Kirsten Scholte & The Fancys


Kirsten Scholte was raised in the small town of Orillia Ontario, on seven acres of country land. She grew up listening to music that was played around the house, and covered genres of folk, rock, country/bluegrass and Celtic music. After four years of playing trumpet in her high school band and traveling to several music festivals in Canada, she decided to apply to Humber College for a Contemporary Music Performance Degree majoring in voice. It was in her 3rd year at Humber that she began to piece together her band The Fancys with Matthew Bailey on mandolin/electric guitar & back-up vocals, Lucas Gadke on bass and Justin Ruppel on drums/back-up vocals. Kirsten Scholte has been songwriting for over six years, establishing a unique style of writing and musical identity in the roots genre. She has been performing live with the band for the past two years, developing sets of original repertoire and gathering inspiration from artists such as Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Blue Rodeo and Lucinda Williams. In August 2010 Kirsten Scholte and The Fancys finished their first album entitled “What I Have is all I Need”. The album is a collection of music that expresses values of life, love, rural Canada, and the changes and independence of moving on.

Kirsten Scholte & The Fancys will be playing at the Mariposa folk festival 2011