This interview gives an indepth story on our history and how we came to be the HOUSE BAND OF THE NORTH
WELDERS DAUGHTER , Canada's house band of the North, began their legacy over a decade and a half ago by touring extensively throughout Canada, landing in the north where they have become local living legends as described by the many who live there.
This incarnation of the band does it all ! From Rock and Country classics, to the modern , blues and retro/disco dance,
all the way to todays top charting dance hits, with a sprinkle of their own original songs , they please the masses!
This "MUST HAVE" band will excite you with high energy shows, displaying experienced, excellent musicianship.
Featuring strong female and male vocals, diversity and versatility tend to amaze even the strongest critics. They are able to give you a full performance filled with all of your favorite tunes in many different styles, catering to their many requests!
A very accommodating band that works well with even the most discriminating situations, keeps this band in HIGH DEMAND!
This fulltime , professional, 4 piece band , originally from Vancouver has toured extensively, and now calls the north home with 2 regular house gigs in Yellowknife and Inuvik, performing 5-7 nights per week, every week, with the occasional special event appearance. at festivals and large gatherings.
A new country album is currently being recorded.
Karen Novak - Lead vocals, keyboards, songwriter, producer, promoter
Well respected by her peers in the industry, Karen is a multi-talented ARTIST who has all the ingredients for Stardom. Her undeniable talents, are easily enjoyed at any of her high energy performances. she captivates, and mesmorizes her audience with her vocal versatility, which boasts a 4 octave range.
With the ability to sing sweetly and smoky and smooth then hit you hard with powerful, raspy rock vocals( think Wynonna Judd meets Melissa Etheridge) from the Rankin family to ACDC, to Elle KIng and everything in between.
She is a classically trained musician and began teaching organ and piano at the age of 15, worked in retail music stores, became a leader in her industry, as well as an agent, promoter and in bands by the age of majority (18)
An actress with live theatre and television credits. She has developed an exceptionally strong stage presence full of dynamics and likable charisma , that "IT " factor is easily recognized.
A mulita-instrumentalist, before leading "WELDERS DAUGHTER", she toured and performed with numerous "A" circuit bands as well as contributed to several original bands, not only as a keyboard player/rhythm guitarist, but writer, producer and arranger. A sought after performer with a trunk full of songs destined to be hits, its no wonder the industry is excited.
Attila "Novi" Novak -Lead guitar, vocals, sound engineer, producer, song writer, booking agent
Attila is a Canadian-Hungarian guitarist, engineer, producer and arranger and Karen's husband and partner, with over 30 years experience, including extensive touring throughout Europe, Germany and Canada.
He founded Hungary's first "official" speed metal band ( as recorded in the 1988 Rock Lexicon history book) at the age of 15. His first record deal was signed at the age of 17,selling well over 10,000 copies. His wide recognition as a seasoned performer and showman and songwriter have been witnessed in several original bands before becoming involved with Karen where a partnership was formulated.
A dedicated musician, composer, producer, engineer and soundman, he contributes all of his talents to "WELDERS DAUGHTER"
Constantly upgrading his skills, he has mastered many styles and genres of music, not only in performance on his guitar but in his songwriting abilities .He is currently recording not only WELDERS DAUGHTERS new album, but others as well in his own studio.
He names, Steve Vai, Micheal Schenker and Brad Paisley as influences.
These two are a dynamic duo, power couple worthy of everyone's attention.
Tommy B - vocals, bass guitar,
Tom was educated on scholarship which only goes to prove, his talents were recognized even early in life. Tom's abilities as a fluent multi=instrumentalist and vocalist, have added color, depth and texture to the band. His vocal precision elevates this band to new levels as he can reproduce songs from Johnny Cash to Eminem. He's toured internationally in Germany, Japan and all across the USA. He's even performed at such prestigious events as the Dove awards in Nashville.
Having been in the band almost from the beginning, they have learned to blend their artistic styles and vocals to perfection. Tom is also produced an album and adds his ears to the bands recordings and live shows.