Springtide Music Festival 2018 Lineup

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7th Concession

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 reading7th Concession

A New Ground

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 readingA New Ground

Alannah Kemp

Alannah Kemp

Alannah Raetsen Kemp is a local singer/songwriter with a folky, laid back sound. She writes honest original songs with a “glass half full” feel, and is currently tinkering away on … Continue readingAlannah 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 readingBekah Kennedy

Bernadette Connors

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 readingBernadette Connors

Birds of Bellwoods

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 readingBirds of Bellwoods

Born Ruffians

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 readingBorn 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 readingBrian Milroy

Brian Wride

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 readingBrian Wride

Bridge Boiz

Bridge Boiz

Bridge Boiz are a high-energy 4-piece rock cover band of multi-talented boys hailing from Uxbridge – and they are only 13 years old! They have been taking vocal and instrument … Continue readingBridge Boiz

Caleb Huizenga

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 readingCaleb Huizenga

Carley Hope

Carley Hope

18-year-old powerhouse vocalist Carley Hope has been in the industry for 10 years now and has achieved many accomplishments, including having her songs on high rotation at 105.5 Hits FM. … Continue readingCarley Hope

Cassidy

Cassidy

Cassidy is an emerging singer-songwriter from Uxbridge, Ontario who now lives in Toronto playing numerous small venues while slowly making waves in the downtown music scene. She has written a … Continue readingCassidy

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 readingChalk 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 readingCitizen Jane

Claire Coupland

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 readingClaire Coupland

Cliff Andrews

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

CROW is an indie-folk group from Uxbridge whose sound centers on the dual electric ukuleles of Tamara Williamson and Patty Ewaschuk, original song-writing, and experimental harmonies. CROW plays a kick-ass … Continue readingCROW

Dan Buninga

Dan Buninga

Dan Buninga has been writing music since he learned to play guitar at 13 years old–but don’t expect songs about youthful glory days! “I grew out of nostalgia some time … Continue readingDan Buninga

Dawna Marie

Dawna Marie

Dawna Marie is a local singer-songwriter who has been playing music since she was a little girl; first piano and then guitar at age 24. She started writing songs soon … Continue readingDawna Marie

Drew Chester

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 readingDrew Chester

DRFTR

DRFTR

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 readingDRFTR

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 readingEight Five Two

Future History

Future History

Haunting music accompanied by heart-wrenching lyrics, Future History creates songs that are honest and intensely personal, yet pleasing to the masses. In early 2018, Future History took refuge at The … Continue readingFuture History

George Arsene and Doran Hoge

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 readingGeorge Arsene and Doran Hoge

Goodnight, Sunrise

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 readingGoodnight, 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 readingGravely James

Hidden Hierarchies

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 readingHidden Hierarchies

House Art

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 readingHouse Art

Isabel Madeline

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 readingIsabel 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 readingJack Walker

James Marrin and the Midnight Riders

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 readingJames Marrin and the Midnight Riders

Jeff Haynes

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 readingJeff Haynes

Jenn Fiorentino

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 readingJenn 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 readingJerome Tucker Band

Jess and Tay

Jess and Tay

Together, Canadian singer/songwriting duo Jessie Bower and Taylor Adams are the voices behind the sweet yet rich harmonies of Jess and Tay. The Humber College vocal music grads created quite … Continue readingJess and Tay

Jim Bryson

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 readingJim 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 readingJimmy Pearson

Jitensha

Jitensha

Jitensha creates upbeat, insightful songs with a highly emotional concept, combining catchy melodies, rich 1950s style harmonies, and lo-fi indie aesthetics with understated songwriting skills. These two charismatic musicians bridge … Continue readingJitensha

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 readingJohnny Cox & the Magnetic Line

Jude Veens

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 readingJude Veens

Julien Kellan

Julien Kelland

At 21 years old, Julien Kelland already has two EPs under her belt, over 1 million YouTube views, and two viral videos. Most recently, her single “Death of Me” has … Continue readingJulien Kelland

Kalle Mattson

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 readingKalle Mattson

Kingdom of Birds

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 readingKingdom of Birds

Kyle Pullan

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 readingKyle Pullan

Lindy Vopnfjörd

Lindy Vopnfjörd

Born into the Icelandic community in Manitoba, Canada, Lindy Vopnfjörd’s cultural heritage and musician parents helped shape the intuitive artist’s music career early, singing traditional Icelandic songs with his family. … Continue readingLindy Vopnfjörd

Little Hawk

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

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 readingLow Country Hill

Luna Li

Luna Li

A strong female presence in the indie rock world, Luna Li is unabashedly herself. With over 14 years of classical piano and violin training, Luna has a unique musical sensibility. … Continue readingLuna Li

M.H.Vernon

Singer and songwriter Michael Hamilton is M.H. Vernon, using guitar, bass, synth, and vocals to create a unique live looping performance that brings the raw sounds of a full band … Continue readingM.H.Vernon

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 readingMarshall 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 readingMatt 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 readingMount Mural

My Father's Son

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 readingMy Father’s Son

Nate Hobor

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 readingNate 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 readingOwen Huizenga

Peter Bradley

Peter Bradley

Uxbridge’s Peter Bradley has drummed, strummed, and sung in local bands over the past decade. With his guitar, Peter writes from that quiet place inside us that rarely gets unleashed … Continue readingPeter Bradley

Pigeon

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 readingPigeon

Rare Erth

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 readingRare Erth

Raven

Raven

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

Rikashay

Rikashay

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 readingRikashay

Robyn Ottolini

Robyn Ottolini

If you want to get to know Robyn Ottolini, listen to her music. She’s quirky and sassy enough to actually say how she feels, regardless of whether it’s polite or … Continue readingRobyn 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 readingRory Taillon

Rough Shapes

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

Indie rock? Check. Groovy? Check. Energetic? Check. SoCal Hunnies SoCal Hunnies is an upbeat indie rock band that wants people to get up, get down, and have a good time. … Continue readingSoCal Hunnies

STRNGR STRNGR

STRNGR STRNGR

STRNGR STRNGR is a 5-piece band from in and around the Uxbridge area, comprised of Geoff Holt on vox, Thom Harvey on guitar, Bodan Mulholland on bass, Matt Peever on … Continue readingSTRNGR STRNGR

Tania Joy

Tania Joy

Tania Joy is a folk-infused soul singer who reaches her audience with a distinct, honest voice. In 2013 she released her debut EP I’ll Be Around, taking listeners on a … Continue readingTania Joy

Tannis Slimmon

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 readingTannis Slimmon

The Beresfords

The Beresfords

Shannon & Brendan Beresford are a brother and sister country duo from Aurora, Ontario. Their debut EP released in June 2016 climbed to #4 on the country music charts on … Continue readingThe Beresfords

The Django Djunkies

The Django Djunkies

We focus on the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephan Grappelli – gypsy jazz from the 20s to the 50s and beyond. We use traditional instruments and focus on an … Continue readingThe Django Djunkies

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 readingTides On Earth

Uxbridge (The Band)

Uxbridge (The Band)

Uxbridge the Band is an indie band formed in 2018 and named after the members’ hometown. It consists of singer-instrumentalists Josh Harmer and Shon Douse alongside drummer Nathan Harmer. Their … Continue readingUxbridge (The Band)

Whitney Ross-Barris

Whitney Ross-Barris

Whitney Ross-Barris is an Uxbridge-based jazz singer and songwriter who performs regularly around the GTA. In and amongst a varied career in live theatre, Whitney has released three jazz albums … Continue readingWhitney Ross-Barris

Zachary Lucky

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 readingZachary Lucky

Zeus

Zeus

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 readingZeus