The MacQueens are Kris and Livia MacQueen, a Canadian married music duo known for compelling songwriting, rich vocal harmonies and intricate instrumentation. Music making has been a longtime pursuit for both of us, but separately until 2016. At that point, after 15 years of marriage, we decided ante up on our life partnership and become creative partners too.
In 2018 we got really serious and got up on stage over 100 times that year. We performed every chance we could, at open-mics, pub shows, local concert halls, house-concerts… anywhere that would have us. Performing together immediately felt magical. It just worked. The songs breathed. Over and over again, we encountered reactions from audiences that cemented for us what we felt intrinsically: We're meant to make music together.
As 2018 started to come to a close, we felt a draw to get into the studio. The songs were asking to be recorded. So we hired our good friends and amazing producers, Joshua Ray and Karl Anderson of Anchour Studio in Maine. In March of 2019 we travelled to Wyndham, Maine and spent 75 hours over 7 days capturing 10 songs in the studio. We are so proud of the result.
In the summer of 2019, we released “You & Me & Everything”, our first full length album, which is currently in rotation on the CBC as well as more than 45 local and campus radio stations across the country.