side projects

Here’s some of what else we’ve been up to!

You can find out more about Marta’s other projects at and at the site for her Sonic Art Space music school, and about Joy’s projects at

past shows & projects

Wintermitts at Accordion Noir Festival
Saturday, September 13, 2014
The Russian Hall (600 Campbell Ave, Vancouver)

Wintermitts at Rifflandia Festival in Victoria
8:30pm on Thursday, September 11, 2014
At Anian (516 Discovery St, Victoria) as part of Music BC’s showcase
Rifflandia schedule

Marta at the Bottleneck
A fundraiser for Marta’s Sonic Art Space music school
Facebook event
Also playing: Geoff Berner, Colleen Rennison, and Bob Sumner

Wintermitts at Olla Flower Shop
With Woodpigeon
Saturday, May 24, 2014

Joy on tour with Rae Spoon
October 2013
Including the Oct 27, 2013 show at the Rickshaw

Rae Spoon and Wintermitts at the Rickshaw
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Richshaw Theatre
Joy is joining the charming Rae Spoon on drums for part of their “My Prairie Home” tour including this Vancouver stop, and Tess is playing as usual with Wintermitts. The night opened up by 30-piece East Van spectacular Kingsgate Chorus, led by the wonderful Jenny Ritter.

Wintermitts at the Copper Owl
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Tess plays with Wintermitts, who will be playing their first show in Victoria (about time!). Hank & Lily are also on the night’s lineup!

Cris Derksen at the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards Ceremony
August 17, 2013
Cris and Joy doing it up and getting on the TV!

Miss Quincy Western Canada tour
June 18 – July 31, 2013
Catch Joy with Miss Quincy!

Wintermitts at Vancouver Jazz Fest
Saturday June 22, 2013
Vancouver International Jazz Festival – VAG stage
Tess plays accordion and trumpet with Wintermitts. This show will be at the main stage of the festival, on the north lawn of the Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG).

Martunia at Tiny Lights Festival
Sunday June 16, 2013
Marta and Joy playing a set for kids at this magical festival in Ymir, BC.

Wintermitts play MoSoFest
June 15, 2013
MoSoFest is Saskatchewan’s “most diverse music festival”; it’s held in Saskatoon’s Broadway district over a weekend in June. Wintermitts (including Tess) is playing with an amazing lineup (Rah Rah, Gentleman Reg, etc.) at Lydia’s Pub on the Saturday night.

Cris Derksen / Kristi Sinclair double CD release
June 13, 2013
Anza Club

Miss Quincy European tour
March 25 – April 13, 2013
Joy is joining for this 6-week tour!

Wintermitts at the Vancity Theatre
Opening the Reel 2 Real International Film Festival
Tess plays accordion and trumpet with Wintermitts.

Wintermitts video release
Thursday March 28, 2013
The Media Club
Tess plays accordion and trumpet with Wintermitts, who are releasing their video for “Our Love” at this event.

White Blood Cells at The Anza Club
Wednesday March 20, 2013
Tess plays trumpet, melodica and accordion with this group that comprises members of Wintermitts, Ruffled Feathers, Elias and Aunts & Uncles.

Cover Me: a benefit showcase for Girl Rock Camp Vancouver
8:30pm on Friday March 7, 2013
Tess is performing an Edith Piaf song “Non, je ne regrette rien” with Lise from Wintermitts.

Old Folks Home at the Biltmore
March 8, 2013
Show with Ruffled Feathers and Julie MacDougall
Old Folks Home is a pop rock band hailing from Winnipeg. Tess recorded some trumpet on their recent album, and is playing the same song at this Vancouver stop on their tour.

Sarah Sangster solo album
February 2013
Sarah, a close friend of e.s.l.’s, recorded her debut solo album at the Hive. Joy played drums and our friend Catherine Hiltz of Hot Panda played bass. Tess contributed trumpet for a few of the tracks. We can’t wait for the release!

January 17, 2013
Cris and Tess performed a Beck song with Khari McClelland at this huge celebration of Beck that included some of Vancouver’s gnarliest musicians.

White Blood Cells at the Biltmore
Monday January 28, 2013
Tess plays trumpet, melodica and accordion with this band.

Cris Derksen in Winnipeg
November 1, 2012
Cris and Joy played the West End Cultural Centre in Winnipeg. Also featured Samantha Crane.

The Abramsom Singers at the Electric Owl
September 12, 2012
Joy played drums with these peops.

Envol et Macadam Festival
Thursday September 6, 2012
Tess played trumpet, accordion and melodica with Wintermitts.


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