Springtide Music Festival 2018 Lineup

7th Concession

7th Concession is Tania Joy, Jeff Haynes and Peter Bradley. Trading off on vocal leads and harmonies, this trio from Uxbridge, Ontario presents an acoustic blend of folk, blues and … Continue reading 7th Concession

A New Ground

A New Ground is a Celtic-folk collaboration featuring Claryssa Webb (vocals, fiddle, cello, mandolin) and Ryan Dugal (vocals, guitar, drums, bass). A New Ground’s sound is rooted in the traditional, … Continue reading A New Ground

Alannah Kemp

Born and raised in Oshawa, Ontario, Alannah brings a modern touch to a classic folk sound. Combining the rawness of real life with soothing melodies, she creates a laid back … Continue reading Alannah Kemp

Bekah Kennedy

Bekah Kennedy is a singer/songwriter and native of Uxbridge. She’s been playing guitar and singing for 10 years, and has been writing songs for even longer than that. She’s a … Continue reading Bekah Kennedy

Bernadette Connors

Bernadette Connors was raised in a family of musicians. She was drawn to singing and performing at an early age and has made many attempts to create bands and artistic … Continue reading Bernadette Connors

Birds of Bellwoods

Toronto-based alt-rock outfit Birds of Bellwoods have wasted little time making an indelible mark on Canada’s musical landscape, having amassed an impressive pile of achievements and accolades in a few … Continue reading Birds of Bellwoods

Born Ruffians

“The band was in a funny place,” says Lalonde of the period following the release of Ruff. “Everything was just different without Steve. And after a few years of him not … Continue reading Born Ruffians

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

Brian Wride

Brian Wride is an accomplished fingerstyle guitarist with a “voice like a minor key” who teaches music from his home in Uxbridge, Ontario. And, while his passion is for music … Continue reading Brian Wride

Bridge Boiz

Bridge Boiz are a high energy 4-piece rock cover band of multi-talented boys hailing from Quaker Village Public School (QVPS) – and they are only 12 years old! They have … Continue reading Bridge Boiz

Caleb Huizenga

Caleb Huizenga is a singer-songwriter from Uxbridge, Ontario inspired by Jeff Buckley, Rocky Votolato, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Led Zeppelin, and Frank Turner. He started playing guitar in high school … Continue reading Caleb Huizenga

Carley Hope

Carley hope, at 17 years old has released many singles, sold out her first EP, and is excited for her second EP said to be released this summer. Carley is … Continue reading Carley Hope

Cassidy De Freitas

Cassidy De Freitas is an emerging singer/songwriter from Uxbridge, Ontario, who now lives in Toronto. She writes and performs with her partner in crime and guitarist, Mathew Levinson. The duo … Continue reading Cassidy De Freitas

Chalk Lake

Four guys from Uxbridge who add a heavy spin to rock, indie, and folk with melodic vocal-based verses and epic sing-a-long choruses. After a few years of hiatus they are … Continue reading Chalk Lake

Citizen Jane

Citizen Jane is a Canadian folk-pop duo that crafts songs about our society’s potential to evolve in the current political climate (though the occasional love song is inevitable). Percussive and … Continue reading Citizen Jane

Claire Coupland

With powerhouse vocals comparable to Susan Tedeschi and Basia Bulat paired with the velvety softness, clarity and intonation of Eva Cassidy and The Staves, there is a pureness to Claire’s … Continue reading Claire Coupland

Cliff Andrews

Cliff Andrews has been playing acoustic guitar for over 40 years, and is currently active in the Uxbridge open mic scene. Genre: Folk


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 songwriting and experimental harmonies. Their one-of-a-kind ukulele … Continue reading CROW

Dan Zenga

After taking a break from performing for nearly 10 years, Dan Zenga is back with new material and new energy. Having focused his creative energy on his PhD dissertation, he … Continue reading Dan Zenga

Dawna Marie

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 Marie

Drew Chester

Raised in Claremont, Ontario, Drew Chester has been establishing his place in the Canadian music scene since 2009. Upon winning first place in the City of Pickering’s “Pickering Starz 2009” … Continue reading Drew Chester


Someone once wrote that we should see the earth as womb, and that state of mind is immediate when hearing DRFTR sing. His voice is a call for hope, for … Continue reading DRFTR

Eight Five Two

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

Future History

Haunting music accompanied by intellectual, heart-wrenching lyrics, Future History create songs that are honest and intensely personal, yet pleasing to the masses. With an experimental alt-rock sound that takes the … Continue reading Future History

George Arsene and Doran Hoge

George Arsene (acoustic guitar) and Doran Hoge (mandolin) merge their unique blend of Alberta country, old-time folk and whiskey rhythms in a way that makes people want to drink, dance, … Continue reading George Arsene and Doran Hoge

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

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

Hidden Hierarchies

Formed in 2015, Uxbridge, Ontario’s Hidden Hierarchies engage in multivariate digital alchemy, grinding together industrial sampling and sludgy guitar with soulful, seductive vocals. With influences including Skinny Puppy, Stevie Wonder, … Continue reading Hidden Hierarchies

House Art

After years growing up together, of self-discovery, time together and time apart, the sounds emerging from House Art are eclectic and personal. Heavily focusing on the memories of young life, … Continue reading House Art

Isabel Madeline

Isabel Madeline is a multi-disciplinary artist hailing from Uxbridge, Peterborough, and Montreal. As a singer-songwriter, she has performed both covers and original work at a variety of festivals and competitions … Continue reading Isabel Madeline

Jack Walker

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

James Marrin and the Midnight Riders

James Marrin and the Midnight Riders are a gritty, bluesy, sleazy rock n roll band reminiscent of the 70’s and 80’s rock dream brought back to life. Hailing from the … Continue reading James Marrin and the Midnight Riders

Jeff Haynes

Jeff has been involved in live music in Uxbridge for over 15 years, and is a founding member of the trio 7th Concession. His tasteful guitar playing and demonstrative vocals … Continue reading Jeff Haynes

Jenn Fiorentino

Jenn Fiorentino is a 29-year-old singer/songwriter from Toronto and since starting her YouTube Channel, has earned over 41K subscribers and over 8M channel views. Jenn’s brand new pop-rock LP Survive … Continue reading Jenn Fiorentino

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 and Taylor Adams are singer/songwriters living in Toronto completing their third year at Humber College. Both are vocal majors in the Bachelor of Music program. Originally hailing from … Continue reading Jess and Tay

Jim Bryson

Jim Bryson is a Canadian “singer songer” and record maker. He has released 5 critically acclaimed solo recordings, the most recent being 2016’s Somewhere We Will Find Our Place, which … Continue reading Jim Bryson

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 songs … Continue reading Jimmy Pearson


Jitensha is a duo featuring David Martinez on vocals and guitar and Erin Rose Hubbard on vocals, banjo and drums. Jitensha has 3 recorded works available: Jitensha Acoustic Live EP … Continue reading Jitensha

Johnny Cox & the Magnetic Line

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

Jude Veens

Jude Veens has been going to festivals and concerts ever since he was a baby, thanks to his parents. Jude has been playing guitar for 3 years, and last year … Continue reading Jude Veens

Julien Kelland

At 20 years old, Julien Kelland already has 2 EP’s under her belt, over 1 million YouTube views, and 2 viral videos. This doesn’t come as a surprise considering this … Continue reading Julien Kelland

Kalle Mattson

Folk music is about storytelling, which is something that Kalle Mattson excels at. However, since the release of the Polaris Music Prize nominated Someday, The Moon Will Be Gold (2014) … Continue reading Kalle Mattson

Kingdom of Birds

“A remarkable band made up of remarkably young musicians” (Globe and Mail), Kingdom of Birds have been grabbing the attention of unsuspecting audiences, international music blogs, and well-known musicians alike. … Continue reading Kingdom of Birds

Kyle Pullan

Kyle Pullan is an instrumental percussive fingerstyle acoustic guitarist who uses the entire guitar to create full band sounds. His sound was born in the Rocky Mountains and now resides … Continue reading Kyle Pullan

Lindy Vopnfjörd

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

Little Hawk

A two-man folk rock band currently living in Toronto. Little hawk is releasing their self-titled EP in February. Genre: Folk Return to the 2019 line up

Low Country Hill

Low Country Hill is the moniker for Hamilton-based singer-songwriter Paul Hogeterp. In 2014 he released his self-titled debut. Recorded by Dave King at a century barn on the outskirts of … Continue reading Low Country Hill

Luna Li

Luna Li has been called the garage rock princess of Toronto (Mick Magazine), performing regularly with her female-centric 4-piece band throughout Ontario and Quebec. She has played shows and festivals … Continue reading Luna Li

Marshall Veroni

Marshall Veroni is a Canadian singer-songwriter who blends contemporary folk with deep feeling and intuitive guitar work. Veroni’s music is best summed up like this: you can’t ignore the feelings … Continue reading Marshall Veroni

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

Mount Mural

Mount Mural, started out the songwriting of Clayton McMillan in February 2018 in Barrie, Ontario. Finding himself unemployed, Clayton spent much of his time holed up in his bedroom with … Continue reading Mount Mural

My Father’s Son

My Father’s Son, an indie folk group with roots in London, Ontario and Montreal, Québec, melds together intricate lyrics with the richness of simplified, acoustic sound. Singer/songwriter Mark Kulmala is … Continue reading My Father’s Son

Nate Hobor

Nate Hobor is a 15-year-old singer and songwriter from Uxbridge, Ontario. He began playing locally early last year, appearing at open mics frequently and performing at the 2018 Springtide Music … Continue reading Nate Hobor

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

Peter is one third of the local Uxbridge trio 7th Concession (along with Tania Joy and Jeff “Midnight” Haynes). When not playing with the group, he can be found strumming … Continue reading Peter Bradley


Pigeon is a female-led folk/rock/grunge band from Stouffville, Ontario, fusing together folk sensibilities with inspiration from the grimy 90’s. After a winter hibernation to write, Pigeon is set to release … Continue reading Pigeon

Rare Erth

Complexly simplistic and quirkily hopeful, Rare Erth’s electronic soundscapes invoke a sense of small town peacefulness that at times reaches frantically operatic peaks and deep, bass-filled valleys. soundcloud.com/eegle Genre: Electronic … Continue reading Rare Erth


Singer/songwriter with impactful and inspiring performances in the local live music scene. Genre: Folk Return to the 2019 line up

Reckless Youth

Reckless Youth is a rock band hailing from Uxbridge, Ontario. Raised on a healthy mix of grunge, punk and indie rock, the 5 members began writing and recording original music … Continue reading Reckless Youth


Rikashay is a youthful, high energy indie rock band based in the Toronto suburb of Markham. The group was officially formed in 2015 between high school freshmen Isaac Papineau (guitar/vocals) … Continue reading Rikashay

Robyn Ottolini

Starting a passion for writing at a young age, Robyn has made it her life goal to write to her heart’s content & relate to those around her. Being selected … Continue reading Robyn Ottolini

Rory Taillon

Ottawa-based singer/songwriter Rory Taillon is a road warrior, touring across the country and back again. He has the soul of the east coast but the sound of the west in … Continue reading Rory Taillon

Rough Shapes

An energetic punk-rock blend of melody and sound unlike anything the universe has ever heard. Genre: Punk / Rock Return to the 2019 line up

SoCal Hunnies

SoCal Hunnies is a three-piece rock band running on high energy grooves and soul inspired melodies. Made up of members from previous bands King Tut, Out in the AM, and … Continue reading SoCal Hunnies


Geoff Holt’s newest project, with Thom Harvey on guitar & Matt Peever on drums. Craft music, alternative, created in Uxbridge, Ontario. Genre: Alternative Return to the 2019 line up

Tannis Slimmon

Tannis Slimmon has been a fixture in Guelph’s vibrant roots music scene since the early 1980’s. A prairie transplant, she was born into a musical family and raised on a … Continue reading Tannis Slimmon

The Beresfords

Hailing from Aurora, Ontario, brother-sister duo Brendan and Shannon Beresford have been surrounded by music their entire lives. Since the beginning of their professional music career, The Beresfords have drawn … Continue reading The Beresfords

The Django Djunkies

The Django Djunkies are a local group performing the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephan Grappelli. Genre: Jazz Return to the 2019 line up

Tides On Earth

Tides On Earth is the creative evolution of Ryan Bonner. A confidently eclectic sound, blending influences of many singer/songwriters with elements of looping, self-composed backing tracks and spoken word. This … Continue reading Tides On Earth

Uxbridge (The Band)

Uxbridge (The Band) is a four-person alternative rock band named after their hometown. The band members are Joshua Harmer (age 15), Shon Douse (age 14), Joshua Takeda (age 14) and … Continue reading Uxbridge (The Band)


Vernon is the solo project of singer/songwriter Michael Hamilton from Uxbridge, Ontario. Vernon’s sound is made up of electric guitar, synth and electronic drum beats. Mixing songwriting with live looping, … Continue reading Vernon

Whitney Ross-Barris

Whitney Ross-Barris is a jazz singer and songwriter who performs regularly around Toronto. In and amongst a varied career in live theatre, Whitney has released three jazz albums and has … Continue reading Whitney Ross-Barris

Zachary Lucky

Zachary Lucky is unapologetically old-school country, armed with a husky, baritone voice. He sings of Canadian places and people as knowingly as he might Townes Van Zandt or the Rio … Continue reading Zachary Lucky


Arts & Crafts’ leading modern/classic rock outfit Zeus returns with Classic Zeus, resuming its eternal affair with timeless melody, vintage ambience, and instant future classicism. And yet Classic Zeus, the … Continue reading Zeus