Double Feature

Nive Nielsen

Patrick Brealey



Nive NielsenThis episode of JAM Live! features recordings from two shows recorded at the St. Elias Centre in Haines Junction, Yukon, in February 2013.

Greenland’s Nive Nielsen and Toronto’s Patrick Brealey.

Nive, who has described her style as Eskimo Folk, captures a unique innocence while singing about coffee, beetles, ghosts, snow and being bad in her warm and genuine style. Nive’s bio to date reads like a storybook. She is Inuk and was born and raised in Nuuk, the capital of Greenland. Her first show ever was a televised concert for the Queen of Denmark.

Her 2010 album “nive sings!” was produced by the much sought after John Parish. She won an independent music award in the US, and collaborated with indie rock bands such as The Black Keys and Wolf Parade.

Junction Arts & Music was fortunate enough to host the lovely Nive Nielsen. Nive (lead vox and on ukulele and acoustic guitar) and her partner Cowboy Jan de Vroede (playing electric guitar, keyboard and glockenspiel) craft a magical sound with the help of her Yukon friends; Diyet (back-up vocals), Robert van Lieshout (on drums and acoustic guitar), Bob Hamilton (on electric guitar and mandolin), and Sarah Hamilton on (violin and viola).