The best local bands or musicians in Kamloops, according to your vote
Holidays are synonymous with happiness and conviviality, and nothing unites people and sets the mood more than music.
Whatever the genre, music is a universal language that dates back over 45,000 years!
Kamloops’ music scene may not be that far back, but it has huge and very talented established and emerging names.
We are not the type to break traditions prior to the Paleolithic Age, so we name the best local bands or musicians in Kamloops as voted by you and presented by Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union.
Bronze – Jeremy Kneeshaw
Jeremy Kneeshaw is a funky and versatile songwriter and performer straight out of Kamloops.
Musical focus: Jazz / Funk / Fusion
Difficult to corner Jeremy Kneeshaw since he does a little bit of absolutely everything.
Is it a solo or a group? It is a solo act as well as part of a duet and a trio.
What instrument does he play? Let’s start with guitar, piano, drums, bass, mandolin, banjo, flute, accordion and more, of course.
One thing we’re sure of is that, with or without a band, Jeremy Kneeshaw puts on a very energetic, fun, and emotional show that won’t disappoint.
For bringing a new sound to Kamloops, and all his own, Jeremy Kneeshaw is this year’s bronze winner for Best Local Band or Musician in Kamloops, by your vote.
Discover his new album on Spotify, iTunes or Google Play and follow it on Facebook.
Silver – Dave Coalmine Band
Dave Coalmine is also a lot, but he’s definitely a rock star at heart.
Musical focus: Rock / Pop / Folk / Dance
Dave Coalmine has a number of musical projects, ranging from acoustic solo to wild karaoke. The one that puts it in the spotlight today is the Dave Coalmine Band.
The Dave Coalmine Band is a group of 5 musicians focused on variety. This means that you are constantly switching to the catchy dance music and hits of the last five decades or so.
Between originals and covers of various genres, the one thing that stays constant throughout a Dave Coalmine Band show is the full dance floor.
Dave Coalmine Band’s harmonious blend of piano, bass, drums and electric and acoustic guitar will rock any pub, club, festival or wedding. by you.
Check out the Dave Coalmine Band channel on YouTube and Soundcloud, and follow them on Facebook.
Gold – Madison Olds
Madison Olds may be a Kamloops resident, but her music has spread far beyond Kamloops and British Columbia!
Musical focus: Pop
Madison has been at the top of the charts since 2019, but has been making music for much longer.
The release of Madison’s debut album immediately opened doors for her to open stages for Willie Nelson and Kacey Musgraves. Her hit, âThank You,â placed her in the CBC Searchlight Top 10 in 2019, as well as on Canada’s Hot AC Radio charts and as far as Singapore’s Music Matters showcase.
The 2021 release of her EP, “Drowning in My Thoughts,” launched Madison internationally, garnering her 1.7 million streams. Hits like “Best Part of Me” have reached the Top 30 on several Billboard and Media charts, including No. 22 on Billboard’s Emerging Canadian Artist Chart.
Madison has since won Bell Media’s “Future Star” program, but we think she’s already a star!
Discover Madison’s music directly on her site, Spotify, YouTube and Soundcloud, and join her TikTok initiatives by attracting support and awareness for stem cell research and garnering her millions of likes!