Pinawa LGD | Aug 11, 2017
Eastern Manitoba Concert Association (EMCA) presents
Derina Harvey Band
(Traditinoal / East Coast)
Friday, February 16, 2018
Pinawa Community Centre
For information please contact
Mary-Anne or Brian at 204-345-6077
Fearless front-woman Derina Harvey leads this Alberta-based Celtic-rock act, who offer an authentic east-coast experience with a fresh take on traditional tunes as well as their own original jigs and reels. Their rocky, rhythmic undertow is layered with guitars, fiddle, and topped by Derina’s powerful voice. These transplanted east-coastershave earned a reputation with their high-energy live show, leaving many an audience out-of-breath and hollering from their seats!
2017 has seen the group expand their touring footprint due to several successful showcases across Western Canada in 2015 and 2016. The band’s first performance in the United States was in October, 2017, at the Arts Northwest Booking Conference in Tacoma, WA, where they received the award for Best Showcase.
The group has logged over 120 performances in the last two years, with many of these on the performing arts and festival circuits, including tour dates in Western Canada, Newfoundland, and even the Northwest Territories. The band has been featured at George Street Festival (St. John’s, NL) three times, opening for the Newfoundland act Shanneyganock. They have shared the stage with other east-coast favourites including Ron Hynes, Jimmy Rankin, The Irish Descendants, Pogey, and even some rock acts such as The Trews, Kim Mitchell, and Trooper.
The band has two full length recordings to their credit. Their self-titled debut album (2013) has garnered radio airplay across Canada, and their second album Rove and Go (2016) has become even more widespread, being added at over 30 stations across Canada and tracking at #65 on CKUA’s top-played albums for 2016. The band was also nominated for an Edmonton Music Award in 2016 in the “Artist to Watch” category.