The Trade-Offs

1 Nomination

BluesInuitRockInuit

Close your eyes, imagine a voice as deep as a brooding sky over the lush green of the late summer tundra, a sound as intriguing as a collection of old vinyl, and well-crafted and expertly played vintage instruments. Open your eyes again and beholdThe Trade-Offs iconic brand of Artic Soul is distinguished by a deep brooding voice set against a rock and roll and blues sound echoing from the depth of the Northern tundra. The band includes front men Joshua Qaumariaq and Jeff Maurice supported by various musicians, including many Iqaluit-based performers. Their blend of Inuktitut and English songs sing the Arctic blues about universal themes of light and darkness and closeness and isolation. While the Trade-Offs are staples of the Iqaluit music scene, they have played all over Canada on big and small stages including mainstage performances at major festivals.

Nominations

  • 2018 Best Blues Album for Qaumariaq

Albums

Qaumariaq

Qaumariaq The Trade-Offs

Released: September 30th, 2016

Songs

Qaumariaq

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"Ghost" from Qaumariaq

Qaumariaq

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"Red" from Qaumariaq

Qaumariaq

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"Break Like Glass" from Qaumariaq

Qaumariaq

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"Qaumariaq" from Qaumariaq