The East Pointers - fiddler/singer Tim Chaisson, banjoist Koady Chaisson and guitarist Jake Charron – have spent the last two years touring Canada, the US, the UK, and Australia in support of their JUNO Award winning album, Secret Victory.
In 2016, they won ‘Touring Artist of the Year’ at the Music PEI Awards and ‘Ensemble of the Year’ at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. Their sophomore album, What We Leave Behind, produced by songwriter/producer Gordie Sampson, will be released in September 2017.
What We Leave Behind carves a new path for The East Pointers, as they continue to blur the lines between traditional and popular music and develop a devoted fan base around the globe.
Supported by Toni Sidgwick, a singer-songwriter originally from the beautiful Shetland Islands, now based in County Durham.
Since starting out busking in Edinburgh, Toni has supported some top artists including, Newton Faulkner, Chris Helme, Mark Morriss and Maz O'Connor as well as performing at the award winning Shetland Folk Festival. Influenced by artists such as Ben Howard, London Grammar and Bruce Springsteen along with various experiences have helped to hone her Indie/Folk/Pop style.
Named UBeat TV's Traditional Act of 2016, and appearing on BBC Tees Introducing, Toni released her EP, Lions in 2017 and make her debut performance at the O2 Academy Newcastle in an exciting year of musical discovery. Image Credit: Claire Collinson Photography