Quesnel Live Arts’ third concert in their 2017/18 season is truly a stellar Canadian band.
The Travelling Mabels perform Nov. 7 in Chuck Mobley Theatre with a 7:30 p.m. start.
The Travelling Mabels are a folk/country female trio full of spirit, spunk and laughter.
Collectively, their songs bring a wealth of life experience to the stage.
Singularly, each woman can vocally stand alone, but once you hear the combined harmony blend, you will know why these three women came together.
The beauty of the Mabels is they represent three generations of women. This has opened the door to a dynamic energy both musically and in the rapport with the audiences that most wouldn’t experience every day.
Their musical influences range from Dolly Parton, The Eagles, Bob Dylan to Sheryl Crow, and their comedic yet often heartfelt take on life means they more than meet a wide range of audience expectations whenever they perform.
Eva Levesque, known as Mama Mabel, started her professional musical career in 1990. She formed the Levesque family band in 1991, which created a huge following during their 14-year run.
Eva is a free spirit and her wit and charm are sure to entertain audiences of all ages. Eva’s on-stage performance is truly brilliant and captivating. She is sure to take her audience on a roller-coaster ride of emotions with her raw, real energy and soul-felt vocals.
Lana Floen, known as Purdy Mabel, began her professional music career at the age of 26. This was the beginning of Kickstart, a top-notch band that has been active in the corporate scene and country music scene for 15 plus years.
Lana’s beautiful spirit and sweet and pure vocal stylings captivate audiences.
Suzanne Levesque is affectionately known as Baby Mabel and she started performing with her mother, Eva Levesque, and the Levesque family band at age 12. It was during this time that she found her voice and developed her own style on bass guitar. It didn’t take long for audiences to realize Suzanne had superstar qualities.
After touring extensively with bands throughout Western Canada. Suzanne is a highly sought after harmony vocalist for various artists’ studio projects and Sue’s smile and gentle nature warms every heart.
And finally the male member of the band, Keith Floen, known as Unstable Mabel, is the band leader and keyboard player for The Travelling Mabels. Nominated CCMA 2012 Keyboard player of the Year, Keith helps to provide the musical backbone for the group.
In addition, he has produced and co-engineered both the Travelling Mabels’ albums. He also fills the role of road manager and does live sound and lighting when needed. A veteran professional musician for 30 years, Keith has had the pleasure of working with many great musical artists.
Tickets to the Travelling Mabels are $25 (adults) and $20 (seniors and students.) They’re available at Save-On-Foods, K-MAX, Green Tree Health and Wellness, The Occidental, at the door or by calling 250-747-2207.