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About

The Strangemakers cordially invite you to their world of their makings: from folksy contemplations about loneliness in a big city, to foot-stomping reflections on the fleeting present, to candid portraits of heartbreak and home. Led by husband-and-wife team Alex McCulloch and Tom Perry, this Toronto folk-rock band explores powerful emotions and rootsy musical influences.

The Strangemakers’ songs feature powerful female vocals and unaffected, vulnerable songwriting. McCulloch and Perry’s songwriting ability was recognized in 2016 when their song “Silver Spoon” was  selected as a semifinalist in the International Songwriting Awards.

The Strangemakers’ music opens up about love and loss, about personal experiences of mental health challenges, and about triumphant moments of self-discovery. This style of storytelling comes from personal experience; At a TEDx event in Toronto, songwriter Alex McCulloch opened up about her personal struggles with family alcoholism, and how she works to use her music to lessen societal stigma surrounding addiction and mental illness.

The Strangemakers’ forthcoming EP was produced by Juno-award winning artists Dave Ritter (The Strumbellas) and John Dinsmore (NQ Arbuckle, Donovan Woods) at Lincoln County Social Club in Toronto and is due for release in 2019.

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Career Highlights

  • 2016 TEDx Performer - watch

  • "Silver Spoon" - 2016 International Songwriting Competition semifinalist

  • University of Toronto Varsity Songbook - watch

  • Upcoming single produced by Juno-winning member of the Strumbellas, Dave Ritter

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Band Members:

  • Alex McCulloch- vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica

  • Thomas Perry- bass, backup vocals

  • Chris Lyttle- drums

  • Bethany Williams- violin, backup vocals

  • Cam Jenkins- electric guitar, backup vocal