2018 Line-Up

Off Island Performers

  The Jerry Cans - Headliner for EOTW 2018 Music Festival

The Jerry Cans - Headliner for EOTW 2018 Music Festival

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The Jerry Cans create music inspired by their hometown of Iqaluit, Nunavut, and life in the Canadian Arctic. With a unique mix traditional Inuit throat singing and folk-rock sung in the Indigenous language of Inuktitut, The Jerry Cans are a distinctly Northern sound. The band is passionate about helping to preserve the Inuktitut language and are committed to challenging common misconceptions about life in the North. Their reputation for infectious, high-energy performances has audiences across the globe catching catch a glimpse of life in Arctic.

Nominated for two Juno’s 2018

Andrew Morrison (Vocals/Guitar)

Nancy Mike (Accordion/Throat Singing)

Gina Burgess (Violin)

Brendan Doherty (Bass)

Steve Rigby (Drums)

Online Presence:  www.thejerrycans.com/

  MIP

MIP

 MIP writes edgy power pop, rock ‘n’ roots music that is coloured by an eclectic mix of genres ranging from gospel to post punk. Her lyrics are smart, her songs are colourful, and her performances are dynamic.

Band Members & Instruments:

Mip - Guitar, ukulele, kick-drum, maybe some bass (one-person band style).

I might also borrow a bandmate or 2 from Mark Perry

Online Presence:

http://www.mipsmusic.com/

https://www.facebook.com/mipsmusic

http://www.instagram.com/mipsmusic

http://www.youtube.com/mipsmusic

http://www.twitter.com/mipsmusic

 

  This Way North

This Way North

This Way North are Leisha Jungalwalla (Jungal) and Cat Leahy (Sal Kimber & the Rollin' Wheel), a guitar/drum two piece with a deceptive and powerful full band sound. Fitting into the indie blues and roots world Cat Leahy and Leisha Jungalwalla are right at home on a festival or dive bar stage and have indeed played both in 2017. Their latest singles were recorded with Derek Downham in Toronto of 2017.

Official Website - http://www.thiswaynorth.com/

New "Make It Work" live studio recording - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjBbathaLIo

New "Head Above Water"  - https://youtu.be/9Tlh6AfSOGA

Live clip "Pressure"  from Atmosphere Gathering Festival, Cumberland B.C

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czTuQJxhFBU 

  Mama Mihi & the Mareikura

Mama Mihi & the Mareikura

Mama Mihi is Mihirangi, worldly renowned as Aotearoa NZ's Artist Activist and Queen of Live Loops. One of the world's first international touring female loop artists, Mihirangi of Ngāti Rākeiora, Ngāti Waikorara, Ngāti Rāhiri and Ngāti Raukawa is a musical master in the art of songwriting & live-looping. The Māreikura, recognized as female supernatural beings with noble whakapapa, genealogy, are Rita Peihopa of Ngāpuhi & Tiana King of Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairoa, Ngāti Whatua and Te Rarawa. Both who have been fully immersed in the Maori language and cultural revitalisation movement, and have an exceptional love of all things Māori to include both traditional & contemporary song & dance. 

Band Members & Instruments: Mama Mihi is Mihirangi - Live Loop artist and the Māreikura are her two contemporary Māori dancers. The show consists of Mihirangi creating live loops, black light contemporary Māori costuming, and high energy performance of dance and vocals, intricate harmonies, guitar, traditional instruments, keyboards, world percussion, beat-boxing, drum machines & phat bass lines. Singing in traditional language - Te Reo Māori and English, the style is Māori Soulful World Roots with Beats and Bass Loops. The performance consists of contemporary and traditional Māori dance, weaponry, poi, instruments, etc.

Online Presence: www.reverbnation.com/mihirangi
www.youtube.com/user/Mihirangimusic
www.facebook.com/Mihirangimusic

  Snotty Nose Rez Kids- Headliners for EOTW Music Festival

Snotty Nose Rez Kids- Headliners for EOTW Music Festival

Snotty Nose Rez Kids are an indigenous hip-hop duo currently based out of Vancouver, BC. Proudly hailing from the Haisla Nation, SNRK creates music that pays homage to their upbringing on the Rez in Kitimaat Village while also touching upon larger themes related to Indigenous identity, politics and resistance in ways that engage a diverse audience. Their sound has been described as infectious, loud and reminiscent of early 90’s rap, with their hit track “Skoden” having the ability to turn even Justin Trudeau into a savage on the dance floor. They are truly grassroots hip hop, conscious lyricism at its finest, skillfully weaving the past into their lyrics and showing us to the way to the future.

Band Members & Instruments:

Yung Trybez - Mic, Traditional Regalia, Hand Drum
Young D - Mic, Turn Table

Online Presence:

Website - minaymusic.com and snottynoserezkids.com
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/snottynoserezkids/
Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/snottynoserezkids
Bandcamp  https://snottynoserezkids.bandcamp.com/releases
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/snottynoserezkids/
Twitter  https://twitter.com/SNRKxMINAY

 

 

 

  Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks is folk | roots style of music. Western Canadian Music Award winning roots duo Twin Peaks have an undeniably disarming presence. Their harmonies and hooks are as magnetic, bold and welcoming as the atmosphere their live show emanates, Naomi Shore and Lindsay Pratt are collectively radiant in song and in style. You are sure to leave their show in a fond and familiar spirit.

Band Members & Instruments:

Naomi Shore - Baritone Ukulele & Keyboard
Lindsay Pratt - Ukulele & Acoustic Guitar

Online Presence:

twitter.com/TwinPeaksMusic
facebook.com/Music.TwinPeaks
youtube.com/TwinPeaksMusic1/videos

 

  Kimmortal & DJ Denise

Kimmortal & DJ Denise

Soul, rap, hip hop, socially conscious, experimental, electronic  Kimmortal is an emcee, singer-songwriter and artivist. Beatroute describes her voice as “unwavering, her style as razor sharp, and her candor as refreshing and infectious as her electro soul hip-hop beats”. In 2014 she released her debut acoustic album Sincerity (2014) which brought her to represent at Canadian Music Week and the Queer Women of Colour festival in San Francisco. Her unique multi-medium approach to music was featured on CBC Exhibitionists 2015. Kimmortal has opened up for some of her favourite artists including Shad K, Gabriel Teodros, Vivek Shraya, and Saul Williams. Her second much anticipated album will be released in early 2018.

Band Members & Instruments: Kimmortal : recording artist (spoken word/vocalist/rapper)
(DJ Denise) instruments: 2 turntables, professional dj mixer

Online Presence: 

Vancouverdenisedj.com

Twitter @djdenise0477
instagram @djdenise35
soundcloud @dj_denone
Facebook DJ Denise & Denzin8Productions

 

  Jesse Roper - Headliner

Jesse Roper - Headliner

Jesse Roper is blues rooted rock and roll with a bit of reggae and country mixed in. Happy vibes. Jesse Roper approaches his profession the same way he would make a mixtape. With barriers down and volume up.  “For two weeks I’ll play hardcore blues, and then another two weeks in a row I’ll play classical, and then another two weeks all I want to do is play reggae,” Roper said, a mischievous smile crossing his face.
The B.C. singer-songwriter’s innate and impressive musical talent has served him well in recent years. It has given the flexibility to play with soul icon Booker T. Jones, rock veteran Colin James, and blues belter Beth Hart, Canadian legend Burton Cummings, then turn around and headline nightclubs and festivals to younger audiences, and look perfectly comfortable in each scenario. Adventuresome doesn’t properly describe Roper as an artist, because when the guitar-wielding dynamo sets out to accomplish something, there’s no telling where his mind will wander, or when his energy will go.

Band Members & Instruments:

Jesse Roper: Guitar lead vocals
Chris Vansickle: Keyboard vocals
Steve Ling: Drums vocals
Matt Reid: Bass vocals

Online Presence: https://www.facebook.com/jesseropermusic/
https://twitter.com/jesseropershow?lang=en
www.jesseroper.ca
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqbWqUuH9aTREFHOBZ1-iwg

  Mark Perry

Mark Perry

Mark Perry is a Smithers-based folk singer-songwriter who has been performing for over 20 years and just released his 11th album Right Here. His music is quintessentially Canadian – from celebrating the triumphs of playing hockey on frozen lakes to the exaltation of the spring thaw when rivers rise, mountain bluebirds return and you’re finally pedaling your bike or paddling your canoe, reconnecting to what matters... to pondering the tougher stories of our past and present — the legacy of Japanese internment camps, the sinking of a passenger ferry in the middle of the night, or the First Nations people who go missing from our communities... He’s a natural storyteller, he invites you into his heart, and he can make a crowd of 1,000 feel like they’re around his campfire. He is currently touring with accompanying musicians.

Online Presence: 
http://markperry.ca
http://www.facebook.com/markperrymusic

  Downtown Mischief

Downtown Mischief

Downtown Mischief fuses elements of Jazz, Funk and Hip-Hop to form a unique sound that will get people of all ages on the dance floor. A high energy horn section, full band and multi-level vocals create an action packed set. They are based out of Victoria with members living all across Canada from Haida Gwaii to Toronto. Downtown Mischief is releasing their first studio album in July 2018.

Band Members & Instruments:

Oliver Mckee-Reid (Poppa Phat Smile)- Bass, Vocals
Jameson Daniel (Man With a Porpoise) - Guitar, Vocals
Bryan McDonald (Bada ! e MAC) - Drums
Micheal Huerta (Viper Teeth) - Saxophone
Andrew Greenwood (The Lone Ranger) - Saxophone
Greg Baan-Miekeljohn (Crispy Bananas) - Vocals, Keys
Vaughn Stokes (Kron Tokes) - Guitar

Online Presence: Website

Website http://www.downtownmischief.com/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/downtownmischief/
Youtube
Avocado Ideology https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIn1cbPFIec
HOWYFASWED https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5yAVqNeRtc
Transparency https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4B-mVJpM9Hg
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/downtownmischief/?hl=en

 

 

  Ashleigh Ball

Ashleigh Ball

Ashleigh Ball is a celebrated Canadian musician and voice actor. Best known as the magnetic front-woman for Canadian indie pop band Hey Ocean, she is proud to release her first solo EPGold in You. Written and recorded in Los Angeles with producer Ajay Bhattacharyya, aka STINT (Gallant, NAO, AllunaGeorge), Gold in You is a distinct departure from Ball’s Indie roots towards a more gritty and mature sound. Featuring songs like "Crazy" and "Lover", the EP explores themes of asynchronous relationships and the paradox of wanting two different lives at once: stable vs. chaotic, or reality vs. dream. The EP was written over the past two years while Hey Ocean was on hiatus and demonstrates the full range of Ball’s vocal abilities both through gripping emotional ballads and electronic and R&B inspired tracks.

http://www.ashleighballmusic.com

http://www.facebook.com/ashleighballmusic

- Debut solo EP Gold In You released June 2017

- Front-woman for Hey Ocean, lead voice on My Little Pony.

Gold In You - https://youtu.be/Hnwf6WXYnaU

 - Crazy - https://youtu.be/pvtNEzzsrA8