Heavy Blinkers

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The Heavy Blinkers
Origin Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Genres Indie pop
Years active 1998 (1998)–present
Labels Self released
Associated acts Hylozoists, Jenn Grant, Hopeful Monster, Brent Randall, Johnny Favourite Swing Orchestra
Members Jason Michael MacIsaac, David Christensen, Jenn Grant, Adam Fine, Ellen Gibling, Melanie Stone, Stewart Legere, Warda Limaye
Past members Trevor Forbes, Sandy Gribbin, Andrew Watt, Ruth Minnikin, Greg Fry

The Heavy Blinkers are a Canadian orchestrated-pop music group, formed in 1998 in Halifax.[1] They cite Brian Wilson, Serge Gainsbourg, Ennio Morricone, Paul McCartney and Harry Nilsson as influences. Since 1998, the Heavy Blinkers have released five albums and an EP. Their songs are published through Nettwerk Publishing. In January 2008, two founding members, Andrew Watt and Ruth Minnikin, left the band, leaving main songwriter Jason MacIsaac as their only remaining original member.

In 2013, the Heavy Blinkers released their 16 song album, Health.[2]


  • Hooray For Everything (Canada: Pleasant Street; 1998)
  • Heavy Blinkers (Canada: Brobdingnagan Records; 2000)
  • Better Weather (Canada: Brobdingnagian Records; 2002)
  • The Night and I Are Still So Young (Canada: Endearing Records; US: Cooking Vinyl; 2005)
  • International Pop Exchange (split with Orwell) - EP (Endearing Records; 2005)
  • Health (self released; 2013)[3]


  • Touch and Go[4] (Canadian film, provided the score)
  • Lynne Me Your Ears (2002) – "You Took My Breath Away"
  • Papa Nez: A Tribute to Michael Nesmith (2002) – "Magic"
  • G-Spot (Canadian TV series) (2005) – "Silver Crown"
  • Robson Arms (Canadian TV series) (2005) – "Filtered Light"

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Stanton Swihart. "The Heavy Blinkers | Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-07-24. 
  2. ^ Sendra, Tim. "The AllMusic Blog | Features, Lists, Stream & Download, Promotions". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2013-07-24. 
  3. ^ "The Heavy Blinkers | Discography". AllMusic. 2000-04-11. Retrieved 2013-07-24. 
  4. ^ "Touch and Go". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2013-07-24. 

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