The song is everything. The attitude is not. ~ SG Sinnicks

Steve “S.G.” Sinnicks began playing drums at 11 and at 15 began to play the pubs with everyone from local artists to Canadian legend Stompin’ Tom Connors. While he still occasionally fills in on the skins, he is now known across Canada and in the U.S. as singer and songwriter in the vein of Nick Lowe, Billy Bragg or John K Sampson with a folkie background and a history of dissent.

DISCOGRAPHY

Unless otherwise noted, all releases listed are Albums, released independently on CD.

2017 – T.I.H. (This Is Home) 
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2012 – The Last Irishman In Corktown (WINNER 2012 Hamilton Music Awards – Folk/Traditional Recording of the Year)
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2008 – Red Meat and Blue 88s (2009 Hamilton Music Awards, Winner – Folk/Roots Record of the Year)
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2007 – Tartan Terrors Christmas

2008 – A Farmer’s Hope

2006 – Who’s Your Paddy with the Tartan Terrors

2005 -The Quest, with Tartan Terrors (DVD)

2005 – Unpubbed, with the Tartan Terrors

2004 – Dressed to Kilt, with the Tartan Terrors

2003 – Songs Under 60 Seconds, D.R.O.G. Records

2003 – If You Don’t Want The Genie, Don’t Rub The Lamp
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2002 – 5 Songs 5 Bucks
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2001 – Work Songs Compilation, D.R.O.G. Records

2000 – Slow Learner
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1999 – September 8 1977 with Big Eddy And The Trailer Park 5

1998 – Truck Songs Compilation, D.R.O.G. Records

BACKING MUSICIAN OR SOLO PERFORMER

Performances: NXNE, CMW, Edmonton Songwriters Festival, COCA Conference, Hamilton Days of Protest, Festival of Friends, Red Skies, Hamilton Place, Oakville Place, Sanderson Centre, Convocation Hall, Western University, McMaster University, Freshwater Folk Concerts, It’s Your Festival, Lindsay Academy Theatre, Capital Centre, The West End Cultural Centre, Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, Irish Cultural Centre Milwaukee, University of Memphis, University of South Carolina, and too many clubs to mention.

Live Credits: Stompin’ Tom Connors, Tom Wilson, Stephen Fearing, Burnin’ Ethyl, Elizabeth Hill, Kim Deschamps, Big Smoke, Tartan Terrors, Scottish Dance Company of Canada, The Killjoys, Big Eddy And The Trailer Park 5.Recording Credits:Shawn Brush, Ray Materick, Coyote Shivers, Harrison Kennedy, Jacob Moon, Rob Lamothe, Big Eddy And The Trailer Park 5, Tartan Terrors.

Opening Act For: The Rheostatics, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Spirit of the West, Junkhouse, Fred Eaglesmith, Garnet Rogers, Ron Hawkins, Teenage Head.

Television: Much Music, Open Mic with Mike Bullard, Breakfast Television, (City) Lunch T.V., News at Noon (OnTV), CFTO, The Big Breakfast (Winnipeg).Radio:CKCO, Y95, CFMU, CIUT, CJRT, CFRU, CHML, C101, CJAM, CKCU, CKDU, CBC Sunday Edition, Richard’s Roundup, NPR Philadelphia, CBC Fresh Air.

ETFO (photo - Jim Giles)

TESTIMONIALS
Steve is a legend in the Hamilton music scene. One of my favourite local artists.
Geoff Kulawick, Linus Entertainment/True North Records
True songs about people, for the people.
Exclaim Magazine
Thank God Steve Sinnicks is an undiscovered talent. It gives the world something to look forward to hearing!
Tom Wilson, Juno Award winning songwriter (Junkhouse, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Lee Harvey Osmond)
Sinnicks’ wit is sharp and there is no rosy tint on his view of things. It’s rootsy people music you don’t hear on the radio anymore.
Hamilton Spectator
…in the tradition of Guthrie and Seeger…Hamilton’s Steve Sinnicks is also one of the best “labour-singers” in Canada… if Woody were alive today he would want to hear Steve Sinnicks live!
Jim Marino, Freewheeling Folk Show / Smokin’ Bluegrass Show