Born in the Norwood Flats area of Winnipeg, Manitoba, twin brothers, Calan & Lucas Hamilton started writing songs and performing in 2005.
They have performed at many Canadian Music Festivals : Trout Forest Music Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Harvest Sun Music Festival, Fire n’ Water and Festival du Voyageur, shared the stage with performers like Ray Bonneville, Bill Bourne and Fred Eaglesmith. The Trout Forest Music Festival considers them one of their own as they have been attending and part of that festival since 1999. The Sturgeons have toured out West several times and once again this summer with great reception.
Songwriter Calan Hamilton on guitar and lead vocals and Lucas Hamilton on percussion and harmonies worked with many talented musicians like Chris Dunn (lead guitar player for Ridley Bent) to create their first record called “The Wood Shop” released on November 19, 2011 at the Park Theatre in Winnipeg. An eclectic mixture of 50s/60s pop & 70s angst folk rock with a hint of contemporary new grass, this record feels old, new, strange & familiar. Influences include The Band, Everly Brothers, Avett Brothers, David Francey, John Prine, Lucinda Williams and Tom Waits.
Their newly released (June 19th - 2014) second record “This Is” is a collection of thoughtful tunes, beautifully crafted and arranged with a spontaneous edge with guest appearances such as Sierra Noble and Sheena Grobb. What really stands out about this record is the refined songwriting, strong harmonies and tasteful arrangements. Their new record is on the top 30 albums on the !earshot charts for July and August in Winnipeg and Halifax. “This Is” is being played by CBC and university radio across the country since its release in June 2014.
University of Calgary
"Their tunes are charming and they make you want to two-step. If you’re going to make folk music, you can only hope to do it as well as the Sturgeons
Kate Jacobson "The Gaunlet"