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Ingrid Gatin

A little bit gypsy, a little bit soul, a little bit of a lot. Ingrid Gatin makes eclectic beautiful with accordion, piano, vocals, handclaps, footstomps, and tambourine. Cast as one of Winnipeg's up-and-coming singer/songwriter/arrangers, Ingrid is getting ready to take Canada by storm. Three years ago, Ingrid left the intimate music scene of Brandon, jumping into Winnipeg's vibrant music scene, where she hooked up with super cool old time roots/bluegrass band The Magnificent 7's, adding her voice and playing mandolin for two years.

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Les Jupes

Four kids from the middle of the North American continent making modern music for people living in the past. Debut album Modern Myths recorded with Arcade Fire/Stars/Little Scream producer Marcus Paquin. " epic as it is primal and as stirring as it is sad and introverted".
"...set to become one of Canada's most intriguing and complex acts."
"The swelling guitar riffs, hard drums and deep, menacing voice of Michael P Falk ensure an emotional, expressive album. An almost perfect record. One of the best debut records we’ve heard.”

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Hollow Ground

There are 3 bands using the name Hollow Ground. 1. Alternative / Metal / Rock band from Uberlândia, Brazil. 2. The Canadian Hardcore band 3. The obscure NWOBHM band that formed in the late 70s, which have only released 'Warlord EP' which is an incredibly rare 7' record that goes for $250+ in mint condition.

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Nathan Rogers

A dynamic folk baritone, Nathan Rogers was born in 1980. His songs range from the semi-traditional (Three Fishers) to the quirky (The Ballad of William and John Gibson) to the passionate (Mary's Song). As of this date (2008), he has released one album (True Stories) containing primarily his own compositions. Perhaps not incidentally, his family is among one of the most famous folk music families in Canada: his father was the late Stan Rogers) and his uncle is Garnet Rogers.

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Nathan refers both to an English singer and a Canadian band. Nathan Fagan-Gayle, known commercially as Nathan, (Nathan Haymond) is a British R&B singer, most famous for his top 40 hit single "Come into my Room", which was released on V2 Records. He has since released three other singles, including "Round and Round", which received a limited release in late 2005 and "Cold as Ice" in 2006, a promo only single.

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Royal Canoe

Royal Canoe is a group of musicians on a mission to construct ambitious, inventive music. The songs are thick with catchiness, rich in rhythm and are consistently pushing against the boundaries of pop music. They spend almost every day in a shit-hole rehearsal space writing hooks, singing through effects pedals, scrawling lyrics on scraps of paper, and constructing heavy beats in odd time signatures. They create samples by running conventional sounds through unconventional pieces of gear, drumming on bathtubs and garbage cans, listening to Big Boi and manipulating bits of old records.

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There are (at least) three bands with this name: a Canadian classic rock band; a Swedish punk band; and a Medieval/Folk band from Tasmania. Canadian rock band: Harlequin was a Canadian rock band that formed in Winnipeg in 1975 and lasted until the mid-1980s. The original members of Harlequin were vocalist George Belanger, guitarist Glen Willows, keyboard player Gary Golden, drummer David Budzak and bassist Ralph James. Harlequin signed with Epic Records in 1979 and had a string of hit singles in Canada. Their biggest hit single is "Innocence" which topped Canada's charts.

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