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Kelowna singer to release new duet with mother on heels of successful family debut

Justin Moore is going to perform with his mom Melina Schein.
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January 29, 2020 - 6:00 PM

When Justin Moore sings with his Juilliard trained parents, people often remark on the uniquely beautiful sound they create.

To Justin, however, it’s just another day in the life of a musical family.

“Sometimes, on a Saturday night, you put on your tux and sing opera with your family — that’s just what we do,” he said.

A quick peek into what that may look like was offered up earlier this month he posted his father and son duet of Ed Sheeran and Andrea Bocelli’s song Perfect Symphony.

Within just a few days he had tens of thousands of listeners, many of whom happy to admit they were moved by the performance.  

Justin, who's quite pragmatic despite his artistic leanings, realized it was a winning formula and is going to tap into that family sound again, only this time with his mom, Melina Schein. He’s in the process of releasing a video of their upcoming performance of Prayer, a song originally performed by Josh Groban and Celine Dion.

“It’s a bit of switch from the last one with my dad — this time my mom is singing the pop part and I am singing opera,” he said.

He’s performed this song many times with his mom and knows it strikes a chord with the audience.

It’s also meaningful to him.

“It’s one of my all-time favourite pieces of music — it’s a masterpiece,” he said.

“For me, the chords and the music trigger something in my brain and I remember being seven years old watching my parents on stage and singing the same song …  to be old enough now to be able to take my dad’s role in that song is very meaningful to me.”

While there’s no way to know if he will find the same success with this duet as he did with the last, Justin thinks it will be and wants it to be for a good cause.

This time he will be raising funds for NONA, the North Okanagan Neurological Association.

Helping that cause and being able to perform for an engaged audience is already changing his life.

“It’s definitely motivated me,” he said, noting that at least 40 per cent of his audience is currently from the US now.

“I am doing a video a week and I will be working hard on that.”

Depending on how things go, he’d like to one day record an album with his parents and a full symphony. It may be something that’s not been seen before and he expects it will win people over.

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