“Five Minutes With” The Dreadnoughts

With over 80 MILLION streams on Spotify alone, The Dreadnoughts are the biggest band you’ve never heard of. Formed in the dirty and violent backrooms of Vancouver’s infamous Ivanhoe Hotel back in ’06, they’ve been on a cider-fueled bender across the globe bringing their furious brand of Celtic polka punk klezmer mayhem to an ever-growing legion of obsessed fans.

The Dreadnoughts


The Dreadnoughts


Folk Punk-Rock



# of Albums:


Latest Album:

“Roll and Go”

Latest Single:


Latest Video:

Favourite musician growing up:

Stan Rogers

Favourite musician now:

Shooby Taylor, the Human Horn

Guilty pleasure song:

“All That She Wants”, Ace of Base

EP or LP?

Sorry, we’re not sure what these mean; are they Youporn categories?

Early bird or night owl?

Was a night owl until the little Owlet came along.

Road or studio?


Any shows or albums coming up?

A string of shows this summer in Toronto, Montreal, Quebec, Edmonton and Calgary!

Where can we follow you?

Streaming ServicesTwitterBandcampFacebookInstagramSpotify


Rapid Fire Vancouver Qs

Favourite local restaurant:

Roundel Cafe.

Favourite street in your city:

Gotta be East Hastings, not because of all the suffering, which is terrible, but because it’s the only place left in Vancouver with an actual community.

Favourite park in your city:

Victory Square

Favourite music venue in your city:

Rickshaw Theatre.

Favourite music store in your city:

Do people still go into music stores?



About Demian Vernieri 520 Articles
Demian is an Argentinian retired musician, avid gamer and editor for the Montréal Guardian, Toronto Guardian, Calgary Guardian and Vancouver Guardian websites.