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Pretty Archie


Pretty Archie is an Americana/Bluegrass/Roots band from Cape Breton, NS. They are known for their entertaining, high energy & foot stomping shows. Their honest, heartfelt writing connects listeners with a saltwater perspective on modern living. The music finds common ground in the blurred genres of Country, Americana, Bluegrass and Blues. Their unique sound has led to the band developing a following that grows after each show they play — across audiences throughout Canada.


Long time friends Brian Cathcart (Lead Vocals, Guitar), Matt McNeil (Lead Guitar, Mandolin), Colin Gillis (Harmonica, Bass, Vocals) and Redmond MacDougall (Banjo, Percussion, Vocals) make up this quartet. Always jamming together growing up, they guys decided in May 2012 to form a band. The band chose the name Pretty Archie after a local (Cape Breton) character known for playing with 2 strings outside shopping malls in any weather and not always (or ever) in key. The guys thought the name Pretty Archie embodied the love of playing and performing music along with representing their hometown.


Pretty Archie has had the opportunity to be a showcasing artist at Nova Scotia Music Week, East Coast Music Week and NXNE along with playing some of the best Canadian venues; The Horseshoe Tavern, The Dakota Tavern (Toronto, ON), Stan Rogers Folk Festival (Canso, NS), The Ironwood Stage and Grill (Calgary, AB) Fairmont Banff Springs (Banff, AB) and many more across Canada. Pretty Archie is known for their entertaining, high energy, foot stomping shows.Pretty Archie’s honest, heartfelt writing connects listeners with a saltwater perspective on modern living. Their fun loving and at times heartbreaking music finds common ground in the blurred genres of Country, Folk, Bluegrass and Blues. Their unique sound has lead to the band developing a following that grows after each show they play.


“It is hard to pigeonhole Pretty Archie. It encompasses an uplifting myriad of (but not limited to) hillbilly country, blues, bluegrass and folk. Throw a banjo, harmonica and mandolin in and together the foursome offers a different brand of music, a relentless, raw, uncontrived mash of genres that is distinctly Pretty Archie” -Andrew Rankin (Cape Breton Star)


“Cape Breton, Nova Scotia has a well known reputation for creating great musical talent. From The Rankin Family to Ashley MacIsaac to the late Rita MacNeil, this artistic hotbed on the country’s East Coast has produced some of Canada’s best musicians. From this proud region now comes Pretty Archie, a folk-bluegrass-country group from Cape Breton that will impress audiences with their strong chops. With their impressive blend of folk, blues, bluegrass and country this band has produced a great sound that is oodles of fun to listen to” – Alejandro Bustos (Apt613.com, Ottawa)