Springtide Music Festival 2018 Lineup

Alissa Vox Raw

Stacking interlocking complex harmonies interwoven with heavy synths, deep bass lines, and driving rhythms, Toronto-born experimental synth wave loop artist Alissa Vox Raw creates rich tapestries of sound live on … Continue reading Alissa Vox Raw

Angela Saini

This Calgary native got her chops early on playing in bands since she was 15. Now a Toronto-based folk pop songstress, BBC Radio has called Angela “massively talented” and her … Continue reading Angela Saini

Bekah Kennedy

I’m Bekah. I’m twenty-three years old and I’ve been playing guitar, singing, and writing my own songs for close to a decade. Music has always been a huge part of … Continue reading Bekah Kennedy

Ben Hudson

Ben Hudson is a country singer-songwriter from Uxbridge, Ontario. His smooth, rich vocals have been compared to Josh Turner and Brothers Osborne although his country-rock influenced songwriting is similar to … Continue reading Ben Hudson

Blue Opaline

Why are they called Blue Opaline? “Well we like the idea of being blue and made of glass and Led Zepplin was already taken”, says 15 year-old lead singer Ariyena … Continue reading Blue Opaline

Brian Milroy

Brian has been an amazing musical talent in Uxbridge for years. He was the lead singer and drummer in the band The Resistance who released their debut album back in … Continue reading Brian Milroy

Carley Hope

Carley Hope is a talented singer from Sunderland, Ontario. She has released a 5 Song EP and is currently working on another. Carley is on a daily rotation on 105.5 … Continue reading Carley Hope

Carly Rita

Carly Rita is a singer songwriter from the greater Toronto area, with a blues, rock and alternative style. Carly’s musical influences include Amy Winehouse, The Black Keys and Green Day. … Continue reading Carly Rita

Chalk Lake

Four guys from Uxbridge who combine rock, indie, folk and heavy. Melodic vocal based verses with big sounding sing-a-long choruses. After a few years of hiatus they are back with … Continue reading Chalk Lake

Charles Spearin

Charles Spearin is a multi-instrumentalist who has been an active and influential member of Canada’s independent music community since the mid 1990’s. He is primarily known as a founding member … Continue reading Charles Spearin

Citizen Jane

Hailed a “delight” (Folk Radio UK), CITIZEN JANE is a folk-pop duo that evocatively weaves powerful vocal harmonies with innovative string textures. From sweet, hopeful viola & guitar melodies, to … Continue reading Citizen Jane

Claire Coupland

With vocal colours comparable to Brandi Carlile, Joni Mitchell, and Jann Arden, Claire has the ability to silence a room with her warm voice, pure intonation and dynamic delivery. Combining … Continue reading Claire Coupland


CROW is an indie-folk-rock band from Uxbridge, Ontario. Their sound centers on the dual electric ukuleles of Tamara Williamson and Patty Ewaschuk, original song-writing, and experimental harmonies. Their one-of-a-kind ukulele … Continue reading CROW

Darrin Davis

“One of the most exciting and engaging acts to come out of the Toronto scene today.” Caroline Brooks, Juno-award winner, The Good Lovelies Fireside Folk to warm your bones, the … Continue reading Darrin Davis

Dawna Huizenga

Dawna is an Uxbridge resident – born and raised! She is a mama of four and works at the local Tin Cup cafe in town. Dawna has been writing music … Continue reading Dawna Huizenga


Steve “Deeps” De Piante is a Alt-Country-Soul songwriter and performer from Hamilton Ontario. Kevin Barber of the long running Barber Shop podcast said the following, “There exists in every classic … Continue reading Deeps


DRFTR is the one-man creation of singer/songwriter/guitarist Oscar Anderson-Shortt. His soaring, soulful voice is tinged with R&B; his songs honest, intimate and from the heart. His music is best described … Continue reading DRFTR

Eight Five Two

Birthed deep within the rural depths of the small town of Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada. Eight Five Two has been cranking the volume and ruining the town’s quaint image since 2014. … Continue reading Eight Five Two

Future History

The music of Future History has been described as haunting and poetic, experimental alt-rock. Deeply metaphorical lyrics are simultaneously accessible yet beyond immediate comprehension. futurehistory.ca Back to the 2018 lineup

Goodnight, Sunrise

Goodnight, Sunrise is an indie-rock-and-roll-super-fun-dance-party band from Toronto, Canada. Founded in 2011 through a shared love of pop hooks, EDM drops, and the raw power of classic rock, their sound … Continue reading Goodnight, Sunrise

Grass Grows Back

Grass Grows Back is a three-piece soul-rock band active in Toronto, Ontario. Originating from the Holland Marsh, the Grass has grown past their rural town boundaries and is now spreading … Continue reading Grass Grows Back

Gravely James

Chris Madronich AKA “Gravely James” is a Canadian singer, songwriter, guitarist and wild child born from the steel city of Hamilton and raised in Port Colborne. His involvement with music … Continue reading Gravely James

Great Lake Swimmers

A Forest Of Arms is the sixth album from Tony Dekker’s Great Lake Swimmers and the follow up to 2012’s New Wild Everywhere. With a surging rhythm section, razor sharp violin, … Continue reading Great Lake Swimmers

Hungry Lake

Hungry Lake are a psychedelic folk-rock band from Toronto.  Meeting at Seneca’s Independent Music Program in 2008, founding members Joe Thomas and Ryan Webb formed the Lake’s first incarnation.  The band’s … Continue reading Hungry Lake

Isabel Neveu-Geene

Isabel is a young singer-songwriter from Uxbridge Ontario who has been surrounded by music her while life. She is a trained pianist and vocalist, but performs on guitar and ukulele. … Continue reading Isabel Neveu-Geene

Jack The Lads

Toronto’s Troubadours. The Last Rock & Roll Testament. Whatever you call them, Jack The Lads aren’t your run-of-the-mill Toronto indie outfit. Their clean-cut look with garage-soul sound is guaranteed to … Continue reading Jack The Lads

Jack Walker

Jack Walker is a singer/songwriter from Pickering,ON. His songs range from catchy toe tappers to mellow folk songs full of imagery and poetic lyrics. Jack Walker’s songs are well crafted … Continue reading Jack Walker

Jamie O’Halloran

Jamie spent the last five years in Kingston playing venues all over the city. He has opened for artists such as Craig Cardiff and Jesse Gold, and Jamie is currently … Continue reading Jamie O’Halloran

Jayme Lynn Reed

You don’t have to spend much time with singer-songwriter Jayme Lynn Reed to appreciate her talent and sincerity as well as her feel-good story that continues to develop right before … Continue reading Jayme Lynn Reed

Jeremy Voltz

Jeremy Voltz has been writing music, recording, and performing for 18 years throughout Canada, the U.S., and abroad.  Known for his contemporary soul sound and huge voice, his songs bridge … Continue reading Jeremy Voltz

Jerome Tucker Band

Jerome Tucker, born in the Philadelphia area, is a lead vocalist/ bass player who joined the US Navy as an electronics instructor and ended up in the Gulf Coast playing … Continue reading Jerome Tucker Band

Jess and Tay

Jessie Bower 20 and Taylor Adams 21 are Singer / Songwriters living in Toronto in their 3rd year at Humber College. Both are vocal majors in the Bachelor of Music … Continue reading Jess and Tay

Jimmy Pearson

It must be humble, sincere, crunchy and organic if it’s a song by Toronto Based Alt-Folk artist Jimmy Pearson. As a singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist, Jimmy strives to connect with thoughtful audiences through … Continue reading Jimmy Pearson

Johnny Cox & the Magnetic Line

Inspired by many styles of music, it’s the Blues that truly drive Johnny wild. In March, 2014, Johnny Cox released his debut album, Thin Blue Line featuring eleven high-energy original … Continue reading Johnny Cox & the Magnetic Line

Julian Taylor (Solo)

Persistence and a never-give-up, hard-working ethic are at the core of Toronto native Julian Taylor’s accomplishments. Julian is an award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter who began his music career as a teenager … Continue reading Julian Taylor (Solo)

Julien Kelland

It’s hard to believe that Julien Kelland is only 19 years old when you hear her sing. She has been impressing audiences all over Ontario since her sold out EP … Continue reading Julien Kelland

Kara Phillips

Kara is a sixteen year old singer/songwriter from Greenbank, ON. Songwriting has always come naturally for this budding young artist, who wrote and composed her first song at the age … Continue reading Kara Phillips

Kim Doolittle

January, 2018 marked 45 years as a Singer, Songwriter and Storyteller. Music is my life. I love to sing, write, play and tell stories about a life I had perfectly … Continue reading Kim Doolittle

King Kong Girio

King Kong Girio is Mitch Girio’s solo ska project. He combines his sizzling songwriting with a rootsy Jamaican sound. Girio has been involved in the ska scene as a musician … Continue reading King Kong Girio

Kingdom Of Birds

Despite its charmingly understated title, the last Kingdom of Birds release, EP, generated quite a stir. Leadoff single “Ása Dreams of Broken Social Scene” was featured as a Spotify Fresh … Continue reading Kingdom Of Birds

Kyle Wallace

An acoustic blues/folk style guitar player, with some pop influence, and an old soul. kylewallace.bandcamp.com Back to the 2018 lineup  

Lindy Vopnfjörd

Lindy Vopnfjörd is a Canadian-Icelandic musician with the rare ability to capture poetically in lyric and sound such profound nuance in modern stories. Humble and heroic human dramas seldom sang … Continue reading Lindy Vopnfjörd

Marshall Veroni

Singer-songwriter form southern Ontario. Pulling from past and present, searching for calm, sharing something utterly personal. marshallveroni.bandcamp.com Back to the 2018 lineup

Matt Gunn

Born and raised in small town Ontario, Matt Gunn combines a mix of soul, motown, and reggae to prove to the world there is more to the country than just … Continue reading Matt Gunn

Morgan Doctor

Morgan Doctor first picked up drumsticks when she was 10 years old. From junior high band to Radio City Music Hall, her career has been nothing less than expansive and … Continue reading Morgan Doctor

Moscow Apartment

Winners of a 2017 Canadian Folk Music Award and a Toronto Independent Music Award, Moscow Apartment is a young duo driven by a mixture of sweet harmonies, belted refrains, and … Continue reading Moscow Apartment

Nate Hobor

Nate Hobor is a 14 year old life-long Uxbridge resident who currently attends grade 9 in the French Immersion program at Uxbridge Secondary School. He has always loved music and … Continue reading Nate Hobor


Orangabang is an alternative rock band formed in Uxbridge, Ontario in 2013. They are known for their incredibly energetic live performances and shredding guitar solos. They have performed at Canadian … Continue reading Orangabang

Owen Huizenga

Raised in a family full of musicians, it was inevitable that Owen Huizenga would start playing an instrument one day. ‘Not very good on any instruments other than the guitar … Continue reading Owen Huizenga

Peter Bradley

Folk-influenced singersonger, inspired by his creative heroes: the world’s rambling musical underdogs. Back to the 2018 lineup


After the 2017 release of her self-titled debut EP, Stouffville based folk singer/songwiter, Deanna Drudge, has teamed up with a four piece band to create Pigeon. Pigeon’s efforts have allowed … Continue reading Pigeon

Richard Malouin Band

Richard Malouin is a singer/songwriter, actor, director and playwright born and raised in Niagara Falls, Ontario and now living in Markham (just outside of Toronto). In the early to mid … Continue reading Richard Malouin Band

Robyn Ottolini

Ottobiography of Robyn Ottolini. Singer-songwriter but actually, just a waitress. Robyn Ottolini comes from a small town in Ontario where she busts tables and gladly writes songs about it. So … Continue reading Robyn Ottolini

Rory Taillon

Rory Taillon is an independent musician currently working out of Ottawa Ontario. As a full time musician Rory has toured extensively throughout Ontario and Canada’s east coast with his first … Continue reading Rory Taillon


Rynheart are a Canadian alternative rock band formed in Toronto. ON. The group consists of Eric Sebastion (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Dano Palozzi (lead guitar), Brett Simmonds (bass), and Fabz … Continue reading Rynheart

Sagen Pearse

Originally from Sault Ste. Marie, my career as a funeral director has brought me to Markham, Ontario. This is where I have started working on my original content. I had … Continue reading Sagen Pearse

Sarah Beatty

Sarah Beatty is a singer songwriter and scientist from Hamilton, ON. Touring internationally, she delivers sciencey, soulbending, and inspiring live performances chock full of warmth, wit, and lady powered anthems. … Continue reading Sarah Beatty

Sarah Carmosino

Sarah Carmosino is a 19-year-old singer/songwriter/musician and actor from Toronto, Canada, whose sound can best be described as indie/pop with folk influences. Sarah’s debut EP, “Company” (consisting of 4 original … Continue reading Sarah Carmosino

Sarah Fazackerley

Sarah Fazackerley is a multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter based in Whitby, ON. After recovering from a life-threatening battle with addictions and mental illness, she erupted onto the GTA music scene 5 years … Continue reading Sarah Fazackerley

SoCal Hunnies

SoCal Hunnies is a Toronto based band that is made up of members of Phantom Club, Out in the AM, and King Tut, creating all original songs that groove, rock, … Continue reading SoCal Hunnies

Tamara Williamson

3 DECADE BIO The 1990’s Williamson has been a mainstay in the Toronto music scene since the early 90’s. Tamara’s musical sensibilities began to blossom in a series of small, … Continue reading Tamara Williamson

Tania Joy

Tania Joy leads with a strong handshake, looks you square in the eye, belts out a belly laugh, and tells you everything will be all right. There is conviction in … Continue reading Tania Joy

The Beresfords

Since the beginning of their professional music career, The Beresfords have drawn respective comparisons to many of their idols, including: Stevie Nicks, Carrie Underwood, Dixie Chicks and Brad Paisley. Their … Continue reading The Beresfords

The Classy Wrecks

The Classy Wrecks are a Ska Rocksteady band from Toronto, Ontario. The band was formed in 2016 and can be described as an upbeat, fun and poppy dance band. The … Continue reading The Classy Wrecks

The Clay Stones

The Clay Stones were formed within the walls of an old cottage home. With only being able to transform, they looked within and manifested their inner selves to reality. Creating … Continue reading The Clay Stones

Tides On Earth

Tides On Earth is the result of the creative evolution of Ryan Bonner. Songwriting has always been a part of his music. This new project reflects the progression of sound … Continue reading Tides On Earth

Tim Bastmeyer

Tim Bastmeyer has performed everywhere from The Melkweg in Amsterdam to The Beaches Jazz Festival in Toronto. You may have seen him playing solo delta blues with tasty slide guitar. … Continue reading Tim Bastmeyer


Vernon is a one man band consisting of Uxbridge native Michael Hamilton. Michael started writing songs in Leaskdale, Ontario before moving overseas to Seoul, South Korea. It was there he started performing live as … Continue reading Vernon