Whitehorse (band)

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Whitehorse
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Melissa McClelland and Luke Doucet
Background information
Origin Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Genres folk rock
Years active 2011 (2011)–present
Labels Six Shooter
Website whitehorsemusic.ca
Members Luke Doucet
Melissa McClelland

Whitehorse is a Canadian folk rock band, whose members are Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland.[1] Doucet and McClelland were both established and successful singer-songwriters in their own right, both before and after they married in 2006, but opted in 2011 to put their solo careers on hold to work together as a band.[1]

The duo have released two albums and an EP on Six Shooter Records.[2] They are currently based in Hamilton, Ontario.[3]

In July 2013, their second album The Fate of the World Depends on This Kiss was shortlisted for the 2013 Polaris Music Prize.[4] That year, they also played their first show at Massey Hall, one of Canada's most storied music venues; to mark the occasion, they released The Road to Massey Hall, an EP comprising cover versions of songs written and performed by other artists who had previously performed there.

In 2014, they released Éphémère sans repère, an EP of French language versions of several of their songs.[5] Lyric translations for the EP were provided by Pierre Marchand.[5]

Their third full-length album, Leave No Bridge Unburned, was released on February 17, 2015.[6]

Discography[edit]

Awards[edit]

2012 Hamilton Music Awards

  • Winner: Adult Alternative Recording of the Year: The Fate of the World Depends on This Kiss
  • Nominated for Songwriter of the Year: Whitehorse for The Fate of the World Depends on This Kiss
  • Nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year: Melissa McClelland, Whitehorse
  • Nominated for Record of the Year: The Fate of the World Depends on This Kiss

2012 Canadian Folk Music Awards

  • Nominated for Contemporary Album of the Year: Whitehorse for Whitehorse
  • Nominated for Vocal Group of the Year: Whitehorse for Whitehorse
  • Nominated for Ensemble of the Year: Whitehorse for Whitehorse

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