Adam Cripps

Adam Cripps plays bass for the Ukes Of Hazard

Pirate Rock

Paris Seymour, better known by her stage name Paris Vagabond Gypsy, is one of a kind. In the year-and-ahalf since the pirate-costumed, bass-playing, ukulele-strumming, singer-songwriter (and one-time burlesque dancer) arrived in the Yukon, she’s formed the Ukes of Hazard and is releasing her first full-length album, Mine to Creep. Born in Vancouver but raised in …

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Beware of Hazard

Suppose you wanted to try something different in life. Would you brave the unknown and hitchhike across Canada? Would you take up playing a whimsical instrument? Would you become a busker? Would you start your own band? For Paris Seymour, that’s exactly how it played out. The Vancouver Island native made her way to the …

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'Metal Love'

‘Metal Love’

Adam Cripps is a “leet” bass player. Best known as the bass player and the “C” of CHS, Cripps can lay down a furious heavy-metal bass line, drive a classic rock song like Foxy Lady or accompany Yukon Jack’s Clint Carpenter.But metal is his true love, in an almost geek-like sense (explaining the “leet” version …

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Colour Blind

Les Walker is back with a new band, Common Knowledge. The former lead vocalist for Fullers Earth progressed to a more radio-friendly alternative rock sound to back his hope-fuelled songs. Common Knowledge consists of Walker (vocals, rhythm guitar, lyrics), along with Clancy McInnis and Lane Currie (guitars). Rounding out the band is a powerhouse hard-rock …

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Nomination Hat Trick

Les Walker had a particular goal in mind when he teamed up with guitarist Clancy McInnis in 2009 to form the band, Common Knowledge. He wanted to perform at the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards (CAMA) and have an album in nomination. When the alt-rock group’s debut album, Colour Blind, came out this May, it brought …

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