North of Here is Caleb Sinn, Luke Jansen, Ian St. Arnaud and Will Holowaychuk.
After first piecing together an odd arsenal of instruments and modern-folk harmonies in 2012, the sounds of North of Here have grown into a rich and unique collection of voices and awfully catchy hooks. They continue to produce original music at an alarming rate in preparation for their busy year ahead. Notable influences of other Western Indie/Folk musicians such as Fleet Foxes, Dan Mangan and The Oh Hello’s permeate and encourage their vocal and instrumental style.
If there’s one thing to be expected at a North of Here show, it’s an engaged and involved crowd. If the foursome's on-stage group dynamics and the hit-or-miss wit of their banter doesn’t get you, the high-energy performance will have you stomping, clapping or singing along (possibly all three) to one song or another. Collaborative writing amongst the group is a strong point, balancing a set that is as varied in style and tune as it is original.
With all four members students at the University of Alberta, North of Here is tethered to the local camaraderie of Edmonton’s vibrant music scene. Recent highlights include headlining the Festival Place Patio Series in Sherwood Park, the Strathcona County Canada Day Festival at Broadmoor Lake, and other shows around Edmonton, including those at the U of A, The Artery, and on Whyte Avenue. After their debut EP “To The Wild,” released in early 2013, North of Here will begin production on their second EP in spring 2015.
Location: Sherwood Park, AB