CHIPS are an energetic pop-punk four piece from Fredericton, NB. Although they have only been together with this project for two years, each member holds significant experience in the New Brunswick community hailing from previous bands such as The Belle Comedians, Oh No Theodore!, The Ray Finkles and more. Prior to winning the Stingray Rising Star Award through the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival in the fall of 2016 they released their first EP titled, Dingers which is a punchy, fast paced 4 song record about heartbreak and hanging out with your buds.
A slight lineup change in 2017 prompted the band to take a step back and re-emerge with a focused sense of direction of their music. 2017 was busy playing festivals and shows throughout NB and NS with some of their favourite bands including Like a Motorcycle, The Motorleague, New Swears, Crossed Wires and more. She Said Feck Records was asked to come along for the ride in spring of 2017 and boy has it been one so far! CHIPS are currently working on a brand new single 'Modern Days' and accompanying video to be released in spring of 2018 with their first full length record to follow in 2018.
Tortoise the Hare & the Millionaire
Hailing from Fredericton, three piece blues/rock trio The Tortoise The Hare & The Millionaire have had a very successful 2017. With less than 2 years of live shows under their belts they have played just about every festival and venue in New Brunswick. In September they were awarded Runner Up at this years Stingray Rising Star contest during Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival. Their live shows have progressed from solely covers to original material with influences ranging from The Record Company, Lucas Nelson to The Allman Brothers. They have shared stages with The Hypochondriacs, Backyard Devils, Joyful Noise, Stephen Lewis and the Big Band of Fun, and many more. They are currently in the process of recording their first EP with a release date of summer 2018.
Hailing from Moncton, Melonvine is a 3 piece grunge/rock band who in two short years have already gained considerable attention for their first single Flowers off their EP Co-Dependent which has included commercial radio play in several markets in Canada. They have shared the stage with such acts as Black City Avenger, Sound Drown, Kilmore, Dazor and many more. In 2017 they participated in their first showcase through Music NB Festival 506 alongside Kill Chicago, The Motorleague and Lionsault.