Chungus is a new emerging alternative band from Fernie, BC. They are a highly energetic female fronted band. They pride themselves on playing tight music while putting on a fantastically fun live performance. Like their name suggests, they like to keep it big, chunky and loud. Voted best bass player last year.
What started as a love of playing improv music in the attic of an old farm house in Canyon has evolved into a special blend of Kootenay rock that is Creston’s own Goat River Men’s Choir. This year Dustin Rogers, one of the original improv-ers, has rejoined the mix, along with Mike Adsett, Bryce Loughran and Scott Bayley. These four have spent the winter writing original songs and developing their own unique sound - full of harmonies and expressive lyrics - and mostly having enough fun to fill both grain elevators in town. Voted Best Harmonies last year.
We are a 5 piece fun and lighthearted folk rock band from the Creston Valley. We’ve known each other for some time and started playing music together this past year. We are excited to connect with others through our music and always enjoy playing at the friendly local venues.
Wayne Shunter is a former groovy, professional keyboard player, singer and songwriter. He has played with most recently Velle and Kootenay Soul, Kronik, SideShow Attraction and StarShip. Next we have James Jost, guitar player extraordinaire who has recently moved here from Nelson. Aaron Weitman, the coolest cat you ever did see, and joining us on the kit is Clements Verhoeven. You will never be the same again! Voted best keyboard player Battle of the Bands 2022.
Warren Blackmore is going by the stage name Love War. He is an incredible Singer-Songwriter and musician from the Creston Valley. Spending most of his time writing lyrics about his personal life, he creates music to feel, inspire and heal.
Magik Merlin was born and raised in a small community known as Bountiful, BC, located 15 minutes outside of Creston BC. Growing up, he was very passionate about sports and athletics. Throughout his childhood he always had a passion and desire to create music, but it wasn’t until his teenage years he started to master the art of rap through descriptive word play. Magik Merlin released his debut album in 2022 titled “Magik on Mushrooms.” This specific album is a collection of songs written about his struggle with alcohol and substance abuse. He is set to release his 2nd album later this year, which will be in the pop genre.
This is my solo project, I started 12 years ago, after several years of bands breaking up and not being able to find anyone dedicated to writing original music in Fernie. I am currently writing again and looking into recording and working towards putting a band back together to tour, book and play in BC and ALTA.
Bella Cat is an incredible performer who leaves you shaking in your seats with tears, goosebumps, and fulfillment. There is no competition when it comes to the original music Bella sings and writes, she is truly a one-of-a-kind performer. Bella Cat is an incredible performer who leaves you shaking in your seats with tears, goosebumps, and fulfillment. There is no competition when it comes to the original music Bella sings and writes, she is truly a one-of-a-kind performer.