Artists for Hire

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Artist NameGroup SizeStylesDescriptionWebsiteContactEmailPhoneCity
Almost Four TrioTrioJazz / Swing / LatinAlmost Four Trio consists of Duncan Sinclair (saxophone), Steve Gedrose (acoustic bass), and Ray Tucker (guitar). This jazz trio features a spicy yet smooth northern blend of standards, Latin, blues, and ballads from the 1940s to the present. The band thrives in intimate settings, playing for receptions, dinner entertainment, and other events.Duncan Sinclairduncan.sinclair7@gmail.com867-334-2789Whitehorse
Anne Turner, Gordon Miller, and Lisa Preto Jazz TrioTrioJazz / Swing / LatinLooking for great ambience? Our trio plays a mix of jazz standards, blues, and Latin tunes with Gordon Miller on guitar, Lisa Preto on cajon/flute, and Anne Turner on upright bass. We are especially suited for convention dinners, wine & cheese events, office parties, and weddings. The group provides its own sound equipment.Anne Turneranneturner@northwestel.net867-668-6586Whitehorse
Big Mama LeleSolo, DuoComedy-FolkBelting out original third-wave anthems like "Dirty Old Man (You Ain't Getting Some)", Big Mama Lele dishes out sexually-charged folk in a hilariously honest way. Singing songs of bushes, mail art, biking home alone, and Montreal boys, Big Mama Lele's lusty voice and shiny uke provide tunes for those bittersweet, everyday moments of our lives.http://www.bigmamalele.comAmelia Merharbig.mama.lele@gmail.com867-336-1571Whitehorse
Bingo Bongo Boogie BandBandFamily / Children's, DanceThe Bingo Bongo Boogie Band is Yukon's ultimate all ages, family-friendly band. Original children's music and kids' favourites, original pop and rock, classic rock covers . . . and even original bluegrass and country standards. The band is known for its lively danceable music and every show features opportunities for audience participation.Michael Brooksyukonmichael@gmail.com867-633-6402Whitehorse
Black Iron BlossomBandBlues, Folk, RockBiB is Aubrey Sicotte (drums), Beth Chisholm (vocals, guitar), Dan Bouck (bass, vocals), Jean Langlois (harmonica, vocals), and Sam Gallagher (lap steel, vocals). We perform original visceral electric/acoustic blues, rock, and folk with carefully-chosen covers. Gallaghersamgallagher5@gmail.com867-633-4253Whitehorse
Blue CreekBandBluegrass, FolkWe are a fun 4-piece band with beautiful vocal harmonies. We have Rick Mombourquette (vocals, guitar, mandolin), Erica Heyligers (vocals, guitar, banjo), Roslyn Wilson (vocals, mandolin, guitar), and Scott Wilson (vocals, bass). We perform a mixture of bluegrass/country, and folk. MP3s of our music are available upon request.Erica Heyligerserica@northwestel.net867-668-3408Whitehorse
Blues CargoBandBluesBlues Cargo is a 5-piece blues band whose players' combined experience is over a hundred and fifty years. Drums Ed White, guitar Manfred Janssen, guitar Bob Hamilton, keys Annie Avery, and bass Rob Bergman all have played with many greats, and together create a stellar and intense blues experience. Their honest, true blues sound is unforgettable.Manfred Janssonmanfredjanssen@northwestel.net867-332-5340Whitehorse
Brenda LeeSolo, Duo, Trio, BandJazz / Swing / Latin, Folk, Blues, Classical, InstrumentalBrenda Lee Katerenchuk (Brenda Lee) has been performing her own brand of jazzy blues in the Yukon for over 20 years. A vocalist and versatile guitarist, working on stage and in recording studios with many top Yukon musicians, Brenda Lee also devotes her time to teaching music and guitar in her downtown studio, Leyenda Guitar.http://brendaleemusic.comBrenda LeeBleekat@gmail.com867-333-9777Whitehorse
Celtic TydeBandCeltic, DanceCeltic Tyde is a 5-piece band that specializes in traditional and modern Celtic music from Ireland, Scotland and the east coast of Canada. Their repertoire ranges from lively and familiar pub songs with a strong whiskey focus to high energy reels, polkas, and the occasional ballad and sea shanty. Callaschiccallas@hotmail.com867-668-2929Whitehorse
Chic CallasSolo, DuoFolk, Classical, InstrumentalGreat for background music at dinners and conferences, Chic also forms half of Danchic Duo, working with guitarist Dan Halen. Original songs and Standards. He can also provide classical violin duets perfect for black tie eventsChic Callaschiccallas@hotmail.com867-668-2929Whitehorse
Claire Ness and the WisecrackersSolo, BandJazz / Swing / Latin, Blues, Dance, Family / Children'sCheeky wit. Swing vocals. Caveman values. Flashy cabaret costumes. We are great at customizing our instrumentation and set lists to suit each client's desires - for weddings, festivals, events, kids music, bars, retirement birthday parties, or complètement en francais! "Definitely one of the colourful five percent." - Jim Robb, Yukon iconhttp://www.claireness.comClaire Nessness.claire@gmail.com867-332-0375Whitehorse
DiyetDuo, TrioFolk, Aboriginal, Singer-SongwriterDiyet plays as a trio or duo. She entertains at corporate events with a northern or aboriginal focus. She also does speaking engagements or workshops that focus on engagement through the arts and rural northern social issues.http://diyetmusic.comDebbie Petersdebbie@magnumom.ca867-633-2800Whitehorse
Doug RutherfordSoloCelticDoug Rutherforddoug@yukonrutherfords.ca867-334-1637Whitehorse
Driftwood HollySolo, Trio, BandMusical Storytelling, FolkDriftwood Holly is a musical storyteller, who has lived a nomadic life. He sings and talks about all that and more. Together with the extraordinary violinist Pavel Osvald and bass legend Jaecki Reznicek, Holly creates the show on the spot. You will laugh a lot and cry a little...and listen to a lot of heartfelt music. Hausteinlifelovesus@hotmail.com867-993-4442Dawson
Duncan Sinclair, Grant Simpson, and Anne Turner Jazz TrioTrioJazz / Swing / Latin, InstrumentalThis instrumental group features Duncan Sinclair on the tenor sax, along with the versatile piano stylings of Grant Simpson and Anne Turner on the upright bass. We love to play jazz, swing, and Latin favourites and are able to accommodate very small to very large events!Anne Turneranneturner@northwestel.net867-668-6586Whitehorse
Emily RossSoloSinger-Songwriter, PopEmily is a 16-year-old with the voice of an angel. She began writing and performing her own songs at age 10 and hasn't stopped since. Now armed with a repertoire of heartfelt songs about love, loss, and moving on, she is a great addition to any event. In 2015, she was a semifinalist in the International Song-Writing Competition. Rosslisa.ross@northwestel.net867-667-6006Whitehorse
Fawn FritzenSolo, Duo, Trio, BandJazz / Swing / Latin, Blues, Folk, Singer-Songwriter, Dance, WeddingCreate an elegant ambiance for your event with Fawn Fritzen's rich, warm voice. The multilingual singer, songwriter, pianist, and Vaudevillian can perform as a solo or duo, or create a custom combo of any size right up to her 7-piece 40s-style Swing Street Band.http://fawnfritzen.comFawn Fritzenfawn@fawnfritzen.com8673355779Whitehorse
Fawn Fritzen, Grant Simpson, Anne Turner Jazz TrioTrioJazz / Swing / LatinFor a great evening featuring the beautiful vocal stylings of Fawn Fritzen, the piano mastery of Grant Simpson and Anne Turner on upright bass - give us a call! We play a delightful mix of jazz, swing and Latin tunes perfectly suited to all kinds of events and special occasions.Anne Turneranneturner@northwestel.net867-668-6586Whitehorse
Fishead StewBandRoots, Gypsy, Bluegrass, DanceHigh-energy fiddle and banjo-driven music with bluegrass, gypsy-jazz, western swing, country blues, original Fishead Stew tunes, and anything else that suits our fancy…always a footstompin' good time!http://www.fisheadstew.caAmelia Rose Slobogeanameliarose_7@hotmail.com867-336-3119Whitehorse
Fraser CanyonSoloOld Time, Country, Blues, Bluegrass, Jazz / Swing / LatinFraser Canyon is a dynamic, lively performer who plays guitar and mandolin. He sings a large repertoire of traditional and current folk, country, and children's songs. Music suitable for many occasions.   Stephen Clarkefrasercanyon51@yahoo.ca867-332-7478Whitehorse
Fraser Canyon and the Beyond Hope BandBandOld Time, Country, Blues, Bluegrass, Jazz / Swing / LatinThree-piece band doing traditional hard-hitting Honky Tonk Country Folk Music. Vocals and guitar by Fraser Canyon, pedal steel by Bob Hamilton, fiddle by Katie Avery. Ballads, blues, bluegrass, swing, and fiddle tunes.  Stephen Clarkefrasercanyon51@yahoo.ca867-332-7478Whitehorse
Johnny Pogue and the ColleensBandCeltic, DanceHigh energy east coast/Irish music with guitar, drums, penny whistle, fiddle, and accordion - energetic performance to get people dancing and singing alongTravis Armourdeercadenceconsulting@gmail.com867-660-5565Whitehorse
Kate WeekesSolo, Duo, Trio, BandFolk, Jazz / Swing / LatinKate Weekes is a singer-songwriter who has lived in the Yukon for 11 years. She recently released her 4th album, "Frost on Black Fur" with songs about life as a dog musher and paddler, living in the north. Kate has toured across Canada, Japan, and China. Her live performance features guitar, vocals, and storytelling.http://www.kateweekes.comKate Weekeskate@kateweekes.com867-333-0441Whitehorse
Katie AverySoloFolk, Country, Traditional, ClassicalKatie plays an NS design electric 5 string fiddle. With the help of her voice and her Boss RC-300 loop station, she creates the sound of a whole band by herself.http://katieavery.musicteachershelper.comKatie Averyaverykatie@hotmail.com647-209-0274Whitehorse
Keith Todd and “Bone To Be Wild Quartet/Quintet"BandJazz / Swing / Latin, FunkA high-quality and high-energy instrumental group that plays swing, Latin, funk, and even a cover or two. Ideal for group gatherings, parties, weddings, or an evening of entertainment and dancing. Keith todd, trombone; Ken Searcy, drums; Jon Heaton, bass; Roger Gillies, piano; Olivier de Colombel, sax Toddtoddisenior@hotmail.com867-335-5016Whitehorse
Kim BeggsSolo, Duo, Trio, BandFolk, Roots, Country, Bluegrass, Singer-SongwriterDrawing from a song repertoire of over 60 originals & over 30 tasteful covers, Kim Beggs can fill a room with beautiful, vocally evocative music. She’s been honoured with 6 Western Canadian Music Award nominations & 3 Canadian Folk Music Awards and has toured Canada, the USA & Europe.http://www.kimbeggs.comKim Beggskimbeggs@gmail.com8673348696Whitehorse
Klondike MikeSoloKlondike Goldrush FolkA rollicking "complete 30-minute history" of the Klondike Gold Rush told in poetry and song. Klondike Mike is a Yukon character and a favourite of visitors looking for local colour and a taste of what is was like in the glory days of the great Gold Rush. Mike holds a Master's degree in Northern Canadian History.Michael Brooksyukonmichael@gmail.com867-633-6402Whitehorse
Madi DixonSoloPop, Country, Folk, RockMadi Dixon has been a regular performer around the Yukons music scene for the past 10 years. When on stage as a solo artist she prefers her acoustic guitar and sings many original songs as well as cover tunes ranging from pop, country, classic rock and folk genres. Dixonbechopand@live.com867-332-5545Whitehorse
Michael BrooksSoloFamily / Children'sMichael has been performing original children's music for over 20 years. From Toronto's Rogers dome (Skydome) to the Dawson City Dome, Michael's concerts are always fun for children as they become part of the show. The late Peter Gzowski, host of CBC Morningside, described him as a "Northern Canadian Children's Superstar".Michael Brooksyukonmichael@gmail.com867-633-6402Whitehorse
Murray MunnSoloBlues, Singer-Songwriter, Folk, CelticAn eclectic musician, Murray plays laid-back songs by Bruce Cockburn and Bob Dylan, as well as originals that run the gamut from blues to jazzy to singer-songwriter, and even an instrumental Celtic reel. He plays guitar (fingerstyle & with a pick), plus mandolin and bouzouki. Munnm_munn@hotmail.com867-393-2578Whitehorse
Nicholas Mah and Anne Turner Jazz DuoDuoJazz / Swing / LatinThis duo features Nicholas Mah on guitar. Nick is well known about town for his classical guitar playing and this duo features him in a jazz setting along with Anne Turner on bass. The duo is perfectly suited to more intimate occasions such as wine and cheese events, fine dining, weddings, and special celebrations.Anne Turneranneturner@northwestel.net867-668-6586Whitehorse
Nicole Edwards & Andrea McColemanDuoSinger-Songwriter, Pop, Jazz / Swing / LatinPerforming a mix of original compositions, jazz and pop featuring Nicole on vocals and Andrea on piano, percussion, and accordion. Andrea is a multi-instrumentalist, arranger, composer, teacher and mom, a first-call musician for countless projects. Nicole's voice is equal parts grit, smoke and confection, and she is well-known as Yukon’s premiere folk-rock-jazz-blues diva.http://www.NicoleEdwardsMusic.comNicole Edwardshappiness@northwestel.net867-633-3519Whitehorse
Nicole Edwards & Annie AveryDuoJazz / Swing / Latin, BluesNicole & Annie's love of music is contagious. They will Jazz up your night, Swing your socks off and melt your Blues away. Annie has been a teacher, performer, and songwriter for over 30 years. Nicole's voice is equal parts grit, smoke and confection, and she is well-known as Yukon’s premiere folk-rock-jazz-blues diva.http://www.NicoleEdwardsMusic.comNicole Edwardshappiness@northwestel.net867-633-3519Whitehorse
Nicole Edwards & the Joy SeekersBandDance, Blues, Jazz / Swing / LatinA 4-6 piece dance band featuring Annie Avery on keys, Paul Bergman on bass, Marc Paradis on drums and optional electric guitar by Bob Hamilton for extra danceability. Add a saxophone for an extra-special musical experience. The band has soul, funk, and more groove than a stack of LPs.http://www.NicoleEdwardsMusic.comNicole Edwardshappiness@northwestel.net867-633-3519Whitehorse
Nicole Edwards Jazz TrioTrioJazz / Swing / Latin, BluesThis trio will Jazz up your night, Swing your socks off and melt your Blues away. Featuring Annie Avery on piano, Paul Bergman on upright bass and Nicole Edwards on vocals. Appropriate for concert venues as well as environment music. Also available with drummer Marc Paradis. http://www.NicoleEdwardsMusic.comNicole Edwardshappiness@northwestel.net867-633-3519Whitehorse
Nicole Edwards sings with PUPPETSTrio, BandPop, Jazz / Swing / Latin, Family / Children'sThis new, unique act will delight audiences of all ages! Nicole has a gift for connecting with audiences. Rob is a performer and teacher of the didgeridoo . . . and now a puppet-builder. Accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Andrea McColeman, Nicole and Rob create an entertaining family-friendly act with songs, singing puppets, didgeridoo, and surprises.http://www.NicoleEdwardsMusic.comNicole Edwardshappiness@northwestel.net867-633-3519Whitehorse
Parker Thomas Jazz ConspiracyBandJazz / Swing / LatinThe Parker Thomas Jazz Conspiracy is an ongoing project whose intent is to encourage and promote improvisational music. It was founded by Tom Connor in Guelph Ontario in 1991 and now includes some of Yukon's finest jazz players. The band's repertoire covers up-tempo jazz, Latin, funk, bebop, and samba.Tom Connorgrimcon@northwestel.net867-456-4342Whitehorse
Roxx HunterSolo, Duo, Trio, BandRock, FolkAs a musician, band leader, and producer I can provide entertainment to suit any event from background dinner music, to fun duo and trio events for wine and cheese socials, to full on dances with big production.http://www.RoxxHunter.comRoxx HunterRoxx@RoxxHunter.com867-336-1903Whitehorse
Second CousinsBandBluegrassSecond Cousins plays an eclectic mix of bluegrass, roots, and alt-country. Original music mixes with bluegrass standards mixes with covers of Corb, Fred, Steve, Dolly, Axl and Prince . . . all on bluegrass instrumentation. Band members are Scott Keesey (guitar, vocals), Thane Phillips (mandolin, vocals), Mark Nelson (banjo), Jon Heaton (dobro), Scott Wilson (double bass)http://www.secondcousinsyukon.comScott Wilsonscott@kusawa.net867-668-4518Whitehorse
Soir de SemaineBandRock, Reggae, Funk, DanceSoir de Semaine fuses Franco-rock with ska, reggae, folk, and funk. This band of “children at heart” compels audience participation and creates a visually rambunctious show, with costumes and painted faces. The band has played shows in schools, bars, and festivals, including the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and Les Francofolies in Montreal. http://www.soirdesemaine.comAlain Desrochersalain@soirdesemaine.com867-667-2324Whitehorse
Speed ControlBandRock, Pop, Wedding, Dance, Singer-SongwriterDance the night away with this fun, energetic rock band! Speed Control takes you through all the classics, all the new tunes, and all the ROCK you love. They’ll play requests and work a set list tailored to your event. Speed Control features Yukon’s rock ambassadors brothers Graeme and Jody Peters with drummer Ian March. http://speedcontrol.caDebbie Petersdebbie@magnumom.ca867-333-0441Whitehorse
The BIG BandBandJazz / Swing / Latin, DanceThe BIG Band will transport you to a time when live music reigned supreme. The 18-piece band, founded in 1990, has played every major Yukon festival, with repertoire ranging from 1940's classics to the latest big band arrangements. This high-quality musical entertainment can be tailored to the event, whether it's a concert, dance, or program setting.http://bigband.caColleen McCarthy, Wally Hidingerinfo@bigband.ca867-667-6602Whitehorse
The Blue WarblersDuo, Trio, BandOld TimeThe Blue Warblers duo is a celebration of the spirit of vocally-driven old time music that highlights beautiful fractures in more than just the written word, but also in the vocal explorations of two campfire girls who have lived and grown in the Yukon for more than twenty years. Banjo, guitar, and beautiful harmonies.http://www.thebluewarblers.comNatalie Edelson, Kim Beggsthebluewarblers@gmail.com867-334-8696Whitehorse
The Midnight Sons BandBandRock, BluesThe Midnight Sons Band has been together for just over 2 years, but has already toured western Canada three times and performed at multiple music festivals. Their melodic guitar riffs combine with gritty lyrics on the good and the bad of young manhood and life north of 60.http://www.themidnightsons.caJay Whitewhitepromotions@northwestel.net867-334-2953Whitehorse
Trio ManoucheTrioJazz / Swing / Latin, GypsyTrio Manouche performs swing, Latin, and gypsy jazz from the 30's and 40’s in the spirit of the French guitarist Django Reinhardt and the Quintet of the Hot Club of France. Let their rich acoustic sound transport you into that era of European jazz. With Renald Jauvin (guitar), Gordon Miller (guitar), and Anne Turner (double bass).Renald Jauvinroyjauvin@northwestel.net867-667-6876Whitehorse
Two Piano TornadoDuoJazz / Swing / LatinTwo Piano Tornado is an unpredictable vortex that will pick you up and deposit you in another realm, surrounding you with swirling riffs improvised completely from what they hear in the moment. Never the same, always changing direction, spinning through both standard and original tunes, Annie Avery and Grant Simpson are a true force of nature.http://www.twopianotornado.comAnnie Averycrowrec@northwestel.net867-668-5102Whitehorse
Whitehorse String EnsembleBandClassicalThe Whitehorse String Ensemble has been playing together for years, a small chamber group with violins, violas, and cellos. It is devoted to playing devoted to playing small string ensemble music, mainly classical, but also some contemporary or popular music.Fumi Torigai or Pam or phsinclair@northwestel.net867-393-2588Whitehorse