Based in Vancouver, Strange Breed has been slowly taking over their local music scene one show at a time. Sounding like a 90’s riot grrrl fan’s feminist dream with an unexpected modern rock twist, the fierce 4-piece has been described as a “Grittier B52’s” or what a collaboration between Veruca Salt, Paramore, Bikini Kill and Hole would sound like. Nicolle Dupas (Vocals/Guitar), Terra Chaplin (Lead Guitar), Megan Bell (Drums), and Ally Von Wallis (Bass) keep listeners on the tips of their toes. That is when they aren’t busy turning a regular dive bar into the sweaty dance party of the century. Their unique writing style and catchy hooks have caught the attention of music aficionados all over, and in a short year and a half, they have gone from playing tiny clubs in Vancouver to larger venues like The Rickshaw, Venue, and Fortune Sound Club. The rockers made the Top 100 Finalists in CBC’s 2019 Searchlight Competition and were listed as “Producer’s Pick”. Their single “Sharks” was selected as !earshot reporter CJSF’s #1 Track of 2018.
Strange Breed consistently has individuals of all different backgrounds reaching out and expressing how much they appreciate seeing queer representation inaccessible music, and hearing “good, catchy tunes with an actual message.” The band is dedicated to helping communities by promoting positive change through their lyrical themes, and philanthropy political, social, or based around physical/mental health.
They have raised money for organizations like
Music Heals BC,
Girls Rock Camp Vancouver,
The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre
WISH! Drop-In Centre Society.