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Jordy Balicki is a multi-instrumentalist who studied music at both Selkirk College, British Columbia, and the University of Saskatchewan before joining the group All Mighty Voice. While with All Mighty Voice, Jordy played guitar, as well as composing songs that helped land A.M.V. in the regional top ten of the C.B.C. searchlight competition. As well as his musical contributions, Jordy also acted as A.M.V.’s booking agent and marketer, organizing a ten-city western Canadian tour, along with multiple print and radio promos in 2014. While in All Mighty Voice, Jordy played festivals such as Ness Creek, Juno-fest, Canadian Winter Games and shared the stage with performers such as The Strumbellas, Wide Mouth Mason, Tim Hicks, The Dead South, Rosie and the Riveters, and many more. Jordy is now the owner and operator of Reservoir Recording in Prince Albert, which began operations in May of 2018, and is currently the bass player with a local post-punk/garage sensation, Rymestone.
Allyson Reigh is an award-winning singer/songwriter based in Saskatoon. Her original music has been featured in film, documentaries, television programs and commercials (most notably for Co-op in Western Canada, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, CBC’s Workin’ Moms, and You, Me, and Her), played on national radio and international satellite radio, and sung by choirs in 6 countries.
She has co-written songs with Royal Wood, Matt Barber, Murray Pulver, and members of the Good Lovelies and participated in songwriting workshops facilitated by Dave Bidini (Rheostatics) and Fred Penner. Her work in Rosie & the Riveters earned her a Western Canadian Music Award, a Saskatchewan Arts Board Award and an International Songwriting Award in the social justice category.
For the last 7 years, Allyson was a full-time member of Saskatoon’s Rosie & the Riveters until they amicably disbanded in September 2020. The band’s final album, Ms. Behave, spent 18 weeks on the iTunes folk charts and was featured in both Rolling Stone and Billboard Magazines. Allyson lives in Saskatoon with her husband and 2 dogs, and teaches singing, songwriting, and stage performance to students of all ages and abilities.
LJ Tyson is a Folk-Pop artist from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. LJ Tyson is of Cree/Metis heritage and identifies as bisexual. Identity has become a major part of his artistry and sound. LJ uses his music to connect with diverse audiences and bridge the gaps that disconnect us. The raspy uniqueness of LJ’s voice and the blend Folk- pop he produces make him a must hear for music lovers.