Bruce Peninsula (band)

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Bruce Peninsula
Bruce Peninsula (band).jpg
Bruce Peninsula, April 2010
Background information
Origin Ontario, Canada
Genres Indie rock
Years active 2006 (2006)–present
Labels Bruce Trail,
Outside Music,
Hand Drawn Dracula
Members Matt Cully
Misha Bower
Neil Haverty
Andrew Barker
Steve McKay

Bruce Peninsula is a Canadian indie rock band, whose style has been described as "a near indescribable and rousing potpourri of prog, gospel, folk, rock, pop and country."[1]

Formed in 2006,[1] the band consists of core members Matt Cully on vocals and guitar, Misha Bower on vocals, Neil Haverty on vocals, guitar and metallophone, Andrew Barker on bass guitar and lap steel and Steve McKay on drums. Bruce Peninsula also regularly features a large choir section, currently made up of Tamara Lindeman (The Weather Station), Ivy Mairi, Daniella Gesundheit (Snowblink) and Kari Peddle. The choir has previously included Katie Stelmanis (Austra), Casey Mecija (Ohbijou), Isla Craig, Amy Learmonth (the Youngest), Taylor Kirk (Timber Timbre) and Christienne Chesney.

The band's debut album, A Mountain Is a Mouth, was released February 3, 2009 on their own Bruce Trail Records.[2] The album was named to the preliminary longlist for the 2009 Polaris Music Prize on June 15.[3] Their second album, Open Flames, was released in October 2011 on Hand Drawn Dracula.

In 2012, the band released a 14-minute song cycle entitled 'Of Songs'. [4]




  • Debut 7" (2008)


  • Of Songs (2012)



The music of Bruce Peninsula is also featured in the independent film Small Town Murder Songs.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Non-linear history lessons"[permanent dead link]. Hour, February 5, 2009.
  2. ^ Whibbs, Chris."The Harmony of Bruce Peninsula", Exclaim!, February 2009.
  3. ^ "CBC Radio3 Announces Polaris Prize Longlist", June 15, 2009.
  4. ^ Sarah, Murphy. "Bruce Peninsula 'Of Songs'". Exclaim. Retrieved 30 January 2015. 

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