PINE NEEDLE MOUNTAIN BIKE & MUSIC FESTIVAL
Little Red River Park - Sunday June 3rd, 2018
Come out and enjoy a day of amazing music in the beautiful setting of Little Red River Park! From 11am to 5pm there will be a solid lineup of bands from across Saskatchewan. The best part is there is NO ADMISSION! It is totally FREE to come out and take in the Pine Needle Music Festival!
2018 Festival Lineup
11:00AM - HYV
12:00PM - Ellen and The Hot Toddies
1:00PM - Sway
2:00PM - Dukes Under Fire
3:00PM - The Garrys
4:00pm - The Steadies
The Steadies are a high-energy power trio from Saskatoon/Edmonton who mix pop, rock, funk and reggae creating a sound they’ve dubbed, ‘island-rock’. Frontman Earl Pereira was the bassist and founding member of multi-platinum band Wide Mouth Mason. He is a 3-time JUNO nominee, 9-time WCMA winner and has toured opening for music icons the Rolling Stones, the Guess Who, AC/DC, the Tragically Hip and many others. The Steadies’ latest album release, Love Revolution, has received national radio play on CBC, nearly 100,000 online views, landed the band featured articles in Canadian Musician Magazine, Punchland, nation newspapers and more. Previous releases have garnered a top 50 hit on pop radio and a WCMA nomination. In May 2017, the band completed a 17-date tour of China and South Korea and shortly after, lost their guitarist Justin 'Juice' Lee to a tragic brain aneurysm. With help from their old friends Lex Justice stepping in on guitar and drummer Kurtis
‘Kusch’Schultz, the band toured across Canada in honour of their brother calling it the ‘For Juice With Love Tour’. In 2018, The Steadies will record an album, followed by Europe and cross-Canada tours to support the new release. HIGHLIGHTS Played over 700 shows including performances with The Roots, Ziggy Marley, K-OS, Arrested Development, The Wailers, Blue Rodeo, Sam Roberts and more. Headlined numerous festivals across Canada, showcased at the Olympics, the Grey Cup, the JUNO Awards, the Western Canadian Music Awards, Canadian Music Week and other industry conferences. National television features on TSN, SHAW, CBC, GLOBAL and CTV. National print and online features in Canadian Musician Magazine, National Post, Chart Attack Magazine, Metro, Globe & Mail, Punchland (New York) and more.
Song placements with SaskTourism, the Canadian Ministry of Health and SaskFilm. Previous releases have earned the band a top-50 hit, national radio play on CBC, and a Western Canadian Music Award nomination. TESTAMONIALS SK Jazz Festival - Kevin Tobin - Festival Manager “Not only is The Steadies’ crew professional and a pleasure to work with—more importantly the band is first class, and deserve more opportunities to spread their infectious good vibe sound to a larger and diverse audience.”Nakusp Music Festival - Willi Jahnke - President “The Steadies performed here at the Nakusp Music Festival. What a band and what a show! I can't praise them enough. The Steadies are a band which I can recommend to anybody who wants a truly amazing show. I sure will book them back.”
Planet S Magazine - Craig Siliphant - Entertainment Writer “Earl Pereira’s ‘little’ side project has become a much talked about band. With funk-laden hooks and irresistible jams, this outfit packs a punch.”Summer Solstice Festival - Ryan DeAlwis - Festival Producer “The Steadies rocked my aura at Solstice! They made the night. The dance floor was rumbling with strobes of movement and laughter. I couldn't imagine, nor would I want to imagine, Solstice without The Steadies.”
The Garrys are a trio of sisters from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada who play garage surf pop doowop. Their harmonies are dreamy and precise, and their instrumentation stays true to the likes of Dick
Dale and early Beatles. Formed in the spring of 2015, The Garrys pull a strong influence from early reverb rock ‘n roll and 1950s era vocal harmonies. If Ed Sullivan went on a date with the Shangri-Las, they
would eat ice cream sandwiches and dance to The Garrys. Like father, like daughters (s). The Garrys are Erica Maier, Julie Maier and Lenore Maier.
Ellen and the Hot Toddies
Hailing from a dairy farm in Saskatchewan, young hip-swinger folk-singer Ellen Froese is a songwriter who also plays in bluegrass/folk group In With The Old. With performances including Folk Alliance International and Merlefest, this songstress has been busy enchanting audiences with her charming stage presence and traditional folk sounds. Add Saskatoon super group the Hot Toddies into the equation [Emmett Fortosky (Minivandal), Matt Joyal (the Classy Chassys), and Dylan Cooper (Von Jumbo)], and you get a mish-mash of country, rock ‘n’ roll revival, jazz, and rockabilly sounds to get the cats movin’ and groovin’.
LJ Tyson and Zachary Kerr are HYV. The Canadian duo formed HYV after many years of playing in various punk and indie rock groups together. HYV is blend of pop, rock, and dance music. Times Are Tough is the name of the debut EP by HYV. The EP is written about living in modern society and adapting to a new world. Mental health, LGBT, and dysfunctional relationships are a few themes explored on the EP.
Sway blends an eclectic mix of pop, reggae, retro, electro, ethno-dance and original music from around the globe that is bang on for dancing like nobody’s watching! Based in Prince Albert, Sway features Meryl Wood on bass/vocals; Cecile Miller on percussion; Rich Miller on keys/vocals; Donna Bergen on guitar/vocals, and Bill Bray on guitar. Influences include Alice Merton, Portugal the Man, Gotan Project, Toots & the Maytals, Parov Stelar, The Mavericks, Shantel, Glenn Morrison, Mungo's HI-FI and Rich Miller. Sway has performed at numerous regional events including Wolf Back a Beer, The P.A. Street Fair, Rock Trout Café, and is ecstatic to be invited back to the Pine Needle Mountain Bike & Music Festival!
Dukes Under Fire
Dukes Under Fire formed in 2012 in the small town of Hafford, SK by brothers Jordan (drums/vocals) and Jason Gall (guitar & lead vocals). After a few lineup changes, the band settled in 2015 with Riley Baker on bass and Myk Ulan-Hohol on guitar. The group is a rock and roll mosaic with influences stemming from 60's British rock, 70's Southern rock and modern-day rock revivalists such as Rival Sons and The Raconteurs. .
We are extremely excited to announce PA's own Kelly Taylor as our emcee for the day! Kelly has risen to the top of Canada's comedians.
- 2nd Place Just For Laughs Homegrown Competition
- Named Canadian College Comedian Of The Year
- Appearances at The Vancouver Comedy Festival
and Halifax Comedy Festival
Over the past 6 years the Festival has had Bombargo, The Wolfe, All Mighty Voice, Jeffery Straker, In With The Old and Zoo Lion, Friends of Foes and Ponteix.