Ghostkeeper (band)

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Origin Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Genres Pop
Years active 2008–present
Labels Flemish Eye (Canada)
Saved by Radio
Website [1]
Members Shane Ghostkeeper
Sarah Houle
Ryan Bourne
Eric Hamelin
Past members Scott Monro
Jay Crocker
Ian Jarvis
George Ghostkeeper

Ghostkeeper The music of Ghostkeeper is a continually-evolving organism; the defining aspect of all their music to date, coursing through each of their evolutionary stages, is that the band truly sounds like no one else. The current iteration of the band – uniting core members/vocalists Shane Ghostkeeper and Sarah Houle with drummer Eric Hamelin (Chad VanGaalen, Nomoreshapes) and bassist Ryan Bourne (Sleepkit, Devonian Gardens, Chad VanGaalen) – has carved out Ghostkeeper’s most unique soundworld to date. Their songs incorporate elements of '60s girl-group melodies, dashes of country royalty- Lynn, Wynette, and Cline -, and a profound melodic sense drawn equally from ‘90s indie rock, African pop, and traditional Aboriginal pow wow music. And the results are as catchy as they are singular. The group takes its name from main songwriter: Shane Ghostkeeper. Their debut album Children of the Great Northern Muskeg was released on Saved by Radio on July 15, 2008 in Canada.[1] The band's second album, titled Ghostkeeper, was released on March 9, 2010 by Flemish Eye Records.[2]

Ghostkeeper - Children of the Great Northern Muskeg[edit]

Ghostkeeper's debut album, Children of the Great Northern Muskeg, was recorded by Lorrie Matheson. It gained positive recognition from music publications including Exclaim!,[3] and iheartmusic.[4]

Ghostkeeper - Ghostkeeper[edit]

Ghostkeeper's second, self-titled,[2] album, recorded by Jay Crocker and Scott Munro,[2] gained further positive recognition from music publications including See Magazine,[5] Eye Weekly,[6] and Exclaim!.[7] and Vue Weekly.[8] The album, released on Flemish Eye Records, served as a strong musical document of both Shane Ghostkeeper and Sarah Houle's northern Albertan origins. The album debuted at #32 on Earshot's Top 50 for the week of March 2, 2010,[9] #6 on Chart Attack's Top 30 for the week of March 9, 2010 [10] and at #28 on CBC Radio 3's Top 30 for the week of March 6, 2010.[11]



  • Shane Ghostkeeper (guitar, vocals)
  • Sarah Houle (drums synth, vocals)
  • Ryan Bourne (multiple instruments)
  • Eric Hamelin (drums)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Ghostkeeper's Children of the Great Northern Muskeg: Saved By Radio - Calgary's most eclectic record label". Saved By Radio. 2004-02-18. Retrieved 2010-03-30. 
  2. ^ a b c "Ghostkeeper : Ghostkeeper". Flemish Eye. Retrieved 2010-03-30. 
  3. ^ "Exclaim! Canada's Music Authority". Retrieved 2010-03-30. 
  4. ^ "This one's a 'keeper. - i(heart)music". 2008-06-26. Archived from the original on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2010-03-30. 
  5. ^ "SEE - Edmonton Music - Music Feature - Listen". 2010-03-04. Archived from the original on 2012-03-09. Retrieved 2010-03-30. 
  6. ^ "Ghostkeeper - The EYE WEEKLY Interview". 2010-03-03. Archived from the original on 2011-08-13. Retrieved 2010-03-30. 
  7. ^ "Ghostkeeper - "By Morning"". 2010-02-03. Retrieved 2010-03-30. 
  8. ^ "Edmonton's 100% Independent Weekly : Prevue - Women". Vue Weekly. 2008-06-12. Retrieved 2010-03-30. 
  9. ^ "!earshot : charts". 2010-03-23. Retrieved 2010-03-30. 
  10. ^ "Charts". CHARTattack. Archived from the original on 2010-03-30. Retrieved 2010-03-30. 
  11. ^ "CBC Radio 3 Podcast - R3-30 - Crart 181". Retrieved 2010-03-30. 

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