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Josh Q and the Trade-Offs

Arctic Soul, Josh Q and The Trade-Offs' iconic brand, is distinguished by the deep brooding voice of Josh Qaumariaq and soulful background of Jeff Maurice set against blues and rock and roll sounds echoing from the depth of the Northern tundra. In a blend of Inuktitut and English lyrics, The Trade-Offs sing the Arctic blues about universal themes of light and darkness and closeness and isolation. While the band is a staples of the Iqaluit music scene, they have played across Canada on big and small stages alike, including main stage performances at major festivals and at the iconic Cameron House in Toronto. Press play and be prepared to fall in love with Nunavut's Arctic Soul.