Twin Flames are a husband-and-wife duo that combines genres, languages and instrumental range to deliver a powerful sound that is both contemplative Folk and unapologetic Rock ‘n’ Roll. Twin Flames have chosen to let their music speak for itself. Their substantial body of work and widespread recognition make it clear they have something special going on. In just eight years of recording and performing as Twin Flames, the duo has accumulated over 44 music awards and nominations. Their songs have earned them a unique place among contemporary music-makers and songwriters, which has, in turn, led to them touring all over the world.
Four-time Canadian Folk Music Award winners, 2022 Vocal Group of the Year, Twin Flames, offer a memorable experience with the perfect blend of music, comedy and thought-provoking stories. Their synchronicity and love shine through on every stage they play.
Together, they create sonic soundscapes using Indigenous spirit flutes, traditional drums, and Western instruments. They share a genuine love for songwriting, which stands out lyrically and melodically for the world to hear.
Jaaji (Inuk from Nunavik and Mohawk from Kahnawake) and Chelsey June; Settler (with Algonquin, Métis, Cree heritage) write songs delivered through a mix of English, French and Inuttitut. Well, on their way to becoming a Canadian household name, the sky seems to be no limit for this pair.
Since joining together professionally and as a couple, Twin Flames have released four full-length albums which have charted in Canada and abroad. They are recipients of 4 Canadian Folk Music Awards, 3 Native American Music Awards, 3 Summer Solstice Indigenous Music Awards; they won the 2022 Capital Music Award (Group of the Year), 2023 Arctic Music Awards (Group of the Year), 2023 Meriläinen Music Awards (Group of the year)
They’ve had two #1 Hits on the Indigenous Music Countdown’s Top 40. The duo was selected as artist-in-residence for the 2019 Folk Alliance International conference and partnered with UNESCO to write Human the official song to celebrate the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages. The song human was also a part of CBC’s Music Class Challenge in 2020 and reached #1 on the Indigenous music countdown.
Twin Flames have written songs for musicals, including the theme song Dreamer used in TD Confederation Centre Young Company, The Dream Catchers. Most recently, Twin Flames wrote a musical for Sheridan college titled “In Darkness Show me the Stars,” performed by fourth-year students. They have now played over 2000+ shows throughout Canada, Greenland, the United States, Australia, the Cayman Islands and France.
Their music video for Broke Down Ski’tuuq was the first all Inuttitut music video to be featured on MuchMusic.
Their songs have been featured in movies and television series, including Amazon Prime’s The Lake (“Battlefields”), CBC’s Tallboyz (“Grace Too”), the 2018 film Trouble in the Garden (Plane Song), the “Trapped in a Human Zoo” episode of David Suzuki’s The Nature of Things (“Isuma”), and the 2015 documentary Okpik’s Dream (“Nunaga”). Their music videos for “Taanisi” and “Porchlight” were chosen among the films screened at INDIANER INUIT: DAS NORDAMERIKA FILM FESTIVAL in Stuttgart, Germany, in January 2018.
Twin Flames’ journey in music and the values they hold for relationships have led them to share the stage with a diverse roster of talented artists from a wide array of backgrounds, including Tom Jackson, Bruce McCulloch of Kids in the Hall, Tom Wilson of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Danny Michel, Rose Cousins, Wild Rivers, Royal Wood, Midnight Shine, Sultans of String, Peter Katz, Scenic Route to Alaska, Noura Mint Seymali, Dobet Gnahoré, Donavan Woods, Rick Mercer, Ken Whiteley, Trent Severn, Dala, Florent Vollant of Kashtin, Silla, Riit, and more.
Twin Flames have opened on festival stages for Ashley McIsaac, David Francey, Marc Dupré, Eric Lapointe, and Damien Robitaille.
They have been honoured to share the stage with legendary Top 40 and Juno Award-winning artist Susan Aglukark and the NAC orchestra at the National Arts Centre, Southam Hall, where they performed “Human” and a few other fan favourites.
Some of our Favorite songs!
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