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January 8, 2022 was one week Vince Fontaine passed. Vince was a gifted brilliant songwriter. He is so loved and so dearly missed.
May the sun bring you new
energy every day,
bringing light into the darkness of your soul
May the moon softly restore you
by night bathing you in the glow
of restful sleep and peaceful dreams
May the rain wash away your worries,
and cleanse the hurt that sits in your heart
May the breeze blow new strength into your being,
and may you believe in the courage of yourself
May you walk gently through the world,
keeping your loved one with you always
Knowing that you are never parted in the beating of your heart.
(Vince Fontaine singing Speak To Me In Dreams and the second song is Star People - Indian City featuring Jim Cuddy)
On behalf of our Fontaine family, it is with terrible sadness and shock that I announce the sudden passing of my dear Uncle Vince Fontaine today: Tuesday, January 11, 2022.
Husband, father, son, grandson, cousin and uncle, Vince was a proud member of Sagkeeng First Nation and founding member of Juno Award-winning Eagle and Hawk and Indian City.
Vince's love of music was only outshone by his measureless devotion to his family, friends and community — we, who remain stunned and devastated by this great and unexpected loss. We love you uncle Vince.
- Nahanni Fontaine
We are honoured to be included in Corby’s Favourite Songs Released In 2021
3. Indian City – “Smile”: On Vince Fontaine’s recent soul-cleansing album Code Red, this one is an especially brilliant pinnacle of inspiration. It’s got all of the effects of summer sunlight in it and rises up as a unique pandemic love song for people who can still smile with their eyes above the masks. Jeremy Koz’s aquiline voice lifts you right out of whatever and effortlessly infiltrates the pop-glide streamway, spinning you into a cooler and better place. Every time. Sometimes this world is a miracle place. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Kpy9BYAJ-U
Let the old year end and the New Year begin with the warmest of aspirations. Happy New Year 2022!
To all of our fans, friends & family:
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas surrounded by family and friends, and many blessings for the coming year.
Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.
May peace, love, and prosperity follow you all always.
We have very special guests: Jim Cuddy, Chantal Kreviazuk, Chris Burke-Gaffney, Don Amero, & Sandra Sutter.
November 25, 2021 in The Winnipeg Free Press, John Kendle reviews Code Red.
Code Red (Independent)
Winnipeg’s Vince Fontaine has been a driving force in Manitoba’s — and thus Canada’s — Indigenous and Aboriginal rock scene for nearly 30 years. The Anishinaabe guitarist was a founding member of Eagle & Hawk and, over 16 years and 10 albums, that group went on to tour throughout North America and Europe and won the 2002 best Aboriginal music Juno Award for its On and On albumIndian City was initially meant to be a side project, a revolving cast of players with Fontaine at its centre, but it has since become his main musical outlet and, over the course of IC’s four albums since 2012, also something of a showcase for up-and-coming singers and songwriters such as Don Amero, Jeremy Koz, William Prince and Sandra Sutter.
Fontaine hasn’t been shy about inviting other musicians aboard, either.
This time out, Indian City treats listeners to vocal performances from Blue Rodeo’s Jim Cuddy — on the powerful album opener Star People, a heartfelt imagining of people as constellations — and Chantal Kreviazuk on Wannabe, which blends Kreviazuk’s voice and piano stylings with the wisdom of the seven sacred teachings and traditional Indigenous drumming and chants.
Those two songs are standouts, naturally, but Code Red’s strongest tunes are its title track, a funky, rocking reflection on the state of Indigenous relations in Canada featuring soaring vocals from Amero and Koz; and The Path, an irresistibly anthemic, stirring cry of hope that was released on Sept. 30, Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
There’s plenty more to like, including Amero’s emotional Forgiving and Sutter’s sweetly soulful vocal on Storyteller. In fact, Code Red’s only shortcoming may be its brevity. At just eight songs, it should leave listeners wanting more… which can only be a good thing. ★★★★ out of five
STREAM THESE: Star People, Wannabe, The Path
— John Kendle
Indian City declares Code Red
Roots-rock band founder Vince Fontaine invites well-known voices into new songs of hope, inclusion
read the full story in The Winnipeg Free Press
IndianCity Code Red was released on Nov 4, 2021
Mastered: Allen Hunnie
Album Artwork: Maria C Urso
- Star People (featuring Jim Cuddy) 3:53
- Code Red (featuring Don Amero & Jeremy Koz) 3:57
- Wannabe (featuring Chantal Kreviazuk) 4:28
- The Path (featuring Jeremy Koz) 3:20
- Forgiving (featuring Don Amero) 4:51
- Smile (featuring Jeremy Koz) 3:15
- Walk Around The World (featuring Chris Burke-Gaffney) 3:02
- Storyteller (featuring Sandra Sutter) 3:31
IndianCity CODE RED
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Indian City is excited to announce the 4th album release on Nov 4, 2021 Code Red with very special guests.
Indian City was honoured to play August 28, 2021 at Shaw Park in Winnipeg Manitoba to celebrate Manitoba 150.
“Smile” — an irresistible summer pop song filled with optimism and love post-COVID.
Smile was released July 27, 2021 on all digital platforms.
We are excited to announce we will have a brand new Indian City album coming out soon.
First single release will be Smile sung by Jeremy Koz on lead vocals.
Smile will be released July 27th on all digital platforms.
"Summer vibes and highway drives
In my mind all the time
You make me smile"
Hockey Night in Canada
Indian City "Here And Now"
The opening broadcast for Winnipeg Jets
June 4, 2021 Winnipeg Jets vs Montreal Canadiens Game 2 Opening Montage
Indian City was honoured to perform at Indian Summer Showcase August 3, 2019 at Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian.
Vince Fontaine along with Chris Burke-Gaffney pick up an Award at 2019 Indigenous Music Awards for Best Producer/Engineer for Sandra Sutter - Cluster Stars album.
Indian City will be in Toronto Ontario at the Supermarket Nightclub for Canadian Music Week
It was such an honor to perform in Thunderbay with the Thunderbay Symphony Orchestra.
It has been a Privilege and Honor performing at some amazing events.
Here is a short video of Indian City highlights.
Indian City's Vince Fontaine and Jay Bodner will join The Rockers as they take on NHL Greats for the 16th Annual JUNO Cup
March 15, 2019
7:30 PM Western Fair District Sports Centre
865 Florence St, London, Ontario, Canada
Indian City is excited to performing at Festival Du Voyageur
February 18, 2019 (Monday)
2:45 pm-3:45 pm
BELL MTS RIVIÈRE-ROUGE TENT
We are pleased to host an afternoon of music and Indigenous youth empowerment in support of the United Way Community Fund. This will be a benefit concert with real heart.
The audience will be treated to the sound of the Pembina Trails Voices, a nationally recognized and prize-winning choir organization who will be joining forces with Winnipeg's Indigenous music ensembles - Chuck Copenace on jazz trumpet with his quartet, and Indian City.
Join us at The MET Entertainment Centre on Sunday, October 28, 2018. The event begins at 2 p.m. and everyone is welcome to attend. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased online. https://goo.gl/RA7fmW
All proceeds go to the United Way Winnipeg. We look forward to sharing an afternoon of amazing musical performances for a great cause!
We are excited that Indian City wins for the BEST MUSIC VIDEO PERFORMANCE for Through The Flood at the 2018 Native American Music Awards.
The video is dedicated to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (#MMIWG)
Indian City - Here &Now has received 5 nominations for the upcoming 2018 Native American Music Awards.
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Indian City latest single release SEASONS from the album Here & Now, featuring Shannon McKenney hits the Indigenous Music National Countdown
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Indian City latest single 5000 Miles from the album Here & Now, featuring Jeremy Koz has reached #1 on the charts at Indigenous Music Countdown
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Indian City picks up 3 Indigenous Music Award Nominations for:
Best Pop Album - Here & Now
Best Music Video - Through The Flood
Best Producer/Engineer - Indian City Here & Now
Indian City are on the road to the Juno's!
We're getting excited!! We are heading to the Juno's!
Indian City lands a Juno Nomination
Tree of Life is from Indian City's latest album Here & Now. Tree Of Life is an upbeat circle of life song that reflects on what feeds the soul and the legacy we leave behind.
Tree Of Life has reached the #1 spot on the Indigenous Music Countdown
Have a listen to Tree Of Life on Bandcamp
Indian City wishes you all a Happy New Year!
'Super Hero's', never go out of style!
We are thrilled that Indian City's latest CD, Here & Now takes home 3 Indian Summer Music Awards for the best Rock single as well as for the best Pop single and Country.
Thank you Milwaukee we had an amazing time!
We are excited to have received 3 Nominations for the Indian Summer Festival Music Awards!
Check out our new video, Through The Flood
Indian City picks up a WCMA nomination for Here & Now
Indian City has a video out
Here and Now is climbing the charts. Sitting at #11.
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Indian City is excited to announce they will be taking the stage on Parliament Hill in Ottawa for Canada Day!
Indian City will be in Calgary for Keeping the Circle Strong Celebrations
Be sure not to miss Indian City Performing at Indigenous Arts Festival at Fork York June, 18th 2016
Indian City will be back in the Big Apple July 28, 2016
Indian City with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra at the Club Regent Event Centre on June 22, 2016
Tickets are available at ticketmaster
Here's a sneak peek at what Indian City will be up to in 2016
More info coming soon
Indian City's Vince Fontaine will join The Rockers as they take on NHL Greats for the 13th Annual JUNO Cup in Calgary on April 1st, 2016
Tour Dates coming soon. Stay tuned...
Greetings and Happy New Years friends! Indian City wishes you a safe and prosperous 2016!
Indian City picks up 3 Indigenous Music Award Nominations for:
Best Song "Duet"
Best Video "One Day"
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Indian City snags a Western Candian Music Award nomination
WCMA's take place in Calgary September 2015
Indian City's Vince Fontaine played in the 2015 Juno Cup
Indian City wins Songwriter of the Year at the 2014 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards
Indian City picks up two awards at the Indian Summer Music Awards.
Best Pop and Best Rock for Colors.
Good bye to our friend Marty Chapman.
Thank you for your friendship and sharing your awesome talent on the stage with us.
RED & WHITE: UNPLUGGED
On Thursday, May 15th, 2014 at the Westend Cultural Centre, Camerata Nova teams up with Indian City to offer a totally new experience, mixing rock, choral music and traditional Aboriginal chant.
INDIAN CITY HEADING TO THE BIG APPLE
Indian City along with Tanya Tagaq and Leela Gilday will be heading to New York City to showcase for the Native America North APAP Conference on January 11th, 2014
NEW INDIAN CITY CD: COLORS COMING SOON
INDIAN CITY'S VINCE FONTAINE PICKS UP A CANADIAN FOLK MUSIC AWARD NOMINATION FOR SUPERNATION
Vince collaborated with guest artists: Pamela Davis, Don Amero, William Prince as well as a guest track from Eagle & Hawk on the debut release. The awards will be handed out in Calgary, AB on November 10th, 2013.
INDIAN CITY'S VINCE FONTAINE SKATED AT THE 2013 JUNO CUP
Here is a Video of the NHL'ers and the Rockers Singing "Life is a highway"
Click HERE to see the video
SUPERNATION WINS "BEST POP CD" AT THE ABORIGINAL PEOPLES CHOICE MUSIC AWARDS
Indian City's "Supernation" won "Best Pop CD" at this year's APCMAs. A big THANK-YOU to all of you who took the time to vote!
Indian City also performed on the show, which was broadcast live across the nation on APTN. If you missed it, check out their performance HERE
INDIAN CITY WIN WESTERN CANADIAN MUSIC AWARD
Indian City's "Supernation" won "Aboriginal Recording of the Year" at the 2012 Western Canadian Music Awards, which took place on September 30th at Cas ino Regina. Indian City opened the awards show performing the title track Supernation and also played two concert showcases during BreakOut West.
INDIAN CITY TO PERFORM ON THE ABORIGINAL PEOPLES CHOICE MUSIC AWARDS
Indian City will be a featured performer on the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards show taking place November 2nd at Winnipeg's MTS Centre and broadcast live across the nation on APTN.
INDIAN CITY WIN 2 INDIAN SUMMER MUSIC AWARDS
Indian City received two awards at this year's Indian Summer Music Awards, which took place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on September 8th.
IC won Best Pop for their song "Supernation" and Best Rock for their single "Stand".
INDIAN CITY RECEIVED A RECORD 7 NOMINATIONS AT THE 2012 APCMAs!
Indian City's "Supernation" received 7 nomations at this year's Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards: Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year, Best Album Cover Design, Best Duo or Group, Best New Artist, Best Pop CD, Best Producer/Engineer and Single of the Year
As a Thank-You for taking the time to vote, click this link for a free download of Indian City's song "Stand", which just hit #1 on NCI's Aboriginal Countdown.
5 ISMA NOMINATIONS FOR INDIAN CITY's "SUPERNATION"
Indian City have been nominated for 5 Indian Summer Music Awards and are excited to be travelling to Milwaukee, Wisconsin for this year's Indian Summer Festival for a concert on the Miller Stage and a special appearance on the award show on Saturday, September 8th.