Quite frankly the band name makes us and others laugh.  We care about the music and the performance of that music.  Our goal is to entertain your audience.  The name we feel is funny and something you and your clients will remember for years to come.

There are a few other bands around the globe using this name too and for us it is all in fun.  

New Show Elements

As The Rubber Band move towards the winter, we wanted everyone to know what a fantastic year we have had despite all the trials and tribulations life brings.  We look forward to a happy and healthy 2018 with all of you!  Thank you to our families, friends, and fans for supporting live music!.  The Rubber Band, Featuring the Music of The Tragically Hip!

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The Rubber Band delivers an authentic, polished classic rock sound.  The rhythm section comprised of  Jean Chiquette (bass) , and Colin (BAM BAM) Graham (drums) have been bringing music to people across Canada and the United States in various different iterations for over 36 years.  

With the introduction of Terry Shipp (lead vocals, and, guitar) a new life long friendship and musical relationship was born.  Terry is a passionate singer, songwriter and guitar player that rounds out this band perfectly.

Just recently Brian Lanigan & Layne Syvertsen joined The Rubber Band as our 4th & 5th members and bring a new passion and fire to the stage with their amazing playing ability.  We are excited with these new additions to the band.

The Rubber Band, Featuring The Music of The Tragically Hip

On August 20th, 2016 the band got together with some friends to watch the last Tragically Hip concert.  Our band members like the rest of Canada watched emotionally as the final song played out, Ahead By A Century.  Terry said "We should do some more Hip". 

From there the idea snowballed into a tribute to Gord Downie who passed away October 17th, 2017. 

Wait! There are still 4 remaining members in The Tragically Hip.  Rob Baker, Gord Sinclair, Johnny Fay &, Paul Langlois.  Therefore our band is actually "Featuring The Music of The Tragically Hip" and we do this for Rob Baker, Gord Sinclair, Johnny Fay, Paul Langlois, and of course Gord Downie.  This is for ALL OF YOU!

Brian Lanigan & Layne Syvertsen Join the Rubber Band! 

‚ÄčWe are pleased to announce that Brian Lanigan & Layne Syvertsen have joined The Rubber Band!  Brian and Layne bring with them many years of playing experience and these guys are two of the premier musicians in Alberta.  Truly amazing players, we are proud to have Lanigan & Layne on board for many years to come!


This part of our larger Rock & Roll show and will not be performed nor is considered suitable or appropriate for small low volume venues.

We cater and customize our show specifically to your needs.


Jean Chiquette will perform an eclectic solo acoustic set of timeless classic music for your listening pleasure. While only a few songs this performance is geared towards small venue low volume clients who will appreciate the true diversity of this band.

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The music is always the most important aspect of our performance.  We take timeless classics and put our flavor into it.  We have a wide range of music ranging from Classic Rock, Reggae, Blues, Funk, Pop, and Country to cater to any venue.  Our music is easy to listen to and fun to watch.  We are professional entertainers with a silly band name!

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