The song is everything. The attitude is not.

S.G. 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. Since transitioning to original songwriting in the late 90’s, he is now known across Canada and the US as a singer/songwriter in the vein of Nick Lowe or Billy Bragg, with a history of dissent and telling the story with words, music and solidarity.


Unless otherwise noted, all releases listed are Albums, released independently on CD – and now, Digital.

  • 2022 – Fridge Magnet
  • 2017 – T.I.H. (This Is Home)
  • 2012 – The Last Irishman In Corktown (WINNER 2012 Hamilton Music Awards – Folk/Traditional Recording of the Year)
  • 2008 – Red Meat and Blue 88s (2009 Hamilton Music Awards, Winner – Folk/Roots Record of the Year)
  • 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
  • 2002 – 5 Songs 5 Bucks
  • 2001 – Work Songs Compilation (D.R.O.G. Records)
  • 2000 – Slow Learner
  • 1999 – September 8 1977 with Big Eddy And The Trailer Park 5
  • 1998 – Truck Songs Compilation (D.R.O.G. Records)


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)


Steve is a legend in the Hamilton music scene. One of my favourite local artists.
Geoff KulawickLinus Entertainment/True North Records
True songs about people, for the people.
Exclaim Magazine
…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
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