Johannes - Guitar
- Heather Campbell - Synthesizer, Vocals, Guitar
- Bob Somers - Bass, Vocals
- Ryan Worsley - Bass, Guitars
- Alana Worsley - Keyboards, Vocals.
- One Thousand Reasons To Stay, One Reason To Leave - 2002
- Intercontinental Pop Exchange No. 2 - 2003 (Split EP with The Leslies).
- Broken Hearts Break Faster Everyday - 2006
- Only During Thunderstorms - 2009
- Block, Sheri (June 15, 2002). "One Thousand Reasons To Stay ... One Reason To Leave: Paper Moon", Leader-Post, p. A12.
- Matheson, Emmet (October 17, 2002). "A good move for Campbell", Leader-Post, p. D3.
- Boklaschuk, Shannon (May 22, 2003). "Small crowd on hand for big night of music", The StarPhoenix, p. B4.
- Everett,-Green, Robert (February 26, 2003). "Standing behind the little guy", The Globe and Mail, p. R3.
- Fuller, Cam (May 15, 2003). "Anthemic pop", The StarPhoenix, p. C1.
- Matheson, Emmet (May 4, 2006). "Paper Moon endures big changes", Leader-Post, p. D2.
- Matheson, Emmet (March 18, 2006). "Broken Hearts Break Faster Every Day: Paper Moon", Leader-Post, p. A8.
- "2006 Awards", Breakoutwest.ca. Retrieved September 27, 2011.
- Gordon, Cameron (April 24, 2009). "Paper Moon – Only During Thunderstorms", Chart. Retrieved September 27, 2011.
- Ash, Amanda (May 2, 2009). "Only During Thunderstorms: Paper Moon", Edmonton Journal, p. D3.
- Bliss, Karen (March–April 2006). "Paper Moon", Canadian Musician 28 (2): 78.
- Savoie, Mandy (December 15, 2008). "Paper Moon Releasing EP Before Album", Chart. Retrieved September 27, 2011.
- September West official site
- Paper Moon official site
- Paper Moon biography at allmusic
- Endearing Records
- Bolton, Rob. “One Thousand Reasons to Stay…One Reason to Leave”. Exclaim.ca. http://www.exclaim.ca/musicreviews/generalreview.aspx?csid2=850&fid1=11667&csid1=35. Accessed August 4, 2008.
- CBC Radio 3. “Paper Moon”. http://radio3.cbc.ca/. Accessed August 4, 2008.
- France, Kim. “Feminism Amplified”. The Rock History Reader. Ed. Theo Cateforis New York: Routledge, 2007.