A bit about Prairie Nights... Insightful lyrics, memorable guitar riffs, a soulful voice, and killer grooves are all terms that can describe the music of Prairie Nights. Prairie Nights is Lindsey Walker on vocals and Drew Malcolm on guitar. With music that shows us that these two are way beyond their years, Drew and Lindsey have been collaborating and writing songs since the day they met. Both graduates from the Music Program at Grant MacEwan College in Edmonton Alberta, the two met while taking classes together and both realized their shared love for the blues.
Drew and Lindsey continued working together throughout their tenure at Grant MacEwan and their musical chemistry is something to be rivaled. One listen to Prairie Night’s raw sound and you can feel the influences anywhere from the smoky sounds of vintage swing, to the sound of stripped-down raw blues and even contemporary soul. Prairie Nights are able to take a unique approach to blues and roots music, showing they are just as powerful and mesmerizing as any group from years past.
With the release of their self-titled debut EP, Prairie Nights have received much National attention. They recently embarked on a Western Canadian Tour in support of their EP, accomplishing an impressive 17 gigs in 17 days. With such and impressive response to their debut, Prairie Nights have set their sights on future endeavors, which include the production of a follow-up full-length album and a cross-Canada tour.
A bit about Lindsey Walker... Lindsey Walker is truly a one-of-a-kind performer. In her performing career so far Lindsey has not only become an established singer-songwriter, but has also been making a name for herself in the theatre world too. Starring in numerous musicals and short films all over Canada, as well as completely transforming herself into Marilyn Monroe or Liza Minnelli for corporate and charity functions, Lindsey has set out to do it all. Upon graduating from Grant MacEwan’s Jazz Performance Program with the highest of honours, she has gone on to receive a RAWLCO Radio $10000 10K20 grant, and has also been involved in many recording projects for Grant MacEwan College. Lindsey is a member of the Improvisational Theatre troupe Rapid Fire Theatre, which is based out of Edmonton Alberta. Lindsey credits much of her songwriting success to her professional partner Drew Malcolm, who she performs with on a very regular basis. The two have become Prairie Nights and released their debut album in 2009 to great reviews and industry accolades. Lindsey is also the lead singer/co-band leader for West of Winnipeg, a side project her and Drew have that perform classic rock, soul, blues and funk covers regularly in the Alberta region. Lindsey continues to work her “cubicle monkey” job while she genuinely focuses on her true love – performing.
A bit about Drew Malcolm... At the tender age of 21, Drew Malcolm has made an impact of many musical projects, as well as starting to carve a name for himself in the Edmonton Music Scene. Drew started playing music in junior high when he picked up the Also Saxophone. He continued playing the sax for six years through high school, where he also played guitar in many bands, including the high school jazz band. Drew really started to get serious and writing and performing music while he was in the Grant MacEwan Music Program, where he met good friend and fellow band mate Lindsey Walker.
Drew and Lindsey continued to work together through their two years at MacEwan, and after graduating with Performance Diplomas from in 2007, they both set out to put their stamp on the music scene as Prairie Nights. Since then, Drew has played with many groups including Edmontonian, Tim Gilbertson and joining Tim on his tour though Eastern Canada in the fall of 2007. Drew is currently working on an Education Degree at the University of Alberta, majoring in music. Last year at the U of A, Drew was the guitar player in the U of A jazz band, as well as a member of the Guitar ensemble, which focused on performing classical music.