Alan Syliboy & The Thundermakers

When many groups were still recovering from the Covid 19 downturn in 2022, Alan’s band was booked and performed at 30 concerts, including a trip to St. John’s NFLD.

Also in 2021, Alan & The Thundermakers performed their first concert as part of the “Fusion Sessions” with Symphony NS.  Then due to highly successful reviews, they were asked to perform again with Symphony NS in March 2022, this time as part of the “Pjila’si Sessions”.  These concerts were mesmerizing and are now approaching 5k views on YouTube. 

The Fusion Sessions
The Pjila’si Sessions

The group consists of:

Alan Syliboy – Group Leader/Percussion & Spoken Word
Evan Syliboy (Alan’s son) – Lead Electric Guitar
Hubert Francis – star of Brookes Diamond production, “Drum” from Elsipogtog First Nation
Lukas Pearse – Bassist (Video Mapping Technician)
Joanne Hatfield – Vocal/Guitar/Keyboard
Aaron Prosper – Vocal/Percussion
Matt Gallant – Drum Kit

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Spoken Word – Alan’s original spoken word songs are performance highlights leaving many audience members in tears during his presentation.

Video accompaniment – Alan’s art is featured in a video presentation projected on screens during the group’s performances.  The video is carefully selected and is programmed to accompany the theme of each song throughout their concerts.  This has added immense beauty to their production.

Alan frequently calls upon Indigenous dancers including “The Thundergirls” who dance in traditional Mi’kmaw regalia, and wow the audience with their performances. 

Also Alan has close ties to award winning Mi’kmaw dancer and artistic director, Sarah Prosper, (sister of Thundermaker – Aaron Prosper). Sarah performs with the band as available.

Although Alan’s core group remains consistent, when needed he will call upon other talented performers from his network of musicians across the province.