One of the definitions of a muse is “the goddess or the power regarded as inspiring a poet, artist, thinker, or the like.” This is certainly appropriate for Amber Morais and Sarah Cooper, known collectively as “Eternal Muse.”
I have been trying to track down this elusive pair for over two years, after hearing about them from local musicians. I almost had a chance when they showed up at my birthday party last year, but we couldn’t get their equipment there on such short notice despite of my pleading and whining.
I finally caught up to them at last weks Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts, and it didn’t take long to discover why they are so talked about, nor why they had been booked to play at an event with such a large number of artists.
Shivers went up my spine when Amber starting singing, and from the looks around me I wasn’t alone.
I have been writing about local bands since my column first appeared in The Cambridge Times in 1980, and this is one of the most unique and refreshing acts I’ve had the pleasure of covering. Inspiring is the first ineffective adjective that comes to mind, but I don’t have to worry myself over it. There is a video below, you can make up your own description. If that isn’t enough, they are playing tonight at The Beaver and Bulldog at 525 Hespeler Rd. with Mike Meacher and Vic Freitas for the launch of Cambridge Scion.