Pretty Archie is a Country/Folk/Bluegrass band from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Long time friends Brian Cathcart (Lead Vocals,… Guitar), Matt McNeil (Lead Guitar, Mandolin) and Colin Gillis (Harmonica, Bass, Vocals) and Redmond MacDougall (Banjo, Percussion, Vocals) make up this quartet. Always jamming together growing up, they guys decided in May 2012 to form a band. The band chose the name Pretty Archie after a local (Cape Breton) character known for playing with 2 strings outside shopping malls in any weather and not always (or ever) in key. The guys thought the name Pretty Archie embodied the love of playing and performing music along with representing their hometown.
The Backyard Devils musical roots stretch deep and wide, bringing people together in a shared experience of culture and heritage. Members of the Deep Roots Music Cooperative are brought together by the fun of sharing music. We envision an enduring community, celebrating and enriching our culture through music. Our mission is to create meaningful connections between cultures, community groups, artists and audiences by offering music-related events.