• A Festival of Ideas
  • May 2 - 5, 2024
  • Guelph

Midnight Shine

Not many bands play their very first show opening for legendary Canadian rockers like Trooper. Then again, not many bands are quite like Midnight Shine. The Northern Ontario foursome is turning heads with a sound that seamlessly mixes roots, classic and modern rock. Anchored by the melodic vocals and eloquent lyrics of charismatic singer/songwriter Adrian Sutherland, their music is not only radio-friendly, but also explores First Nations’ culture, tradition and life in the north with depth and meaning. They’re a ‘must-hear’ band you’ll take a real shine to.

Midnight Shine are:

Adrian Sutherland – lead vocals/guitar – from Attawapiskat First Nation
George Gillies – drums/vocals – from Fort Albany First Nation
Stan Louttit – bass/vocals – from Moose Factory First Nation
Zach Tomatuk – guitar/vocals – from Moose Factory First Nation