Regina Show – January 17, 2019
It was a cold Thursday night in Regina but The Jerry Cans and Joshua Qaumariaq warmed up the sold out crowd with their high-energy uplifting show.
Joshua Qaumariaq started it off with a great blues/rock set. He was the lead singer of the band called The Trade-offs, which you can listen to below. He has a great blues voice and is a talented guitar player. He was backed by Brendan and Steve from The Jerry Cans for this tour and was a good start for the night.
The Jerry Cans kicked it up a notch when they took the stage. They made sure there was an area at the front of the stage for dancing and dance we did. Regina crowds are a bit on the reserved side, but The Jerry Cans managed to get us up and moving. There is a lot of talent in this band and together they make music that warms the heart and uplifts your spirit. Nancy’s throat singing and Gina’s violin playing add so much to their sound. Being the percussion loving person I am, I of course loved Steve’s drums as well. Brendan and Andrew weren’t so shabby either, holding it down on bass and fronting the band. Andrew was entertaining us with his banter as well. We went off into the cold feeling much warmer and ready to take on winter.
The Jerry Cans create music inspired by their hometown of Iqaluit, Nunavut, and life in the Canadian Arctic. With a unique mix of traditional Inuit throat singing and roots-rock sung in the Indigenous language of Inuktitut, The Jerry Cans are a distinctly Northern sound. The band is passionate about helping to preserve the Inuktitut language and are committed to challenging common misconceptions about life in the North. Their high energy performances have thrilled audiences in countries all across the globe including Australia, Scotland, Greenland, Cuba and Norway.
Andrew Morrison (Vocals/Guitar)
Nancy Mike (Accordion/Throat Singing)
Gina Burgess (Violin)
Brendan Doherty (Bass)
Steve Rigby (Drums)