Steed - delicate harmony, crunchy tone, and break-your-heart songwriting.

Steed is a Toronto based folk-rock/canadiana band. With original tunes influenced by The Band, Steve Earle, and John Prine, Steed is equally at home tugging your heart strings with a ripping ballad, or getting down and dirty with an old-time country jam.

​STEED's resume includes past appearances at the Hole In The Wall, the Linsmore Tavern, The Local, Relish, and Dundas Video, in addition to many festivals around Toronto.

Craig Harris - Guitar/Lead Vocals
Dan Simmons - Guitar
Phil Laffin - Bass
Mike Butlin - Drums
Dan Gooch - Trumpet/Keyboards
Phil Jones - Saxophones

Paper Shakers are an indie/alt/ folk duo comprised of Peterborough couple, Whitney Lu and her husband Micheal Hall. They are influenced by an array of artists and genres, ranging from Coldplay to Fleetwood Mac.

Micheal writes music, produces songs, plays all instruments and is the mastermind behind Paper Shakers. He began playing music at the age of ten when he learned to play the drums and then later began experimenting with bass, guitar, and piano within his church. When he moved out to Alberta he started his own band called Adams Honor. As one of the front men he was able to open for musicians such as Jon Bryant and The Royal Foundry.

After moving back to Peterborough with Whitney, they decided to get married and start a new duo. The duo named their band Paper Shakers, which originated from an old 50’s slang for cheerleader—a seemingly odd choice, but actually quite appropriate for the couple as they wanted to encourage people through their music, to essentially cheer on others.

When the Paper Shakers are not performing they are currently working together on their latest four-song EP with full production and hoping to finally have the chance to do a small tour this Spring/Summer 2017 when it launches.

$8.00 - $10.00


Who’s Going


Upcoming Events
The Dakota Tavern