"Til I Get To Call You My Own"
OVERSTEER is a versatile rock band that plays to their audience. They are young, but they offer a diversified sound. Their genre of music ranges from classic rock, metal and even a bit of country.
The band was formed in 2018; their debut performance was finishing second at the TJ’s Gift Foundation Battle of the bands. While gaining themselves some exposure, OVERSTEER has been invited to play several times at Bull Dog Pizza. This exposure has resulted in the band performing in front of larger audiences like The Canadian International Comedy Film Festival at the Park Theatre and TJs Gift Rally Day at the Burton Cummings Theatre.
Resonant, acoustic chamber folk with an other-worldly edge, and a lyric presence that cuts deep. Prism-clear vocals and strings; A combination of vocal agility and power.
Raine is part prairie songstress, part story weaver; Each song has a story, delivered between songs with humour and grace. Raine invites her love of the violin into the singer-songwriter genre, writing for violin and voice, as well as for guitar and voice. Joined by cello and upright bass, expect string arrangements that push and pull, that move as they console.
A staple of Winnipeg’s folk and country scene, Richard Inman is blessed with a rich baritone voice and a delicate musical touch. His mature songs feel at once deeply familiar and bracingly fresh. Between steady gigging and a residency at Winnipeg’s legendary Times Change(d) High and Lonesome Club, Richard has proven himself a savvy songwriter and a true Prairie gem.
The Solutions are a high-powered 8 piece band playing some of the best-known Soul music from the 1960s and 70s and beyond. Featuring enigmatic horns, power-house vocals, and a funky rhythm section, these friends add their own unique and undeniable energy to the stage while paying homage to the original style of such artists as Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, and many others. Entertaining fans in Winnipeg for a decade with their dynamic performances, they’ve grown into an act well known for their ability to get people up dancing and coming back for more!
The “Teakle Family Circus” is made up of three super talented, international award-winning Winnipeg-based siblings that will both entertain and inspire! They bring their unique brand of sibling antics combined with truly world-class skills to every performance!
The Madtrappers are a countrified super group of rowdies ~ famous at heart, infamous at home. Led by songwriter Richard Inman, this is their second time on the Fire and Water Stage. Influenced by the folk, country, and rock and roll of the 1970s, they have become a crowd favourite throughout western Canada.
Ralph Stanley was hands down the best singer on the entire Earth. The Rural Municipality of Stanley is Southern Manitoba’s Bluegrass Country.
This official bluegrass band of Winnipeg’s West End has roots and influences from both Stanleys and features an ensemble of five seasoned musicians pickin’ banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar and stand-up bass
Jess Reimer, Jeremy Hamm, TJ Blair, Jeremy Penner and Tim Osmond play traditional and original numbers, sure to lure fans of The Stanley Brothers, Jim & Jesse McReynolds, Bill Monroe, Hazel Dickens and others from the bluegrass canon.
This group of veteran pickers have been involved in many different projects over the years, and to hear them come together to perform as a bluegrass band sounds pretty darn good.
Surf n’ Turf is a Winnipeg based trio specializing in vintage surf and rock & roll. Best know for their involvement in the F-Holes and Little Miss Higgins & the Winnipeg Five, ‘peg city music scene veterans Evan Friesen (drums), Sean Burns (bass, vocals), and Eric Lemoine (guitar) delve into all the classics from the Ventures to the Lively Ones. Surf’s up!
Currently living in the wild west end of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Vince has been in and out of the music scene for the last 11 years or so. He plays a mixed plate of straight-up country songs to toe-tappin’ two chord bluesy numbers to fictional tales brushed with a touch of humour (depending on your sense of humour). Let’s call it “Mashed Roots and Groovy”…..salt ’n’ sour cream…..good for ya.
Woody Holler grew up on the Canadian prairie hearing the songs of the cowboy. Although he was later trained in opera, a sense of nostalgia held him close to those western roots. In 2009, Woody teamed up with some of Winnipeg’s finest jazz musicians and began purveying his own brand of Western Swing that Woody defines as “jazz from the saddle”. The show is reminiscent of a 1940s radio show with a sound that is nostalgic yet thrilling. The music involves clever arrangements rich with virtuosity and style. The repertoire is eclectic, fun and fascinating, featuring finger-snapping swing beats, honey-slowed love croons, a dash of opera, and show-stopping “extreme” yodelling.
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