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artist Loon Choir

Ottawa, ON, CANADA
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Ottawa's Loon Choir formed in 2009 and have released two albums; Expansion Forces in 2010 and Fire Poems in 2012.  Both records were produced by Ohbijou's James Bunton.  The Loon Choir sound is based around catchy hooks, poetic lyrics, dark undertones and a general sense of urgency.

Loon Choir is releasing it's third album in Spring of 2015!  More details to follow.      

Some highlights thus far include being shortlisted for a 2012 CBC R3 Bucky Award for Best New Artist as well as having the single, All Boats Don't Rise reach #2 on the CBC R3-30.  Loon Choir have played notable events like POP Montreal, NXNE,  JUNOfest and Ottawa's Bluesfest and have toured across Canada, from Vancouver to Halifax.

Loon Choir is Derek Atkinson (lead vocals, guitar), Celeste Cote (vocals, piano), Paul Wilson (guitar), Dave Thomas (guitar), Brad Sheffield (synth), Kathleen Cauley (violin), Olga Ottawa (violin), Craig Barlow (bass), Baris Bilgen (drums).



Derek Atkinson Guitar/Vocals
Baris Bilgen Drums
Kathleen Cauley Violin
Brad Sheffield Synth
Olga Ottawa Violin
Celeste Cote Piano/Vocals
Craig Barlow Bass
Paul Wilson Guitar
Dave Thomas Guitar


Wolf Parade
Arcade Fire
The Lovely Feathers
Mother Mother
Owen Pallet
Paddy Cauley
Broken Social Scene
Fire Poems
May, 2012
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Expansion Forces
February, 2010
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