New show announcement with HIGHS and Loon Choir


We’re pleased to announce a special show we’ll be playing in November, opening for our old friends HIGHS!

HIGHS | Loon Choir | Scary Bear Soundtrackr
Friday, November 18, 2016, 8PM
Zaphod Beeblebrox, 27 York Street, Ottawa, ON, $10
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Tickets for the show are available at Vertigo Records, both Compact Music Inc. locations, Stomping Ground and at Spectrasonic.

We’ve also been working hard on our upcoming multimedia performance at Mirror Mountain Film Festival….very hard indeed!


look how hard we are working – band rehearsal is serious work…

greetings from Guyana!




hanging out on Guyana’s Seawall 

We’ve been a little quiet on the music front, but we’ve been working on some exciting projects while Gloria is working in South America this month.

The project we’re most excited to announce is our upcoming collaborative performance at the Mirror Mountain Film Festival! We’re teaming up with Canadian indie film maker Tim Smith to produce a film score for his movie that will be performed live at the festival at the Arts Court Theatre on December 2! Don’t miss this special performance!


Mirror Mountain Film Festival
Special live film score performance collaboration with Tim Smith
Friday, December 2, 2016, 10PM
Arts Court, 2 Daly Ave, Ottawa, ON
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Bar Robo tonight

SBS in Bogota Colombia

SBS fans in Bogota, Colombia! Thanks Juan Carlos Rivillas for the photo!

The fun just never stops! See you at Bar Robo tonight? We’ll be playing with Moonriser and Slow Man Tofu! I may have lost my voice a little after the Tragically Hip concert stream last weekend, so if you’ve always wanted to know what Scary Bear Soundtrack songs sound like when sung with an involuntary Rod Stewart vocal twist, tonight’s the night to see it!

We’ve also got some exciting announcements coming up…stay tuned!


thank you Bluesfest!

We had an absolute blast performing at Ottawa’s Bluesfest last weekend! The Barney Danson Theatre was packed, with all the seats filled and standing room only. What a treat. Thanks so much to the festival staff for their hospitality and for the audience for being so supportive!

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photo by Richard Harris

bluesfest - band ming wu bluesfest - me from side ming wu

See more Bluesfest photos from that day, courtesy of Ming Wu. And thanks to the Revue for the shout out!

We’re also excited to announce our next show before we take a little autumn break. We’re thrilled to be part of this great lineup with our friends Moonriser, presented by Ottawa Showbox!

Moonriser | Scary Bear Soundtrack | David Parker
Thursday, August 25, 2016, 8PM
Bar Robo, 692 Somerset Street West, Ottawa, ON, $8
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See you there!

Bluesfest & Dominionated

scary bear fan

Our bassist’s baby has excellent taste in music

We’re playing at Bluesfest this Sunday! Come out to the Barney Danson Theatre on July 17 at 8PM to catch a full hour of an intimate performance that we’ve been practising for forever. Who knows, maybe you’ll catch some Pokémon.

We had a chance to model the new festival fashion line from fashion designer Kania at the Bluesfest pre-party last week. Check out the fab photos:

On Canada Day, we released a brand new track, a synth-pop shoegaze cover of Tegan and Sara’s “I Hear Noises”. It’s part of Quick Before It Melts’ compilation album DOMINIONATED THE THIRD, celebrating Canadian music by having Canadian musicians cover other Canadian musicians. Check out our tune and download the whole album for free here

Finally, some photos from last month’s shows at Babylon’s Sabbath party, as well as the SAW Gallery art exhibition opening party as part of the National Campus & Community Radio Conference (Thanks Lenny and Ming Wu for the photos)!

New Mama Bear!

So thrilled for our bassist Dannik who is now a new mom! Congratulations, Dannik! And welcome, Pearl!

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While Mama Bear is resting with Baby Bear, we’ve got a couple of shows as a three-piece band coming up.

Sabbath Poster

We’re playing Babylon Nightclub’s weekly Sabbath dance party series!

June 5, 2016, 10:00PM
Babylon Nightclub, 317 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario, $5
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And big thanks to CHUO FM for hooking us up with SAW Gallery’s Summer Opening Party, celebrating new exhibition openings at the gallery, as part of the National Campus and Community Radio Conference.

CHUO FM PRESENTS: SAW Summer Opening Party
with Telecomo & Crabe
June 9, 2016, 7PM
SAW Gallery, 67 Nicholas Street, Ottawa, Ontario, FREE
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new band photos

We did a photoshoot with Ottawa photographer Jess Deeks on the roof of local firm Jackpine. Check out our new band pics!


photo by Jess Deeks


photo by Jess Deeks


photo by Jess Deeks


photo by Jess Deeks


photo by Jess Deeks


photo by Jess Deeks


Looking for a podcast to listen to? We had the pleasure of being interviewed for the podcast series Stonehall Sessions, where we had a lot of fun exploring in-depth what it’s like to run out of water, how to record music in your bedroom in Nunavut, our terrible childhood memories about the Kiwanis Music Festival, and Phil Collins versus Peter Gabriel. Thanks Adam and Riley! You can listen to it on iTunes here

In other exciting news, now when you call the City of Ottawa, if you’re put on hold, you’ll hear our music! Along with Merganzer, Pony Girl, Loon Choir and Bonnie Doon… Sure beats elevator music, right? Check out the playlist here.


It’s been a busy couple of months! We had the pleasure of being interviewed by Alan Neal from CBC Radio One’s All in a Day about our song My First Northern Lights. I also did a solo set as the featured artist at Cafe Nostalgica, hosted by the lovely Amanda Lowe.

5-5 cafe nostalgica

Finally, we’ll be playing at Babylon for our next show – see you there!

June 5, 2016, 10:00PM
Babylon Nightclub, 317 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario

Babely Shades + Debaser = <3

pressed - full band

Thanks Babely Shades and Debaser for putting on this great show at Pressed! Also to the other great performers – what a rad night. Special props to our bassist, who is not only pretty much nine months pregnant, but also walked away from a car accident on her way to the show. She didn’t let that stop her from walking straight on to the stage and rocking out.

pressed - me and dannik

Thanks National Hum from CKCU et merci aussi Sous-Sol 819 (CHUO FM) for talking about us on your radio shows!

Oh, have we mentioned that WE ARE PLAYING BLUESFEST THIS YEAR? Come party with us on Sunday July 17 at the Barney Danson stage.

Oh, also, have we mentioned, we have Instagram now?

Speaking of Instagram Thanks Nine of Nine for the Instagram!

#scarybearsoundtrack @gloriaguns @scarybearsoundtrack

A video posted by Stella (@stellaheliconia) on Apr 9, 2016 at 6:28pm PDT



Pressed poster

We’re playing at Pressed this Saturday! This show is day 2 of #DIYSpring, hosted by Babely Shades and Debaser, two of our favourite music things in Ottawa.  We love this lineup. We love everything about it. See you there!

Big thanks to David Yazbeck for interviewing us on his CKCU FM show Thursday Special Blend last week, as well as Mitchell Caplan on his CHUO FM show Click Here so we could talk about our upcoming show at Pressed. National Hum also played our music on CKCU FM as well – thanks so much for the support!

and yes, we entered CBC Searchlight this year. you can check out our live video and song My First Northern Lights here.

finally, enjoy these photos from our last show at Zaphod’s.

x dannik closeup x group shot off stage  x kevin x me closeup x side shot



Zaphod’s with Language Arts


scary bear soundtrack at Zaphod’s

Last night’s show was a blast. We loved performing with our new keyboardist Tiffanie Tri.  Big thanks to Bonvivant16 for putting on this show; to Language Arts for your sweet sounds (and having us open for you); and to Zaphod’s for having a super respectful sound tech & letting us have a sneak taste of the brand new just-for-Zaphod’s Beau’s beer Life, the Universe & Everything (best sci fi series ever!)

Thanks also to Owen Maxwell for interviewing us on his CKCU FM radio show In Tune!

When’s the next dance party, you ask? I’M GLAD YOU ASKED.

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we are so, so, so stoked to be part of this show, presented by Debaser and Babely Shades, two of our fave music peeps in Ottawa. sharing the stage with some fantastic music folks.  Tiffanie will be travelling through Australia, so we’ll be back to our three-piece arrangement temporarily, but Dannik will be EVEN MORE PREGNANT. plus this show is pay what you can, all ages, and in a fairly accessible space, so everyone is welcome to dance with us!

Debaser & Babely Shades presents DIY Spring
with Melody McKiver, AH-MER-AH-SU, AKI
April 9, 2016, 8:00PM, all ages, pay what you can (suggested $8), accessible venue
Pressed Urban Gourmet Sandwich Bar, 750 Gladstone Ave, Ottawa, Ontario
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