“The Pairs became a festival favourite after their very first song. Their infectious energy, joy, and talent had the entire audience enraptured immediately and they have become the band most requested to return ever since. Book them while you still can! I hope I can!” - Miranda Mulholland
— Artistic Director of Muskoka Music Festival and Dockside Festival, Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors, Massey/Roy Thomson Halls, Chair of the Music Canada Advisory Council.
Powered by soaring sister harmonies, this quirky trio's unbottled chemistry quickly connects them to their audience. Renée Coughlin, Noelle Frances Coughlin, and Hillary Watson are the three distinct lead singers/songwriters of The Pairs. Together they offer a unique blend of music with stories of life's hope, hilarity, and hardship. These classically trained vocalists blur the line between the stage and the crowd as if we've pulled up a seat around their family's lively kitchen table. This award-winning group has been touring internationally in Canada, the USA, and Europe since 2022 and released their third studio album titled, "When Will We Find Our Way?" in October 2023.
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“The blending between the vocals and the acoustic guitar on this track are exceptionally well done. When the harmony vocal and the organ enter the track, it goes from a good relaxing acoustic folk tune to an outstanding folk soundscape. I really appreciate the depth of this track. The minimalist layering in the production is exactly perfect for conveying the sincerity in the lyrical message. This reminds me of something from Blaze Foley or John Prine. It’s outstanding.” - Greg Jones