Sinzere
 
Sinzere, the dynamic Rap-Funk artist from Calgary, Alberta, is making waves in the Canadian music scene. Her music defies conventions with cutting-edge lyrics and a cinematic sound, inspiring and empowering her listeners. She draws inspiration from legends like Queen Latifah, Notorious BIG, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, and James Brown, creating a unique fusion of genres.

Sinzere has won four YYC Music awards, been nominated for the APMIA Rosie’s Awards, and was named one of the “11 Rising Black Canadian Artists You Should Know” by Complex Canada. Her debut album, “Tabula Rasa,” made RANGE Magazine’s list of the top 25 Canadian Albums of 2022, and her track “The Mission” was recognized by Complex Canada.

Her music has gained critical acclaim, landing placements on Spotify editorial playlists, CBC’s ‘The Block,’ and ‘Diggstown.’ Sinzere’s music video for “Ric Flair Flo” received accolades, including Video of the Year at the 2023 Europe Music Video Awards and selections at prestigious film festivals.

Sinzere’s impact is undeniable, and she continues to rise as a compelling artist in the Canadian music scene while carrying a powerful message through her music.

Ray Bonneville

Acclaimed raconteur Ray Bonneville strips his bluesy Americana to its essentials and steeps it in the humid grooves of the South, creating a compelling poetry of hard living and deep feeling. His ninth release, At King Electric, delivers more than his trademark grit and groove. Rich guitar and harmonica lines resonate over spare but spunky rhythms, while Bonneville’s deep, evocative voice confesses life’s harsh realities. Whether performing solo or fronting a band, playing electric or acoustic guitar, Bonneville allows space between notes that adds potency to every chord, lick, and lyric. Often called a “song and groove man,” he began writing his own music after two decades working as a studio musician, playing rowdy rooms with blues bands, and living hard. He’s since released nine albums, won Canada’s Juno award and other prestigious honors, earned wide critical acclaim, and garnered an enthusiastic following in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

Stirling John

Stirling John is an Ojibwa Inspirational Country Artist originally from the Saugeen First Nation Reserve in Ontario, now residing in Alberta. He is deeply involved in supporting Indigenous communities, especially youth. In 2022, he released a new project with the title track “Where I’m Meant To Be,” reflecting his personal journey and commitment to community.

Stirling’s passion for music was rekindled after a career as a police officer and starting a family. He draws inspiration from artists like Paul Brandt, The Newsboys, Chris Tomlin, and Rascal Flatts, creating emotionally resonant music.

Stirling is also the first Ambassador to the Veterans Association Food Bank in Alberta and founded the Stirling John Foundation for Youth Empowerment, focusing on mentorship and leadership for young people. He has received multiple nominations and awards, including the 2023 Spiritual Artist of the Year at the Breakout West Western Canadian Music Awards and Country Music of Alberta Award.

North Stratton Pipe Band
 
Hugh Armstrong // Pipe Major. The band was formed in 2015 by Pipe Major Hugh Armstrong and Drums Sergeant Michael Hansen from the Edmonton contingent of the Grade 1 Alberta Caledonia Pipe Band and the Grade 3 Ben Nevis Pipe Band. North Stratton has traveled to the World Championships in Glasgow 5 times in it’s short 5 year existence and has received 4 top 10 finishes in Grade 2. In 2019 the band is traveling overseas twice to compete in the UK Championships, in Northern Ireland, and the World Championships, in Glasgow, Scotland.
 

Jeremy White // Drum Sergeant: Jeremy comes from Atlantic Canada where he has played in, led, and instructed bands (service and competitive) across the country. He annually travels to Brittany to compete and perform with Bagad Kemper.

Jeremy operates his own online/in person drumming studio called Jeremy White Percussion.

Philip Yamkovy // Pipe Sergeant: A founding member of North Stratton, Phil came through the Edmonton Boys Pipe Band system from 1999-2007 before joining the ranks of Alberta Caledonia from 2007-2013. After a short stint with the Los Angeles Scots, he returned back to Edmonton in 2015 to be a part of NSPB. 

No strangers to the Scottish community, Phil married a highland dancer with whom they now have two boistrous young children. 

Brooklyn Blue
 
Hailed as an old soul trapped in a young, classically trained body, and likened as the musical child of Lana Del Rey and Colter Wall, Brooklyn Blue has been dazzling crowds with her enchanting songwriting and bewitching vocals since before she could hold a microphone. Raised in Alberta, Canada, she takes her inspiration from the prairies she grew up in and the mountains she visited every weekend. Her sound captures the traditional notes of western folk while staying true to the darker, sensual americana tone that inspired her image and brand. Miss Blue’s songwriting unapologetically touches on the themes of The American dream, adolescence, love, and is deeply steeped in undertones of her spirituality.