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Midnight Shine

Turning heads with a sound that seamlessly mixes roots, classic and modern rock with touches of Mushkegowuk Cree, Midnight Shine has been lighting up the music world all the way from Canada’s Far North. Crafting a musical soundscape that gives a glimpse into their remote landscape, Midnight Shine continues to push musical boundaries and boldly take new strides, while staying true to who they are and where they come from.

They came together by chance in 2011, when Adrian Sutherland from the isolated Cree community of Attawapiskat was offered opening spot for Trooper in Timmins. He reeled in three other musicians from the James Bay to form Midnight Shine, with the intention of making the most of a one-off performance. Nine years, three albums, six Top 10 IMC radio singles, and 300+ media stories later… you could say he has.


With departure of drummer George Gillies in 2017, a replacement was needed. The search reached into Northern Manitoba and Norway House Cree Nation, home of drummer/singer Charnelle Menow and all-female all-Cree rock band Drink Me Pretty. Charnelle played four shows with the Shine in 2018, and it was magical! Watch for her on the kit and backing vocals throughout 2019, and check out her debut studio performance with the band in CBC Music’s recording of The Tragically Hip’s iconic ballad Bobcaygeon for Junos 365.