Union Duke: Like a musical locomotive hurtling ’round the bend, Union Duke is a Toronto folk quintet that’s taking the world by storm – one captivating performance at a time. Bridging soulful indie rock with bluegrass and country, these city-slickin’ whipper-snappers unleash soaring vocal harmonies over heel-stomping beats, in a growing collection of irresistible songs that set hearts and dance floors ablaze.
Common Deer: Common Deer came together in 2014 to begin crafting musical performances that would resonate. The band has deep familial ties, having two sets of siblings in the 5 man troop, and utilizes the deep bonds they have with each other to compose music which invites audiences to feel at one with the group.
Inspired by the integration of classical string instruments into modern riffs, the band formed around Adam’s mastery of classical cello, and Graham’s violin, leveraging strings as the springboard for their self dubbed Orchestral Indie.
All aspects of the band’s music derive from a central focus on classical strings, merging old European composition with the western frontier folk story.