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Justin Van Damme with Snarky Remarkable & Cantordust

Justin Van Damme with Snarky Remarkable & Cantordust

Born in rur­al Man­i­to­ba and hail­ing from down­town Win­nipeg, Justin van Damme is a song-writer, per­former, and garbage pho­tog­ra­ph­er. With a focus on grit, his work is sparse yet live­ly, full of raw char­ac­ter and unadorned. Vac­il­lat­ing between ver­bose feroc­i­ty and unkempt vul­ner­a­bil­i­ty, his vocals are accom­pa­nied by a dis­tinct­ly force­ful and thumpy-bru­tal­ist gui­tar-style that strad­dles rock, blues, and folk. 

Cut­ting his teeth in var­i­ous projects over his thir­teen years in Win­nipeg, Justin van Damme’s solo DIY sound is a med­i­ta­tion on self-reliance and a response to the ques­tion of how one artist can sound big with­out loops or sam­ples. His forth­com­ing album, Justin van Damme as Him­self, is com­prised of sin­gle-take ses­sions and is inspired by the hon­esty and inten­si­ty of pre-war blues recordings. 

Justin is cur­rent­ly pro­mot­ing his debut album, due out this spring, and work­ing on new mate­r­i­al. He is an artist in res­i­dence at the West End Cul­tur­al cen­tre for the 2018/2019 season.

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