Photo Credit: Victoria Anne Photography
Winnipeg, MB-based band, The Sturgeons are about to release their third album, Black and White on May 30 at the Park Theatre in Winnipeg. We had a chat with the twin brothers in advance of the release for our newest segment of Five Questions With. Enjoy!
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
We are Cal and Luke Hamilton from Winnipeg MB. We are identical twins and together are the sturgeons, and of course our other members and long time Sturgeons, Rory Verbrugge and Sean Loewen.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
Our music is down to earth, easy listening music that just makes you smile. We like to keep our music real and natural so people can relate to it yet keeping it completely original. Cal usually has an idea in mind and introduces it to me (adding drums/percussion). We work on it together to narrow down an arrangement and the lyrics just come naturally.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
We have a CD release coming up MAY 30th @ Park Theatre. Also hitting the road out west this July. (the-sturgeons.com for upcoming gigs).
I would explain our live performance like a beautiful, peaceful night around the fire. We like to keep the audience relaxed and comfortable and just to enjoy themselves taking you away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
That is a tough question. Usually releasing an album you have 1 or 2 songs that people will gravitate to and use as radio play, but after releasing 2 other albums in the past we can never really narrow it down. So many of our fans and friends seem to like different songs. When we release an album we like to keep it as a package deal not just 1 single hit on a whole album if that makes sense. You enjoy the whole album, like listening to your favourite vinyl. not just a shuffle playlist. Not that is anything wrong with that either. haha. However, if I had to narrow it down “One more Song” on our new album “Black and White” seems to some up what we’re all about. There is also “Jaybird” or “broken legs” from our first album “The Woodshop”.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
We LOVE Canadian music, its hard to narrow down some bands. We are huge fans of the Winnipeg music scene with so much talent here. Small Glories would be one that blows us away. Sweet Alibi, who will be joining us on May 30th. Past couple years we have been listening to Deep Dark Woods a lot as well. Others we like would be Kayla Luky, Ridley Bent, Bros. Landreth.
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.