The Band

Kelsey Porter grew up on a cattle/buffalo ranch just east of Medicine Hat, Alberta. At the young age of four, she started studying piano and voice at the Medicine Hat Conservatory of Music. At the age of 10, Kelsey started playing guitar instructed by Tim Herman and later Todd Lefever. Shortly into her music career, she started touring with a family band, SWASS, which included her brother Kalan Porter (2004 Canadian Idol winner) and her sister Mackenzie Porter (actress and country artist). Once Kelsey finished high school, she attended the University of Calgary to finish her Degree of Commerce. Kelsey plays a variety of instruments including guitar, bass guitar, banjo, mandolin, and harmonica, while Daniel shreds the lead guitar. Together they play a wide variety of folk rock, classic rock, indie rock and country covers, as well as their own originals. They play at a variety of venues throughout Western Canada and are looking forward to recording their first album.


Daniel Hooft was born and raised in Medicine Hat AB. Daniel started singing and playing guitar at the age of eight years old. He has been performing for 15 years now and he has experience in a variety of genres. He has performed in many bands in the past such as Dystortion FX and Theskylife. Daniel has shared the stage with acts such as Lights, Jason Zerbin and Ten Second Epic with his band TheskyLife from Edmonton Alberta. He performed with Theskylife for three years before joining up with Kelsey Porter and their group Taking August. The two together have a passion for music that is evident and they hope to tour and record an album in the fall of 2018.


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