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Royal Canoe

Animated video by Matea Radic and Bill Acheson

Produced with financial assistance from Manitoba Film & Music.

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Royal Canoe
OriginWinnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
GenresIndie pop
Years active2010-present

Royal Canoe is a Canadian indie pop band from Winnipeg and Steinbach, Manitoba.


  • 1 History
  • 2 Solo projects
  • 3 Members
  • 4 Discography
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links


The band formed in 2010 from members of Manitoba bands The Waking Eyes, The Liptonians and TELE.[1] They have toured with Alt-J and Bombay Bicycle Club.[2] In 2014, Royal Canoe was nominated for Alternative Album of the Year at the Juno Awards. They also opened for Bombay Bicycle Club on their So Long, See You Tomorrow tour.[3]

On 2 February 2013 Royal Canoe performed Beck's Song Reader project in full at the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra's New Music Festival.[4][5] (Beck released Song Reader on sheet music without a recorded version.)

Solo projects

In 2016, keyboardist Matthew Schellenberg composed, performed and produced songs for the soundtrack to the film Lovesick.[6] At the 5th Canadian Screen Awards in 2017, he received a nomination for Best Original Song for "Draw Blood".[7][8]


  • Matt Peters - Vocals, keyboards, acoustic guitar
  • Bucky Driedger - Electric guitar, vocals
  • Matt Schellenberg - Keyboards, vocals
  • Brendan Berg - Bass, keyboard, vocals
  • Derek Allard - Drum kit
  • Michael Jordan - Electronic drums


  • Co-Op Mode (2010)
  • Extended Play EP (2012)
  • Purple & Gold 7 inch (2012)
  • Today We're Believers (2013)
  • Royal Canoe Does Beck's Song Reader (2014)
  • Something Got Lost Between Here and the Orbit (2016)


  1. ^ "Meet Winnipeg's Royal Canoe: They love Beck. And making music on computers | Metro News". Retrieved 2016-09-22. 
  2. ^ "Alt-J + Royal Canoe". Retrieved 2016-09-22. 
  3. ^ "A Day in the Life: Juno-nominated Winnipeg band Royal Canoe gears up for the awards". National Post. Retrieved 2016-09-22. 
  4. ^ Hudson, Alex (8 January 2013). "Royal Canoe Performs Beck's 'Song Reader' and Arcade Fire's Sarah Neufeld Goes Solo for Winnipeg's New Music Festival". Retrieved 18 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "Royal Canoe / beck". Royal Canoe official website. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "Royal Canoe's Matt Schellenberg Teams Up with John K. Samson on 'Lovesick' Soundtrack". Exclaim!, January 11, 2017.
  7. ^ "2017 Canadian Screen Awards nominees revealed". CKNW, January 17, 2017.
  8. ^ "Screen Awards nominees announced". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 18 January 2017. 

External links

  • Official website
  • Royal Canoe Interview
  • Royal Canoe at AllMusic

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