The Jerry Cans - WPTN Teaser Show
- January 19, 2019 - Showtime: 8:00pm
Tickets available online HERE
The fast rising northern stars, The Jerry Cans, create music inspired by their hometown of Iqaluit, Nunavut. With their unique mix of Inuktitut alt-country, throat singing, and reggae, the Jerry Cans are a distinctly northern, one-of-a-kind group. The band perform many of their songs in Inuktitut and are passionate about preserving the language even as the north and their home community of Iqaluit evolve. They are committed to representing northerners and to challenging common misperceptions they have encountered about life in the Arctic; their music evokes the contemporary north and the spirited people that reside there. It is not only the political motives, but their rapidly developing reputation for getting elders and young people dancing, that has forced people to start noticing this high-energy group. This truly unique band will take you on a stroll through the streets of Iqaluit to share a glimpse of life in Arctic. Andrew Morrison (Vocals/Guitar) Nancy Mike (Accordion/Throat Singing) Gina Burgess (Violin) Brendan Doherty (Bass) Steve Rigby (Drums)
Arctic Soul, Josh Q and The Trade-Offs' iconic brand, is distinguished by the deep brooding voice of Josh Qaumariaq and soulful background of Jeff Maurice set against blues and rock and roll sounds echoing from the depth of the Northern tundra. In a blend of Inuktitut and English lyrics, The Trade-Offs sing the Arctic blues about universal themes of light and darkness and closeness and isolation. While the band is a staple of the Iqaluit music scene, they have played across Canada on big and small stages alike, including main stage performances at major festivals and at the iconic Cameron House in Toronto. Press play and be prepared to fall in love with Nunavut's Arctic Soul.