A six-piece line-up from Lethbridge, Junkman's Quire boasts a unique blend of influences. Equally comfortable with driving twin-fiddle and cello celtic traditional tunes, sax-powered jazz and rocking originals, the Quire has a sound that you really won't hear anywhere else.
Winning the South Country Fair's songwriting competition in 2013 and shortlisted for the Ship and Anchor's 2016 songwriting competition, Junkman's Quire makes stand-out music. Junkman's Quire also put the bling into bilingual and can do (and have done) shows in both official languages. Junkman's Quire parle français aussi et est capable de faire des prestations dans les deux langues officielles!
vocals, cello, guitar, balalaika, translator
Grew up playing classical and Celtic music in Scotland. Studied balalaika in Russia, picked up some French chansons in Paris, fomer member of the incomparable St Georges Balalaika Orchestra. Learned a little bluegrass in Ohio, played in the Sault Ste Marie symphony orchestra... Writing and performing in Southern Alberta since 2006. Been singing in the Quire since the beginning. Also performs solo material and with the Lethbridge symphony, Cellissimo ensemble and other groups. Good at translating. Bad at many mainly manly tasks.
Violin, Viola, Vocals
Megan Brown is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist out of Lethbridge Alberta. Her musical career began at age three with the violin. Expanding from the classical training of her youth, Megan has developed a sound all her own which spans multiple genres from classical to country to blues.
Megan has collaborated with a variety of artists/ensembles including the award winning afro-celtic fusion band Dr. Zoo, The Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra, boogie-blues artist Papa King and esoteric folk group The Dearly Departed. She is also the recipient of the prestigious Rose Primachuk award.
Tom Scott originally from Calgary grew up learning an assortment for rigs and jigs with the Bow Valley fiddlers. He has always played in some sort of music group and continues to keep music fun. Tom currently lives in Lethbridge and gets to share his passion for music by teaching the violin at the school where he works.
Tom enjoys the little things in life: A cup of black coffee on a winter morning, the smell after it rains, and Mum’s homemade hamburgers.
This basically sums him up.