Performing together since 2014
Fiddle Big Fiddle started playing together in 2014 when Nils and Julia met while teaching at Wentworth music. What started out as performing at weddings and special events in the summer quickly turned into regular performances in the Okanagan Valley. They’ve worked with local artists, musicians, and videographers, as well as formed relationships with different business owners and community members involved in the arts and arts organizations. Fiddle Big Fiddle took their name from their love of fiddle, folk, and jazz music.
Julia Watson is a prairie-born violinist who obtained a degree in Classical Violin Performance from Brandon University. Since making her way out West in 2014, she has been working as a full-time music teacher in the Okanagan Valley. She enjoys fiddling, improvising, and composing music, as well as arranging pieces for Fiddle Big Fiddle and her students. You can catch her around town working with local artists, whether it’s playing live shows or recording in the studio. She currently teaches over a 170 students per week either in private lessons or the school system, while also playing with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra.
B. A. Major in Music, Grad. 2013
Brandon University, Brandon, MB.
Nils Loewen is BC born but had to take a roundabout journey to return to his roots. Raised in Minnesota, studied music in Winnipeg, learned cello while treeplanting in northern BC, finally landed in Kelowna. He has toured his cello through BC and AB with rock, blues, and folk groups.
B. A. Major in Music, Grad. 2012
Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg, MB.
Julia, Nils & Lauren were a brilliant addition to our wedding. In addition to being professional and
well-prepared, their music was thoroughly enjoyed by all guests and set a beautiful ambiance to the room.
They played songs I had specifically requested outside their normal repertoire and made themselves
available prior to the wedding to review set up and timing. I would not hesitate to hire them again or
recommend them. Excellent musicians!
Working with Nils was truly a dream. He brought beauty and a new magic to our song in a way that is impossible to describe. His playing of our song brought both of us to tears that day. Nils' love for his work is evident in every note.
|A Thousand Years||Christina Perri|
|All I Want is You||U2|
|All of Me||John Legend|
|All my Lovin’||Lennon/McCartney|
|At Last||Etta James|
|Can You feel the Love Tonight||Elton John|
|Can’t Help Falling in Love||Elvis Presley|
|Can’t Take My Eyes off of You||Crewe/Gauidio|
|Crazy for You||Adele|
|Don’t know Why||Norah Jones|
|I Want to Hold Your Hand||Beatles|
|I’m Yours||Jason Miraz|
|I’ve got You Under my Skin||Sinatra|
|Kiss to Build a Dream On||Louis Armstrong|
|Lay it on Me||Vance Joy|
|Make you Feel my Love||Adele|
|Maybe I’m Amazed||Paul McCartney|
|My Girl||The Temptations|
|Somewhere Over the Rainbow||Israel Kamakawiwo’ole|
|Stand by Me||Ben E. King|
|Sweet Disposition||Temper Trap|
|Till Kingdom Come||Coldplay|
|Wonderful World||Bob Thiele|
|You and Me||Dave Matthews Band|
|You Are so Beautiful||Joe Cocker|
|Your Song||Elton John|
|Air on G||J.S. Bach|
|Claire de Lune||Debussy|
|Entrance of the Queen of Sheba||G.F. Handel|
|Glasgow Love Theme||Armstrong|
|Gymnopdie #1, 2, and 3||Erik Satie|
|Hornpipe from Water Music||G. F. Handel|
|Jesu Joy of Mans Desire||J.S. Bach|
|La Rejouissance||G.F. Handel|
|Largo from Handle's Xerxes||Handle|
|Meditation from Thais||Massenet|
|Rondeau||J. J. Mouret|
|Serenade, Op. 140, no. 18||Cornelius Gurlitt|
|Songs my Mother Sang||Dvorak|
|Time to Say Goodbye||Bocelli|
|Trumpet Tune||Henry Purcell|
|Trumpet Voluntary||Jeremiah Clarke|
We provide a professional Sound System.
Option to bring cordless mic for Officiant.
*This package is for ceremonies within Kelowna City Limits.
Please Consider us for upbeat folk/jazz music during you Cocktail Hour!
For your reception Dance Party consider Nils' Blues/Funk Band