ORIGINAL MUSIC (with KERRY HUNTER)
With Phillip Alexander Nugent at The Drake Pub, Canmore
With Phillip Alexander Nugent at The Canmore Hotel
Mr Brightside (Live at Drake Pub, Canmore) - With Phillip Alexander Nugent
Photo By: Martin Boudreau
THIS IS US
Northern Quarter hail from the charming Albertan mountain town of Canmore. The indie pop group formed in 2017, and their varied influences have created a genre-spanning band with songs ranging from Indie Folk to Jazzy lounge style vibes.
Centrepiece to this line up is vocalist Kerry Hunter. The Fort Mcmurray born singer and lyricist weaves beautiful imagery with fascinating, sometimes stark tales about her own life experiences. Starting as a solo artist and playing these songs acoustically, the evolution to band songs has been an exciting journey for her.
Carlos Nadeau's guitar skills are all over every single Northern Quarter song. Carlos' unique style and highly expressive solo abilities leave their mark on everything he touches.
Backing all this up are Wendy Crewe on bass, and Dave Crewe on drums and samples. The use of samples played via a drum pad adds an extra dimension to the band. This is best demonstrated on 'Searching For Freedom', an almost orchestral, angelic opening combined with Carlos' wonderful guitar riff and arpeggiated synthesizers make this a band favourite.
2020 has been a challenging year for all, but the band has gone from strength to strength, the pinnacle of which was winning the YYC Music 'Group Of The Year' award, which was a humbling and unexpected achievement. They were also selected to be part of the soundtrack for virtual reality video game 'Groove Gunner'.
In 2023, Kerry was subbed by Phillip Alexander Nugent on vocals. With a powerful voice and incredibly energetic and entertaining personality, Northern Quarter's new era is already off to a great start!