Silver Wolf Band
Folk \ Rock \ Pop
Silver Wolf Band is a folk-rock trio from Goose Bay, Labrador. They serve up a unique blend of folk and pop inspired rock n roll that is refreshingly simple, yet sophisticated, thanks to Matthew Barrett’s piano prowess. Jamie and Justin provide a solid foundation of folk-rock drums and guitar, letting the piano become a defining characteristic of their sound, a perfect complement to the rhythms of the Jackman brothers.
“Keyboards play a large part in Silver Wolf Band’s sound – Matthew Barrett’s jazz-influenced piano and organ add an enticing depth and texture…” – Backdrifter, Grayowl Point, 2011
In 2010, Silver Wolf Band released its debut 7-song EP, “Jam the Blues,” which featured original tunes described as youthful with mature lyrics that create a positive and enthusiastic vibe. The album was nominated by Music PEI for “Pop Recording of the Year” in 2011 and the band was invited to showcase at the ECMAs in Charlottetown, PEI, that spring.
“A sound that reminds the listener of what good sounding pop rock records are all about. These guys get it!” – Lloyd Doyle, Sandbar Music Group
Around this time, Silver Wolf Band enjoyed some radio-play, mainly in Atlantic Canada, being featured on such radio shows as Atlantic Airwaves, Mainstreet PEI, Labrador Morning, and Charlottetown’s Ocean 100. In addition, they featured in lifestyle publication, Labrador Life Magazine.
“…enjoyable sound, strong vocals, and good music!” – Allan Debertan, CHSR-FM, UNB Campus Radio
Silver Wolf Band went on hiatus in 2011 for 5 years at which point they underwent a transformation, parting ways with bass player, Dan Clarke, amicably, on account of Jamie, Matthew, and Justin moving back home to Labrador from Prince Edward Island. The band is now a 3-piece made up of Jamie Jackman, who plays guitar and sings, and is also the band’s songwriter and lyricist; Justin Jackman, who briefly played with well-known Labradorian singer/songwriter, Jacinda Beals, on drums; and, Music NL’s 2-time “Music Educator of the Year” nominee, Matthew Barrett, providing piano, keyboards, and backing vocals.
Matthew and Jamie have played with Labrador Folk Legend, Harry Martin, a recipient of Music Newfoundland and Labrador’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Members have also played large festivals and conferences such as the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival, Expo Labrador, Northern Exposure, Northern Lights Business and Culture Conference and Showcase, Music NL Awards Gala, and a host of conferences, meetings, dinners, and forums of a corporate and political nature.
“Very strong emerging band in today’s music scene.” – Donna Roberts, former director for Music NL and Labrador Outreach Worker at Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council
Silver Wolf Band is back together and they just released their new album “Pockets Filled With Rocks” on June 16th. They’re very excited to follow this release with performances in Labrador and around the rest of the province!