Ghostkeeper (band)

Ghostkeeper is a Canadian experimental pop/rock band led by Shane Ghostkeeper,[1] who writes most of the songs, and includes members Sarah Houle, drummer Eric Hamelin and bassist Ryan Bourne. Their songs combine elements of '60s girl-group melodies, country music, ‘90s indie rock,[2] African pop, and traditional Aboriginal pow wow music.

Ghostkeeper
Ghostkeeper in 2016
Ghostkeeper in 2016
Background information
OriginCalgary, Alberta, Canada
GenresPop
Psychedelic/Rock'n'roll
Years active2008–present
LabelsFlemish Eye (Canada)
Saved by Radio
Websiteghostkeeper.bandcamp.com
MembersShane Ghostkeeper
Sarah Houle
Ryan Bourne
Eric Hamelin
Past membersScott Monro
Jay Crocker
Ian Jarvis
George Ghostkeeper

HistoryEdit

Ghostkeeper's debut album Children of the Great Northern Muskeg was released on Saved by Radio in July 2008 in Canada.[3] It was recorded by Lorrie Matheson.[4]

The band's second album, titled Ghostkeeper, was released in March, 2010 by Flemish Eye Records.[5] It was recorded by Jay Crocker and Scott Munro.[6][7][8] The album, released on Flemish Eye Records, focuses on both Shane Ghostkeeper and Sarah Houle's northern Albertan origins. The album debuted at #32 on Earshot's Top 50,[9] #6 on Chart Attack's Top 30[10] and at #28 on CBC Radio 3's Top 30 in the first week of March, 2010.[11]

In 2012 Ghostkeeper release an album, Horse Chief! War Thief!, on the Saved by Radio label.[12] In 2017 the band recorded another album, Sheer Blouse Buffalo Knocks.[13]

DiscographyEdit

  • Children of the Great Northern Muskeg (Saved by Radio, 2008)
  • Ghostkeeper (Flemish Eye Records, 2010)
  • Horse Chief! War Thief! (Saved By Radio, 2012)

MembersEdit

  • Shane Ghostkeeper (guitar, vocals)
  • Sarah Houle (drums synth, vocals)
  • Ryan Bourne (multiple instruments)
  • Eric Hamelin (drums)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ghostkeeper "By Morning"". Exclaim!, By Vish Khanna Mar 02, 2010
  2. ^ "Several bands celebrating CD releases this spring". "Lethbridge Herald" via Newspaper Archives June 09, 2010 - Page 31
  3. ^ "Ghostkeeper's Children of the Great Northern Muskeg: Saved By Radio - Calgary's most eclectic record label". Saved By Radio. 2004-02-18. Retrieved 2010-03-30.
  4. ^ "Exclaim! Canada's Music Authority". Exclaim.ca. Retrieved 2010-03-30.
  5. ^ "The Arts". Lethbridge Herald via Newspaper Archives, June 02, 2010 - Page 31
  6. ^ "SEE - Edmonton Music - Music Feature - Listen". Seemagazine.com. 2010-03-04. Archived from the original on 2012-03-09. Retrieved 2010-03-30.
  7. ^ "Ghostkeeper - The EYE WEEKLY Interview". Eyeweekly.com. 2010-03-03. Archived from the original on 2011-08-13. Retrieved 2010-03-30.
  8. ^ "Ghostkeeper - "Ghost Keeper"". Exclaim.ca. 2010-02-03. Retrieved 2010-03-30.
  9. ^ "!earshot : charts". Earshot-online.com. 2010-03-23. Retrieved 2010-03-30.
  10. ^ "Charts". CHARTattack. Archived from the original on 2010-03-30. Retrieved 2010-03-30.
  11. ^ "CBC Radio 3 Podcast - R3-30 - Crart 181". Radio3.CBC.ca. Archived from the original on 2012-09-10. Retrieved 2010-03-30.
  12. ^ ""The Buzz"". Lethbridge Herald. April 17, 2013. p. 38.
  13. ^ "Review – Ghostkeeper Album: Sheer Blouse Buffalo Knocks". Canadian Beats, Megan Thornton on April 2, 2017

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