We are the Deep Sea Gypsies.
The small historic city of Victoria on Vancouver Island is home. Since forming in 2010 the deep cold blue of the pacific has loomed its influence. Raw, rugged Rock & Roll drenched in the blues. We are forever unapologetic about our love of all that is classic, all that is old, all that is forgotten.
For over a year we have navigated the horizon and soon we will return with 10 recordings that document our travels. Stories from our souls, sounds from our roots, art to share. embraces the energy of Canada's beautiful west coast and chose its name to honour the ancient rainforest on Vancouver Island, the Carmanah Valley. Known for connecting with audiences of all ages and musical preferences, the band delivers an eclectic sound that incorporates elements of folk, funk, rock and reggae. Four-part harmonies, supported by a grooving rhythm section, fiddle playing, guitars and a lap-slide, all give Carmanah its unique and captivating sound.
According to Jonathan Williams, radio host on The Zone 91.3, Carmanah band members "curate music from the heart and perform it with such zest and passion each and every time. . . Put them in a small intimate venue and they'll have the hairs on the back of your neck stand. Put them on a Victoria Celebrates Canada Day main stage, with a fair few thousand looking on, and they'll still have the hair on the back of your neck stand."