The River Bends

Dawson City, Yukon

The River Bends

Dawson City, Yukon

Biography

The River Bends is a 4-piece Dawson City band that has performed regularly in the community and the Yukon over the past ten years. The band’s impressive and wide-ranging collection of original music is an eclectic mix of rock, funk, folk, swing and a little reggae, with powerful vocals, great harmonies and thought-provoking lyrics. Gathered together from across the country (and Scotland!), the members come from varied musical and philosophical backgrounds which are reflected in their diverse songs. The River Bends is versatile and creative and tailors music to compliment the venue; from driven rock to laid back grooves.

The current line-up is Nijen Holland (vocals and guitar), Ian Nyland (vocals and guitar), Dan Barton (drums) and Jim Taggart (bass and vocals).

The band has recently recorded an album, planned for release in the fall.