“Twin Flames wowed the audience with their powerful songwriting. The strength of their set and their music in general” - Exclaim Magazine
Chelsey June, métis (Algonquin Cree heritage) from Ottawa, and Jaaji, Inuk and Mohawk from Nunavik and Kahnawake, are part of an Indigenous renaissance. Their cultural backgrounds span Canada’s geography and their songs, delivered through a mix of English, French and Inuktitut, have helped them earn a unique place among contemporary music makers from coast to coast. Their humour on stage is often unexpected and a welcome comedic relief when discussing darker issues, combined with impeccable storytelling Twin Flames allows audiences to feel a truly human connection.
Twin Flames build bridges across cultures, continents, and styles and are celebrated for their sonic landscapes spanning Canada and the Arctic. The pair bring together a richness of personal history and musical experience, 2x Canadian Folk Music Award recipients for Aboriginal Songwriters of the year and 3x Native American Music Award winners, 3X Winners for the Inaugural Summer Solstice Indigenous Music Awards, and most recently, Canadian Folk Music Award recipient for vocal group of the year. Their songs tell stories of courage and survival. A beloved powerhouse with 30 Music award Nominations and having played more than 1000+ shows throughout Canada, Greenland, the United States, Australia and France they are well on their way to becoming a Canadian household name. Using unique sounds, Indigenous Spirit flutes, traditional drums and western instruments, synthesizing harmonies, they offer a truly unique experience. Before combining their talents under the title of Twin Flames, Chelsey June and Jaaji had their own respective award-winning and nominated careers; they met on-set during the filming of APTN’s TAM (Talent Autochtones Musical) in 2014.
2022 - Awarded: Canadian Folk Music Awards - Vocal Group of the Year
2022 - Nominated: Canadian Folk Music Awards - Indigenous Songwriter (s) of the Year
2021 - Awarded: Summer Solstice Indigenous Music Awards - Radio Single of the Year - Battlefields
2021- Awarded: Summer Solstice Indigenous Music Awards - Pop/Rock/Alternative Album of the Year - OMEN
2021 - Awarded: Summer Solstice Indigenous Music Awards - Music in the Arts - Cover of Tragically HIp's Grace Too
2021 - Nominated - Summer Solstice Indigenous Music Awards - Recording Artists of the Year
2019 – Awarded: Native American Music Awards – Best Music Video Concept "Human"
2018 – Awarded: Native American Music Awards – Folk Album of the Year
2018 – Awarded: Native American Music Awards – Duo of the Year
2017 – Awarded: Canadian Folk Music Awards – Aboriginal Songwriters of the Year
2016 – Awarded: Canadian Folk Music Awards – Aboriginal Songwriters of the Year