News

January 18, 2019

Midnight Shine is pleased to announce that Charnelle Menow from Norway House Cree Nation will join the band for the upcoming touring season, once again making Midnight Shine an all-Cree band. A kick-ass drummer and vocalist, Charnelle has been active in Northern Manitoba’s music scene for more than a decade. She started drumming at 17…

January 9, 2019

When 16-year-old Adrian Sutherland in the isolated Cree community of Attawapiskat borrowed a harmonica from an Elder, he fashioned a homemade harness using a coat-hanger, two sticks and elastic bands, and set out to learn Neil Young’s Heart of Gold. Little did he know that 26 years later, his own musical journey would come full…

November 9, 2018

Midnight Shine released their debut music video today, with hopes of shining light on a difficult topic affecting all too many. “I wrote I Need Angels because there are a lot of people struggling in Canada’s Indigenous far North communities. We’ve had a lot of loss, a lot of tragedies, and I think it’s important…

September 4, 2018

For the first time in over a year, Midnight Shine will be proudly touring as an all-Cree band. Joining Adrian Sutherland (Attawapiskat First Nation), Stan Louttit (Moose Factory Cree Nation) and Zach Tomatuk (Moose Factory Cree Nation) is Charnelle Menow (Norway House Cree Nation). A drummer and singer from Manitoba-based all-female rock band Drink Me…

August 30, 2018

Midnight Shine, the root-rockers who have been lighting up the music world all the way from the James Bay in remote Northern Ontario, will wrap a successful touring season with a pair of highlight shows on Canada’s West Coast. First, they’ll perform at the first-ever SKOOKUM Festival in Stanley Park, where a spirited and eclectic…