Since 2005, the duo Vazzy has entertained audiences from Vancouver Island to Newfoundland and in the US. The two talented musicians offer a warm, dynamic and engaging performance of traditional French-Canadian music and songs.
Vazzy's repertoire includes beautiful ballads and lively humorous songs from the French-Canadian tradition, as well as toe-tapping fiddle and dance tunes from the French, Celtic, Metis and Canadian musical traditions.
The two musicians love of travel, people and cultures from around the globe has taken them to many places…It is reflected in their music.
Vazzy has made appearances in numerous festivals, concerts and other events, great and small.
The musicians are fluent English and French speakers. Based in British-Columbia, they routinely present their music to anglophone as well as francophone audiences.
Photo: Megan Kienas
Suzanne Leclerc was raised in a small Acadian community in northern New-Brunswick. Born into a farming family of sixteen children with roots going back to 17th century, she was introduced to foot percussion by her father and traditional singing by both parents.
She plays harmonica, spoons, bodhran, jaw’s harp, doumbek and tambourine in addition to her warm vocals and foot percussion.
Suzanne likes to share her passion for old songs , some dating back to medieval times, with the audience thru anecdotes revealing the meaning and the history behind them. She sometimes composes new words to songs with dated lyrics but beautiful melodies that should not be forgotten.
Suzanne Leclerc: vocals, foot percussion, harmonica, bodhran, jaw's harp, spoons, doumbek, tambourine
Photo: Devon Léger
Photo: Megan Kienas
Bryn Wilkin was born in Ontario and grew-up in England in an eclectic musical family. He then lived in Southern France, also traveling around the Mediterranean all the way to Asia, beginning a continuing exploration of the world's traditional folk music and associated musical instruments.
Returning to Canada and inspired by the French-Canadian, Celtic, Canadian and Metis traditions, he picked up the fiddle and the tenor banjo. In the troubadour tradition, over time, he has adopted other instruments such as bagpipe, oud (Arabic lute) and early guitar, creating beautiful original arrangements to accompany traditional French-Canadian ballads.
Bryn Wilkin: fiddle, tenor banjo, mandolin, oud, early guitar, bagpipe
Photo; Devon Léger