The fast rising northern stars, The Jerry Cans, create music inspired by their hometown of Iqaluit, Nunavut. With their unique mix of Inuktitut alt-country, throat singing, and reggae, the Jerry Cans are a distinctly northern, one-of-a-kind group. The band perform many of their songs in Inuktitut and are passionate about preserving the language even as the north and their home community of Iqaluit evolve. They are committed to representing northerners and to challenging common misperceptions they have encountered about life in the Arctic; their music evokes the contemporary north and the spirited people that reside there. It is not only the political motives, but their rapidly developing reputation for getting elders and young people dancing, that has forced people to start noticing this high-energy group. This truly unique band will take you on a stroll through the streets of Iqaluit to share a glimpse of life in Arctic.

Andrew Morrison (Vocals/Guitar)

Nancy Mike (Accordion/Throat Singing)
Gina Burgess (Violin)
Brendan Doherty (Bass)
Steve Rigby (Drums)

A great, epic, sprawling record. Passionate and thrilling with a drop of language bewilderment. A beautiful piece of work.”
— Jim Cuddy, Blue Rodeo
… what would happen if The Clash had grown up speaking Inuktitut…
— Penguin Eggs
The Jerry Cans...what’s that about?
— Prime Minister Stephen Harper
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by The Jerry Cans



From the album "Nunavuttitut"


From the album "Aakuluk" shot at the 2014 Snowking Festival, YK


From the album "Nunavuttitut"


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Upcoming shows

NOV 16 | Babylon - Ottawa, ON 

NOV 17 | Lula lounge - toronto, ON 

18 | The seahorse - Halifax, NS

NOV 19 | THE Ship pub - st. john's, nfld






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