Get the Line Up for 2017

Our Artistic Direction Committee is hard at work selecting the best of the best for the 2017 Fire & Water Music Festival line-up. As soon as they start releasing some names, we’ll let you know!

The Weber Brothers: Rock

There are bands for which rock and roll is a lifestyle, and then there are bands for which it is life.

To many, The Weber Brothers are the baddest band in the land.To many others, their story sits like an ancient volume in an old bookstore, dust covered, tucked away behind hundreds of newer, shinier books. Untouched. Waiting to be discovered. Regardless of what side you’re on, there’s an undeniable truth. In the rough and tumble world of rock and roll, The Weber Brothers have been around the block.

Kayla Luky: Country

Singer-songwriter Kayla Luky lives in Grandview, Manitoba, a small farming community nestled between the Riding and Duck Mountains. This unique setting gives her country sound absolute authenticity. Luky has toured Western and Eastern Canada a few times over, played shows all over Manitoba and has showcased at many conferences and festivals. After much positive response to Kayla Luky’s last offering The Time It Takes (2011) she is releasing her next album Back to Dirt in January 2017 featuring twelve new tracks soaked in alcohol, dirt, and sorrow, honouring the roots of real country music.

Paul McIntosh: Country

A singer-songwriter with deep roots in Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba Paul’s music reflects his varied passions. As a young man, Paul traveled with a backpack for the better part of a year, played a lot of hockey, and earned a degree in Agriculture before he returned for good, to take over the family farm. From agriculture to politics; his stories bring to life the beauty, romance, and tribulations of life on the family farm. With his eye to the personal and to the “heart” of a story, his music will draw you in and make you part of his world.

The Wolfe: Alternative Rock

With a unique blend of music that appeals to a variety of listeners, The Wolfe is not only a hit for fans of rock and alternative, but also avid listeners of indie, folk, and pop. The Wolfe touches on relatable subjects that are expressed through their risk-taking, sometimes cheeky, yet stuck-in-your-head catchy tunes. Soft yet powerful vocals are contrasted with an underlay of delayed guitar, gritty bass lines, and engaging beats. Having often been compared to Metric and The Cranberries, The Wolfe has also been called “A female U2 that’s able to get heavier and tackle more emotional subjects.”

Two Socks: Folk Rock

These rambunctious folkrockers from Winnipeg, known as Two Socks began as a duo with singer/songwriter Skylar Bouchard and guitarist Daniel Simoes to showcase Bouchard’s songs. They grew to a fourpiece band with the addition of longtime friends, Gerald Bulera and Alex Mackinnon, on drums and bass, and are now a full blown folk rock party band. Whether it’s a crowded beachside in Thailand or packed pub in Winnipeg, Two Socks gets the folks up and dancing every time. While their laidback groove swings like Alabama Shakes, Bahamas, or The Avett Brothers, it’s the band’s upbeat personality that connects with the fans. Currently producing their debut album. Expect big things from our boys in 2017!