Artist Spotlight 1 | 2019 High Notes Music Festival

Featuring The Jerry Cans, Derina Harvey Band & Tiger Moon

Posted 5 years ago


Full of unbridled energy and bright beats, The Jerry Cans grew up jamming together in their remote hometown of Iqaluit, Nunavut. They’ve stayed true to their roots and their passion by performing their captivating, upbeat music while creating a movement to educate the world with lyrics that “reflect the challenges and beauty of life in the far north”. Producing a variety of songs in the Inuktitut language puts a funky twist on indie, rock, alt-country, and reggae sound the band is renowned for, especially when combined with traditional rhythmic throat singing. Their motivation to preserve the beauty of the Inukitut language shines through their lyrics. The band is committed challenging common misconceptions they have encountered about life in the Arctic with their music evoking the contemporary north and the spirited people that reside there. Rapidly gaining national and international acclaim, The Jerry Cans were nominated for not one but two 2018 JUNO awards - Breakthrough Group of the Year & Contemporary Roots Album of the Year. 

Travel deep into the far corners of Canada's North and be prepared to get up and dance when The Jerry Cans headline The Great Hall main stage with Tiger Moon and Diyet & The Love Soldiers on Saturday March 23rd. Tickets are on sale now. 



“We’re lively, energetic and heartfelt Celtic infused with rock, blues, bluegrass and country. We even have a few metal inspired riffs. Mostly we try to perform in the spirit the song was written in,” says Derina Harvey, lead singer of this merry band of Easterners. With a singer- songwriter for a Dad and multi genre songwriter and mandolin player for a Mom, music began coursing through Derina's blood from a young age. Although the Celtic-rock folks all moved one by one to Edmonton, Alberta to pursue music, their hearts belong to Newfoundland and Labrador on Canada's east coast. Renowned for their high energy shows, bold tunes that make you want to get up off your seat to dance, and lyrics true to life in the East - it all comes naturally to these guys. One of their songs called Sheilagh’s Brush shares a tale of an annual winter storm that hits around St. Patricks Day each year and unique to their hometown. Together since 2009, Derina Harvey Band have been raking in the accolades and were awarded the People’s Choice Award at the 2018 Edmonton Music Awards and recently listed in the top 100 bands in the CBC Searchlight competition.

Derina Harvey Band will be bringing the party from east to west on the Moosehead stage in the T-bar & Grill on Friday March 22nd alongside The Frontiers. Tickets are $15 and are available on the door. 



Casey and Tait met in downtown Kelowna in 2012 and began collaborating with gigs at local coffeehouses. Described as a minimalist barn burning band with syrup soaked harmonies, things began to change for Tiger Moon back in 2014 when they released their self titled EP. From playing in parks, yacht clubs, and radio shows to recording their groundbreaking album Cariboo & Whiskey, the two years of hard work that went into creating the album paid off and launched the duo onto bigger and bigger stages across Canada. Boasting harmonious sounds , heartfelt melodies and foot-stomping rhythms, this is a pair to be reckoned with. Their well produced yet raw sound features guitar, mandolin, two-stomping boots and Casey and Tait's big rich voices with lyrics of love, life, and travel. 

Don't miss an intimate and exciting performance from Tiger Moon on Saturday March 23rd as they open the headliner show with Diyet & The Love Soldiers and The Jerry Cans. You'll want to pack your dancing shoes! Tickets are on sale now. 


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