New Video – Once Upon A Time

"Once Opon A Time" ft. John Sebastian - New Video Out Now!

We wanted to celebrate being on this planet for a quarter of a century today with releasing a new video.

It's literally the best birthday present to ourselves because not many things make us happier than sharing our creative endeavours with those that fancy listening. This one being an original song "Once Upon A Time" off our album ORANGE.

We filmed this video during our trip to Lanzarote (The Canary Islands) earlier this year with our family and "Papa Rudi" was doing all the filming. Which brings us to another reason why today is so special.

It's also Father's Day (at least in the UK)! If you are still lucky enough to have yours in your life, we hope you get a chance to let them know what they mean to you. Our dad will always be the #1 but you don't have to tell yours that 😉 Happy Father's Day to all dad's out there!

The song and video once again features our dear friend John Sebastian (from the Lovin' Spoonful) on the harmonica.

Remember his song Younger Generation? Especially his performance of it at Woodstock? Since "Once Upon A Time" also speaks about the value of generations working together, we think him playing on the song all ties in beautifully.

This is now the 3rd and final video we had filmed with John, but we want to say again how wonderful it was to work with him and have this project span generations. "Cause we've been told, that young and old can learn from each other ..." <3

Lots of love you all and stay groovy,
Mona & Lisa

32 Comments
  1. Mark & David 2 months ago

    Wow!! The visuals in this video are stunning! Congrats to Papa Rudi for his inventive use of drone camera. The sentiments expressed in the lyrics are so hopeful – thank you Mona and Lisa for re-capturing what the counterculture of the ’60s was all about! You are so well informed and talented, we love your work so much! Mark ❤ and David ❤

  2. Tom TPS607 1 year ago

    Woodstock had it’s influence, for sure…the ’60’s also brought you “the pill”, a man on the moon, and in the US it meant the Vietnam war, civil rights and more. This certainly captures a part of it! :o) Thanks

  3. Bob 1 year ago

    Have always said that finding you strictly by chance on Youtube was one of the nicest things to happen to me in a musical vein. I enjoy your covers a lot but like your original stuff even more. Keep up the good work. I am 66 and enjoying all of it.

  4. linden frank 1 year ago

    What talent. And catchy…mona…lisa twins….love the guitar playing and harmony singing…and covering classics….glad I discovered you gals…

  5. Peter Nebergall 1 year ago

    You two bring a lot of joy. Keep it up.

  6. Keith Medlin 1 year ago

    Will yall be performing with Mike in St.Louis?

    • Lisa 1 year ago

      No Keith, sorry! If you’re referring to the live dates at the end of our collaboration video with Mike, those were his shows only. We’d love to visit the States again though … one day for sure 🙂

  7. Javier Alonso 1 year ago

    A quarter of a century? Me, at 63 I’m riding hopelessly to 3/4 but, anyway, I love your fresh music. You’re keeping an spirit of music that will belong to History. Thanks a lot.

  8. Peter Wever 1 year ago

    the sound, the 12-string-guitar-work, your harmony-singing, the melody going throgh the surprising changes,it just sends shivers up and down my spine.

  9. Tony 1 year ago

    OMG Happy Birthday girls. As always it feels like you have given us a gift instead of you getting one. You always bring a smile to my face, or a tear to my eye and you both are so very unique and talented. HAPPY BIRTHDAY once again.

  10. Ray 1 year ago

    This is one of my favorite. Your as close to the 70’s sound, without getting away from ” your” sound.
    Another thing, I don’t think you can get that sound, without someone from that era, helping. You had one of the best.
    I enjoy your music, thanks
    Ray

  11. David de Alba 1 year ago

    This new song is simply awesome! I love the photography of your video clip and the touch of George Harrison due to the sound of the zither. It also reminds me of a great band of the 1990s, The Indians. You girls , rock! Oh, and VERY, VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! May you go on filling this world full with your marvelous music for another 75 years or so!!!

  12. Udo Gillich 1 year ago

    At first happy birthday to your 50/2!
    And once more a really great production of your wonderful song from your last album!
    Congrats to your whole team!

  13. Graham Howard 1 year ago

    Happy Birthday Mona and Lisa! I hope you have an amazing day and are spoilt rotten. You have achieved some unbelievable things in your short life with your awesome talents, that match the best ( If Not Better) in the music business. Your music videos are supreme and really professionally so well produced, and your technical ability is second to none. Keep on playing for as long as you enjoy it and are able to do so. You are making millions of fans so very happy with your music, and long may it continue.

  14. David Akin 1 year ago

    Spectacular! Love this song from “Orange” and the video totally brings new awareness. The landscape was stunning (with an occasional seagull) and the unexpected clips from Woodstock sealed it! You ladies are sensational and a joy to behold! You say it’s your birthday? Happy Birthday to you!

  15. J. Jash 1 year ago

    Happy b’day wagner twins. Ever hear a song for the first time and it automatically feels like it’s been in your head forever? This is one of those songs. And the video, WOW Nice job Rudi. Have’nt had a flashback like in awhile. Thank you all. That was Fab.

  16. Jay Coder 1 year ago

    Happy Birthday Mona and Lisa! It’s your birthday and we get the present in the form of a fabulous music video. I love the “Orange” album and this is one of my favorite songs. I enjoy the great MLT harmony and the timeless lyrics. The video itself is awesome, with two beautiful girls in the amazing beauty of the Canary Islands, highlighted by Papa Rudi’s incredible camera work. The icing on the cake is the footage of John Sebastian at Woodstock (which, unfortunately, I am actually old enough to remember.) Well done!!!

  17. Mark Flannery 1 year ago

    Happy birthday girls, happy father’s day to your dad. I love the song, love the cd. Make more, please.

  18. Michael 1 year ago

    This was amazing. Thank you.

  19. George Martin Henderson 1 year ago

    great guitar & blues harp, harmonies very 60’s, you’ve captured the feel& spirit of that era here. Excellent original material Ladies my favourite original so far, the reprise at the end is a bit Sgt Pepper, great work, thanks for sharing

  20. Wilson 1 year ago

    Primeiramente quero me desculpar por escrever na minha língua natal o português do Brazil, pois não sou fluente no inglês. E, por ser muito grande a minha felicidade por vocês serem essas pessoas maravilhosas que são, sinto que só conseguiria expressar o que eu quero, escrevendo em português.
    Amei receber essa joia rara que foi esse vídeo fantástico e com essa música lindíssima, aliás como tudo o que vocês fazem. Hoje eu acordei com uma sensação que alguma coisa especial iria acontecer e eu estava certo, pois além de receber o vídeo vocês estão aniversariando. Parabéns, e que essa felicidade que vocês nos transmitem se espalhe pelo mundo todo, e que Deus ilumine cada vez mais seus já tao iluminados caminhos. Descobrir vocês foi uma das melhores coisas que aconteceu em minha vida nesses últimos três anos.
    Happy birthday. Love you. Contratulations to your daddy.

    Google Translation:
    First of all I want to apologize for writing in my native language the Portuguese of Brazil, because I am not fluent in English. And because my happiness for you being such wonderful people is great, I feel that I could only express what I want by writing in Portuguese.
    I loved receiving this rare jewel that was this fantastic video and with this beautiful song, just like everything you do. Today I woke up with a feeling that something special would happen and I was right, as well as receiving the video you are having a birthday. Congratulations, and may this happiness that you transmit to us spread throughout the whole world, and may God increasingly enlighten your already enlightened paths. Discovering you was one of the best things that has happened in my life in the last three years.
    Happy birthday. Love you. Contratulations to your daddy.

  21. Jacki Hopper 1 year ago

    Quite simply… Profoundly Enchantingly Groovy… You’ve gone and perfected in capturing the core essences of this song with such magnificent and astoundingly stunning backgrounds and effects not to mention clothing choices that all intertwine complimentary with each other resulting in this epic creative music gem…. Kudos to this… For what you’ve done to Cultivate and Culminate to let the Creative Juices Bloom and Blossom as has transcended so beautifully here… A gift to be enjoyed…. Thankyou!!!!

  22. Mike 1 year ago

    Very Happy Birthday girls – hope it’s a great one!

  23. M Farlow 1 year ago

    This song is great played on vinyl with the volume cranked up to 11! It’s great to stop and listen to the tune and lyrics proper like. Even better to just ‘tune out’ and let the song flow over ya. 🙂

    I’m loving the video as it is so very well shot. I don’t even mind the lens flare affect as it is not overused as is often the case with many (so called) professional high budget movie makers. Presenting in a ‘wide’ aspect was, in this video, a stroke of genius. Very well done ‘Rudi

    Oh, yeah! what was that other thing I wanted to write? … ?

    Happy birth day girls. Have a good’n.

  24. David Costa 1 year ago

    Iove the entire album, but this is a standout. Happily birthelday to yoo both… <3

  25. Michael 1 year ago

    Happy Birthday Mona & Lisa! Love you songs. Tour the USA.

  26. Antonio 1 year ago

    Como sempre um belo trabalho dessas meninas. Parabéns!

    Google Translation:
    As always a beautiful job of these girls. Congratulations!

  27. Jerry Keats 1 year ago

    Happy Birthday girls. It is fantastic to see such young people like yourselves writing and singing such great songs. You are like a breath of fresh air. Keep it up

  28. Emilio 1 year ago

    Glad been from the times you are evoking here. As always, excellent piece of art. You have a fan in me. BTW I was a Lovin Spoonful fan in my younger years. Lots of blessings to you talented twins.

  29. Robert Blume 1 year ago

    Happy Birthday Mona & Lisa! As good as it’s all been so far, your best years of making music all ahead of you. You’ve got another winner here. Keep ’em coming. Seattle Bob

  30. Lon Levin 1 year ago

    superb.

  31. Richard Boesger 1 year ago

    Absolutely love “Once Upon a Time” !!
    Huge fan of what you do, hope I get a chance to see you in the states sometime.
    Peace, Love & Rock-n-Roll

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