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Halifax, Canada (2001 – present)

There are at least two artists/bands with this name.

Wintersleep are a Canadian band from Halifax, Nova Scotia. What started out as a side-project, eventually turned into one of the most popular live shows in Atlantic Canada. Wintersleep came together in 2001 and is composed of Loel Campbell (drums), Paul Murphy (guitar/vocals), Tim D’eon (guitar/keyboards), Mike Bigelow (keyboards ‘05-‘06/bass guitar), Jon Samuel (keyboards/backing vocals/guitar) and former member Jud Haynes (bass guitar).

Wintersleep are a part of Dependent Music, a music label/collective that began in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia in 1994. They have three CD releases, the first self-titled, the second untitled, and their newest release Welcome To The Night Sky released in October, 2007. Wintersleep have a large and faithful following due to their extensive touring throughout Canada and Europe.

Their music style is rooted in and has and occasional elements. Performances have been described as “entirely honest” and “deeply moving” with “captivating ambiance”. While playing live, the band attempts to make the listener as much a part of the music as the band themselves by encouraging everyone to sing along.

They were nominated for two Juno Awards of 2008 and took home one of them: Alternative Album of the Year, and New Group of the Year (which they won).

For additional information and photographs check out Wintersleep’s official website,

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  • soyamilky

    welcome to the nightsky was my favourite album when i was 13

    3 Sep 2014 Reply
  • imreallyhappy

    are the two latest cds any good? only liked 2 songs off welcome to the night sky..... still a fan of the older stuff

    1 Sep 2014 Reply
  • klakopp

    need to see you live again. where are you?

    1 May 2014 Reply
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    3 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Arthur_Dent_42 Database about the dynamic range of thousands of albums. Who's fallen casualty to and who survived the so called Loudness War? Find out for yourself. ;)

    19 Nov 2013 Reply
  • artisteque

    Love these guys. First discovered them at a small venue in 2005 and I've been in love with their music ever since.

    21 Oct 2013 Reply
  • JordanNeo

    Really solid band. Love the tunes and got to see them live opening for Frightened Rabbit in Toronto at the Phoenix Concert Theatre. I've got terrible pics and my thoughts on my blog:

    17 Aug 2013 Reply
  • TwenteHenna

    Hey, I'm selling two tickets for Wintersleep's show in Münster tomorrow (May 4th) for the bargain price of 15€ because I can't go there myself. If anybody's interested, send me a message.

    3 May 2013 Reply
  • fraser_85

    first two albums are still my two favorite albums of all time... keep it real

    21 Apr 2013 Reply
  • hurricanejoe

    Nerves Normal, Breath Normal is the fucking shit!

    26 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Toop6

    I get such an Interpol vibe from the vocals, very cool.

    21 Jan 2013 Reply
  • sometimesoon

    Welcome to the Night Sky is a highly underrated album. One of the best albums.

    4 Nov 2012 Reply
  • fastball05

    This band defines a fucking generation as far as I'm concerned. And it's a damn shame the show in boston got canceled.

    4 Nov 2012 Reply
  • MattC13

    Can't wait to see them in October.

    26 Sep 2012 Reply
  • krustywazoo

    They're coming to my city in September. Can't wait to see them... Can't believe I passed up seeing them about six years ago. :(

    27 Aug 2012 Reply
  • joaotsantos

    The Canadian Rock League (season 2) will start in the next week. You can vote in this band here Canadian Rock League Every week have a new voting! Greetings

    3 Jul 2012 Reply
  • stellar-candy

    saw them last week in New was just amazing as always :)

    29 Jun 2012 Reply
  • naseoj

    Hello Hum is decent, but it and New Inheritors are disappointing compared to the greatness of Welcome to the Night Sky and Untitled.

    29 Jun 2012 Reply
  • liene_spilva

    the new album is not so bad, still noting can match up with untitled

    18 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Ijux

    New album was a bit disappointing. Not bad in any way, but not that amazing either. 6/10

    9 Jun 2012 Reply
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