Northern Quarter formed in May 2017 and have been successfully working as a covers band, blending modern contemporary pop favourites with old school jazz and blues vibes and playing most of the venues in the Bow Valley as well as Calgary, Fernie, Revelstoke, all the while working away writing and recording original songs. This creative effort has resulted in their debut EP COLD DARK NIGHT, which was nominated at this years YYC Music Awards.
The six-track EP demonstrates the bands eclectic tastes and influences. From Folk-Rock to Indie, to Contemporary Pop, all underpinned by the beautifully smooth vocal talents of singer-songwriter Kerry Hunter, an established artist in her own right. A strong rhythm section held down by husband and wife team Dave and Wendy Crewe complement the intricate and melodic guitars of Carlos Nadeau. In addition, lush orchestration is provided via samples played on a drum pad.
A new album is currently being recorded, and a selection of these songs were recently filmed for a new TV show called ‘The Moment’ which was shot at Union Hall in Edmonton. Each show is 30 min and profiles a different upcoming Alberta artist.
Lyrically their songs range from stories of love and loss, friendship and camaraderie, travel and freedom, and optimism.