Yellowknife Performers

 Our 2017 Line-Up Includes:

 

GODSON

Friday, June 16th @5:45pm

GODSON has been a hip-hop artist in the Northwest Territories for over 20 years. He has released 11 albums & has performed in various parts of North America. Godson received a Queen Elizabeth ll Diamond Jubilee award, was featured on CBC's hit show Dragons' Den & was a finalist for EMI's Record Deal competition.

Godson was the only rapper ever to write for the show Canadian Idol, where he also performed & filmed a video that kicked off Season 4. Godson also performed at the 2010 Winter Olympics as part of the NWT contingent with a huge performance at BC Place as part of the medal ceremonies.

Godson has 2 TV commercials that have aired for Drinking & Driving prevention for the Department of Transportation for the NWT on CBC & APTN. Godson can accommodate to any audience. Having no profanity in any of the songs he performs makes it easier to entertain any age.

Links: www.thegodson.com

www.youtube.com/godsoncanada

www.facebook.com/godsoncanada

www.reverbnation.com/godsoncanada

www.twitter.com/godsoncanada

 

WHO MADE WHO, A TRIBUTE TO AC/DC 

Friday, June 16th @6:45pm

Who Made Who is without a doubt the most unrivaled tribute to AC/DC around. The power of Who Made Who mirrors the pure strength, energy, impeccable sound and larger than life stage production of an AC/DC show. 

The band extensively tours Canada full time, and have a rock solid track record of delivering good, hard rock and roll to sold out venues across the country. They continue to intensify their performances and are driven to reach the perfect reproduction of a live AC/DC show.  Handling the vocals is a multi-talented singer that emulates both Brian Johnson and Bon Scott with exact accuracy. Along with detailed impersonations of each band member, which include the trademark school boy outfit,  and Marshalls loud enough to make your ears bleed. 

Who Made Who is the only AC/DC tribute in Canada that is a full time touring tribute band, travelling Canada coast to coast for months at a time. Our shows range from small capacity bars to large concert venues, they also include Casino's, theaters, night clubs, festivals, corporate private parties and benefit concerts . This is the show you don't want to miss!

                           

 

 

 

 

THE TREWS

Friday, June 16th, 2017 @ 8:15pm

You don’t have to be a physics nerd to know that old chestnut about bodies in motion staying in motion is absolutely true. Just look at East Coast-bred, Toronto-based rockers The Trews who, since the April 2014 release of their universally acclaimed self-titled fifth studio album, have scarcely stopped to take a breath.

For proof, a quick tally of some recent achievements in the following categories… Touring! Singer/songwriter Colin MacDonald, songwriter/guitarist John-Angus MacDonald and bassist Jack Syperek hopscotched extensively across North America, playing everything from soft-seaters to festival stages. They also supported Supersuckers in the UK last fall.

Awards! An East Coast Music Award for Rock Recording of the Year plus ECMA nominations for Group of the Year, Fans’ Choice Entertainer of the Year and Fans’ Choice Video of the Year. The Trews also received a 2015 Rock Artist of the Year nod from the SiriusXM Indies. Film! The forthcoming comedy How to Be Deadly, chronicling the guerrilla escapades of (fictional) YouTube sensation Donnie Dumphy, showcases two Trews songs. Keeners will note that director Nik Sexton also helmed the Trews’ wildly successful (and flat-out hilarious) PledgeMusic campaign video which assisted in financing the latest album. Thrills! The band performed ‘Taking Care of Business’ alongside Randy Bachman at the recent SOCAN Awards in Toronto where the legendary Guess Who/BTO guitarist and songwriter scored a Lifetime Achievement Award. The MacDonald brothers and Big Sugar also nailed ‘American Woman’ as Bachman looked on.

Singles! ‘Under The Sun’ - one of several songs on album The Trews cut with fans in-studio as a reward for their support - is currently tearing up charts nationwide, following in the footsteps of previous TOP 10 Rock singles,  ‘What's Fair is Fair,’ ‘Rise in the Wake’ and ‘New King.’ Amid all that glorious momentum, there has been a significant change. Original drummer Sean Dalton left the band   after 14 years. Skinsman Gavin Maguire stepped in to brandish the beat at the suggestion of long-time Trews touring keyboardist Jeff Heisholt.

Canadian fans can witness that for themselves this summer as The Trews perform coast to coast, hitting multiple prestigious festivals along the way. Following an winter break, the band joins Gavin DeGraw, Sister Hazel, Will Hoge, Michael Franti & Spearhead and Red Wanting Blue aboard Rock Boat 2016, cruising the Caribbean (and scorching the rock faithful) from January 26 to 31. Smart money says the newly revamped and re-energized Trews will – in typical Trews workhorse fashion - use any available downtime to contemplate their next album. “Who knows what’s next?” laughs John-Angus MacDonald. “We certainly have options… maybe issuing previously unreleased material. And we’ve got to write a bunch of new songs. There’s lots to do between now and the end of the year. But we’re ready.”   

 

 

 

 

CLASSIFIED

Friday, June 16th @ 10:15pm

  Juno Award-winner and hit-maker, Classified, also known as Luke Boyd, has long been making waves at home and abroad with his trademark style and sound. With each release, the rapper-producer elevates his game; sharpening word play, experimenting with new sounds, and perfecting his flow.

Now, Classified bring all to bear for his 15th studio album “Greatful”, available January 15, 2016 via Half Life Records/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. Riding off the Gold-certified success of his career defining 2013 self-titled album, “Greatful” sees a revitalized Classified going back to hip-hop’s roots with the street track “Filthy”, featuring hip-hop pioneer DJ Premier.

The track and video harken back to early ‘90s cypher hip-hop in Brooklyn with sharp, witty wordplay over a simplified, catchy beat. “Filthy” is one of the hungriest tracks of Classified’s career, with the rapper settling into his niche of conscious lyrics followed with a sing-along chorus.  From classic vibes to modern day anthems, the lead single “No Pressure” is a guaranteed smash in the vein of 2013’s five time platinum-selling single “Inner Ninja”. Teaming up with rap icon Snoop Dogg, Classified has created a feel-good anthem that details a wild night out and the consequences that come with it. Snoop brings his expected charisma and mellow flow to the table, working in sync with the Canadian MC’s own. 

The secret to Classified’s success has always been his inherent ability to break down the barrier between the performer and the man. A dedicated family man, Classified’s charisma and approachability extends to both his on-stage and off-stage personas that engage even the most discerning hip-hop fans and critics alike. The album “Greatful”, is the east coast MC’s homage to his most dedicated fans who have supported him for over a decade.

CLASSIFIED FAST FACTS:

  • 2x Juno winner
  • 7x Juno nominee
  • 5x MMVA winner
  • 17x MMVA nominee
  • Host of 2014 Juno Awards
  • 2 top 10 Radio singles
  • 18 million Youtube/Vevo Views
  • 2013 release debuted #1 and has sold over 40,000 albums & 500,000 singles
  • 2013 Canadian tour included 40 sold-out tour dates and over 70,000 fans in attendance    

For media inquiries contact:  

Universal Music Canada National Media and Artist Relations Stephanie.Mudgett@umusic.com

 

 

TAYLOR SOLOY

Saturday, June 17th, @4:00pm

 " Taylor Soloy is a sixteen year-old singer and guitar player. She mainly focuses on covering folk/pop music, but is currently working on writing her own music. In the past year or so, Taylor has performed at many local places here in Yellowknife such as, the Snowking Castle, Javaroma, The Fat Fox, The Elks, and the summer's Farmers Market. Taylor is excited to play at the first ever East Coast Garden Party in Yellowknife and hopes to see many people there! "

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ST. JAMES GATE

Saturday, June 17th @5:00pm

ST. JAMES' GATE is a band based out of Central Alberta that formed in 2001 and has been bringing Celtic music to the people of Western Canada ever since. 

Their music can be described as Celtic-rock and contains everything from traditional Scottish/Irish songs to more modern Celtic rock/punk sounds.  St James’ Gate is comprised of 6 band members from varying backgrounds, all bringing unique instrumentation and style to create this distinctive brand of music.  The bagpipes, button accordion, and tin whistle add Celtic flavor to a full complement of guitars, drums, bass, and other unique stringed instruments.   

St James’ Gate has released 4 CD’s over the last 13 years and is in the process of putting pen to paper once again to write some more original songs for a fifth CD.  Their music can be purchased at their shows or online at ITunes.

 


DERINA HARVEY BAND

Saturday, June 17th @6:00pm

 

 DERINA HARVEY BAND

 Fearless front-woman Derina Harvey leads this Alberta-based five-piece Celtic-rock act, who offer an authentic east-coast experience with a fresh take on traditional tunes as well as their own original jigs and reels.

Their rocky, rhythmic undertow is layered with guitars, fiddle, and topped by Derina’s powerful voice. These transplanted east-coasters have earned a reputation with their high-energy live show, leaving many an audience out-of-breath and hollering from their seats!  2016 has seen the group gain further success and industry recognition by adding an album to their discography, and continuing to deliver engaging live performances.

The band has been steadily building a following by playing live (over 150 shows in the last three years). Though based in Alberta, the band continues to add to their tour schedule to include all of Western Canada and was recently selected to participate in showcases in Saskatchewan (OSAC Showcase 2016) and Manitoba (Manitoba Arts Network Showcase 2016).

The band has even toured in Newfoundland each summer for the last three years, where they have been featured at George Street Festival (St. John's, NL) opening for the Newfoundland act Shanneyganock. In 2015, they shared the stage with other east-coast favourites including Jimmy Rankin, The Irish Descendants, Pogey, and even some rock acts such as The Trews, Kim Mitchell, and Trooper. The band has two full length recordings to their credit. Their self-titled debut album (2013) has garnered radio airplay across Canada, and their second album Rove and Go (2016) has become even more widespread, being added at over 30 stations across Canada and tracking at #65 on CKUA's top-played albums for 2016. The band was also nominated for an Edmonton Music Award in 2016 in the “Artist to Watch” category.  

 

 

 

TROOPER

Saturday, June 17th @7:15pm

TROOPER the band:

 It goes like this: millions of records, a couple dozen hits, a Juno Award (Canada's Grammy) for Band of the Year and ongoing sold-out shows across Canada.

Universal Music acknowledges them as "one of Canada's top five selling bands of all time" and the Vancouver Sun has called them "Canadian rock heroes of the first order ... the best performing band in Canada".

In 2009, Peter Assaff of The Northern Light hailed Trooper's Ra McGuire and Brian Smith as "the Canadian version of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards" and Joel Rubinoff of The Record wrote, " ... this frolicking, rollicking showcase for McGuire's soaring pop melodies and whimsical wordplay is arguably one of the biggest Canadian bands of all time."

Then, as now, what makes Trooper what they are is great performances and great pop songwriting. Trooper's ten studio albums have earned multiple gold and platinum awards and their 6 X Platinum greatest hits, Hot Shots, continues to be one of Universal Music Canada's best selling catalog CDs and one of the country's most enduring party soundtracks. In celebration of the band's 35th anniversary, a totally updated and re-mastered collection - "Hits From 10 Albums" - was released, featuring songs spanning the entirety of their recording career.

John Kereiff, writing in Gonzo Magazine, dubbed the collection "THE summer album of 2010." In 2012 Trooper songwriters Ra McGuire and Brian Smith were awarded SOCAN's prestigious 'National Achievement Award' to acknowledge their significant and lasting contribution to Canada's songwriting legacy. "We're Here for a Good Time (Not a Long Time)", "Raise a Little Hell", "The Boys in the Bright White Sportscar", "Two For the Show", "Pretty Lady" "Good Ol' General Hand Grenade", "Round, Round We Go", "Santa Maria", "Janine" - just a few of the Trooper hits that, according to writer Ryan Sparks, "have woven their way into the fabric of this country like no other bands have been able to do. Tune into any radio station from Vancouver to St John's and you're bound to encounter one of their dozen hit radio anthems that are still featured in heavy rotation to this day.

" Dan Brisbois of canadianbands.com writes, "They've won practically every Canadian music award possible and they've been dubbed 'Canada's Greatest Party Band' ... and rightfully so." Bob Mersereau, author of The Top 100 Canadian Albums wrote, "Trooper's Hot Shots has been one of the biggest-selling albums in Canadian music history. It has gone six times platinum, and sells consistently, as do tickets to Trooper gigs. There are clubs and festivals across the country where the annual Trooper show is practically an official holiday."

Indeed, Trooper continues to consistently sell out shows across the country - often performing for three generations of fans - demonstrating that the band and its music remain borderless, timeless, and ageless. It's no exaggeration to say that Trooper has become a Canadian legend. They continue to perform their huge collection of hits with the vitality and sense of humor that has served them well on their steady march through the hills and valleys of Canadian Rock and Roll.

Trooper is active with their fans through Social Media, feel free to contact them!

They are as follows: Website:      www.trooper.com

Facebook:  facebook.com/trooperband

Twitter:       twitter.com/trooper

 

 

 

 

 

DALLAS SMITH

Saturday,  June 17th @9:00pm

DALLAS SMITH

Platinum selling Country star DALLAS SMITH has blazed a path across genres in Canadian music” (CBCMusic) for nearly two decades and fans continue to prove they’ll follow him wherever he wants to go. On the heels of a career album (Lifted) earning critical acclaim, commercial success including a multi-week #1 single and an armful of JUNO and CCMA Award wins and nominations, Smith continues one of the most talked about journeys in Canadian country music with the newest marker, his third studio album “SIDE EFFECTS” (604 Records) released on September 2, 2016 and his second #1 single at Canadian country radio with “Autograph”.  

Armed with an arena-sized voice, Smith has amassed international appeal since making his country debut with Jumped Right In, a project that netted a GOLD single, 5 CCMA Award nominations and a JUNO Award nomination for Country Album of the Year. He followed with the infectious Platinum-selling single “Tippin’ Point” and dominated the Canadian Country charts with songs like "Lifted" and multi-week #1 hit "Wastin' Gas."

The Vancouver, British Columbia native is the only Canadian male country artist to spend multiple weeks at the top of the Country Airplay Chart in the Nielsen BDS era for single “Wastin’ Gas.” Piling on the accolades, Smith was the 2015 JUNO Award winner for Country Album of the Year (LIFTED), and the CCMA Award winner for Album of the Year (LIFTED).   Produced by studio ace and long-time collaborator Joey Moi (Florida Georgia Line, Chris Lane), “SIDE EFFECTS” features 12 tracks, penned by some of country music’s most popular songwriters including The Cadillac Three’s Jaren Johnston who has written #1 songs for the likes of Tim McGraw and Keith Urban. The album showcases Smith’s incredible range and confirms this is an artist who knows which lane he wants to be in – pushing forward and soaring ahead. First single (and Smith’s first ballad), “Autograph” delivers unparalleled vocals from one of the best voices in Canadian country music – appealing to audiences far beyond the boundaries with sonic layers and a stadium sized voice that flourishes on the edge of global superstar. “Autograph” reached #1 on the Canadian Country Radio charts making Smith the only Canadian Country artist to have a #1 in 2016.  

Rapidly growing his fan base in the U.S., Smith was named as an artist with “quite the following” by #CMChat who predicts that he will “be playing on more main stages in 2016.” Rolling Stone Country praised, “Dallas dialed up the amplified noise” during his set at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas, marking him as “one of the weekend’s most familiar faces.” The seasoned performer has also been on The Huffington Post’s radar as one of 15 Country Artists To Watch, highlighting his ability to draw crowds of more than 25,000 fans.   Earlier this fall, Smith joined Keith Urban as his “invited” special guest and direct support on the Canadian run of the “ripCORD World Tour 2016”.  The tour included the first ever show to take place at the all-new Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB on September 16th making Smith the first Canadian artist to step on the main stage.

#1 Mediabase most played Canadian on country radio in Canada for 2014 and 2015 ·        

#1 BDS most played Canadian on country radio in Canada for 2015 ·        

#1 Canadian country artist on the BDS Top 50 All Format Artists chart for 2015 ·        

3 singles in the BDS Top 25 Canadian Country Songs chart for 2015 (Wastin’Gas, Lifted and Cheap Seats) ·        

2 singles in the Mediabase ‘2015 Country Chart’ (Top 50 overall, includes international) (Wastin’ Gas and Lifted) ·        

Only Canadian Country Artist to have all of his charted songs peak in the top ten (current total is 13 songs) ·

2015 JUNO Award for Country Album of the Year (Lifted) ·

2015 CCMA Award for Album of the Year (Lifted) ·        

“Autograph” was the most added song at radio (both Country and All Genres) the week of release ·         Smith is the only Canadian country artist to have a #1 single with “Autograph” at Canadian country radio (BDS & Mediabase) in 2016 

www.DallasSmithMusic.com

@DallasSmith

facebook.com/dallassmithmusic  

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