Forest Pilots is as loud as they are thought provoking. Best described as adaptable, their playing style quickly shifts between heavy, metal influenced riffs, to mellow and spacious psychedelia. The young progressive rock trio consists of: Troy Graham (Percussion/Vocals), John Pelland (Bass Guitar), and Tanner Stregger (Guitar/Lead Vocals). All three members grew up in the south end of Winnipeg MB, and have a history of musical endeavors. They share an intense and passionate drive to spread messages and tell stories through their music.
THE BOY & THE SEA
The Boy & The Sea is a hard-hitting indie-rock group bringing together the earnest storytelling of an indie songwriter with the irresistible swagger and polish of modern pop. In March 2017, the band released the Frail EP, a collection of songs from frontman Mike Burnard, which brought them to local radio and launched a successful year of performing across their home province of Manitoba. With a new sound and a bold musical vision, The Boy & The Sea has completed their debut full-length album, “Common Ghosts” – a gripping and emotional concept album that will shake and provoke listeners with meticulously crafted lyrics and richly cinematic composition.
Erika Fowler is an 18-year-old singer/songwriter from Winnipeg. She has played guitar for eight years, and has experience playing many other instruments. She has been performing in public since she was 11 years old, and began writing her own songs and composing in 2013. Her style is primarily Indie/Folk, but she has experience performing in a wide variety of genres including classical, jazz, choral music, French language, and musical theatre. In February 2016 she received the grand prize at La Chicane Electrique, organized by 100Nons. She has performed at Winnipeg Folk Festival three times through the Young Performers Program. Her first single ‘Oublié’ was released on December 16, 2016. Her single ‘Stay’ was selected in the 2017 CBC Searchlight competition in the top 25 of over 2000 entries across Canada. Monika Platek of the CBC described Erika as one of the “10 young musicians you need to hear,” warning that, “Fowler sings with such ease and grace…. If you find yourself forgetting she’s just sixteen as you listen to this, we’re guilty of the same thing.” Craig Mannix of Sony Entertainment Canada said, “Great voice, she might be the best guitar player in the bunch. At 16 she can only get better.” Her debut EP, Stay was released in 2017