Courtyard is an alternative indie pop-rock band from Guelph Canada with Isaac Grant on percussion, Jeremy Maldonado on bass, Matt Morgan and Simon Pequegnat on guitar and Hanna Bennett on lead vocals. Years of original material music was brought to life by these highschool friends when they reunited during a long period of isolation. With eclectic musical backgrounds in jazz, country, big brass bands, choral music, progressive metal groups and producing original beats, Courtyard’s collaborative approach to songwriting is genreless, dabbling in its many influences.
Pipedown! Presents Kaeley Jade & Courtyard
June 13, 2023
Kaeley Jade is a Métis singer/songwriter, actor, and multidisciplinary artist based in Edmonton, Alberta (amiskwaciwâskahikan). Blending lush imagery and hooky melodic lines to create her own brand of pop-forward indie folk music, Kaeley Jade has performed at venues and festivals across Canada. Past performances include BreakOut West, Coldsnap, JUNOfest, and the Tkaronto Music Festival, and she has shared the stage with Digging Roots, Preston Pablo, Delhi 2 Dublin, and Grammy-winner Bill “Birdsong” Miller. Kaeley’s artistry has been recognized on a national level with an Honourable Mention in the 2023 SOCAN Indigenous Songwriter Awards and a Nomination in the Summer Solstice Indigenous Music Awards. Reminiscent of artists like Maggie Rogers and Vance Joy, her debut full-length album, Turpentine, is available now.