Darby Mills Project
In 1978 Darby Mills embarked on a now 41-year journey of extraordinary crazy adventures. Becoming one of Canada’s iconic female rock vocalists and the voice of 3 “Headpins” releases and then 3 greatest hit cd's that followed. Darby Mills and the Headpins, released their debut album "Turn It Loud" in 1982. Selling over 500,000 records and tapes ( OLD SCHOOL). It topped the charts for six weeks in Canada. In 1982 the Headpins were nominated at the Canadian music awards the Juno's for most promising new act, Darby Presented an award as well that year. In 1983 the HEADPINS won the Shure Music Express Awards for Top New Group and Darby won Top Female Vocalist.
Entering the music industry at a young age can have profound effects on an artist’s personal and professional journey, and Sierra Noble knows this well. The Winnipeg singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer, released their first album of traditional Métis fiddle music as a teenager, followed by the well-received Possibilities, and later, City of Ghosts. Over the course of these albums Noble honed their skills as a songwriter while garnering widespread attention, which led them to opening for Paul McCartney, Bon Jovi, and Johnny Reid, and as a featured performer for the 2010 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony. Noble’s original music has been included in TV shows such as One Tree Hill, Switched at Birth, and Parenthood, and in films such as CBC’s Humboldt: The New Season, 40 Weeks, and Fostering Hope.
Formed in late 1981 by Russ and Darrell Dwarf, the Killer Dwarfs released their self-titled debut album in 1983. The award-winning band established a solid following in Canada, while achieving worldwide attention after being signed to EPIC records in 1987.
The group was formed in December of 2012 in Whitehorse, Yukon. Since their inception, they have been spreading their music playing music festivals and venues across Canada. Their influences range from contemporary rock to rhythm & blues to folk, and their lyrics shed light on both the good and the bad of young manhood, and life north of 60. From its formation and early gigs at jam nights and open mics in 2012, to a residency at the Dirty Northern pub, to last year’s performances at the Dawson City and Blue Feather music festivals, to a sold out release concert for the debut album, Traction — the Midnight Sons Band is making a mark on the Whitehorse music scene.
Brigitte Jardin & The City Slickers
Originally from Quebec, Brigitte was involved full-time in the Montreal music scene as a drummer. She is now an established artist in the Yukon, actively performing with Ryan McNally, Claire Ness, and many more for the past eight years. Brigitte has decided to focus her time, work & love on her country-folk songwriting project, finding inspiration in traditional country, old-time and Cajun repertoire
As a Queer bilingual woman, Brigitte incorporates into her work French and English materials that explore gender roles. She pays tribute to women roots singers who impacted the industry, such as Cléoma Breaux, the first Cajun women who recorded music in Louisiana; Gallant tu perds ton temps, the first traditional all-women band in Québec; and Barbara Dane, a political activist and folk-singer from Michigan.