Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Royal Wood has established himself as a true musical talent. Since being proclaimed “Songwriter of the Year” by iTunes (2010), Wood has continued to evolve and hone his musical craft – maintaining an unmistakable identity while uncovering and reinventing his sound. With two albums debuting in the Top 30 and multiple JUNO nominations, Wood is a 5-time Canadian Folk Music Award-nominee whose songs have been heard on high-profile programs such as Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice. Headlining world-class venues like Massey Hall and Roy Thompson Hall (Toronto), The National Arts Centre (Ottawa), and The Winspear Centre (Edmonton), Wood’s considerable talents have allowed him to share the stage with globally-celebrated artists Bonnie Raitt and David Gray, joining both as direct support on their national tours.
Jeffery Straker grew up taking piano lessons in small-town Saskatchewan and has gone on to perform over 100 shows per year across Canada, Europe and Latin America. The rootsy-storytelling of his songs has the power to transport a listener – out onto a lake in Canada’s North or to the main street of a prairie town. A clever lyricist with an energetic piano style, his song writing has drawn critical comparisons to the likes of Harry Chapin, Kris Kristofferson & Billy Joel, while maintaining a style distinctly his own.