As of Now

Poke the Bear is an alternative rock band based out of Calgary, Canada. Forming in 2016 the band already has a significant repertoire of original songs. Their unique combination of styles ranging from southern 
style rock anthems to beach-y grooves has made them appealing to a broad range of supporters. 


Quickly making their mark on the local music scene, the band won the 2017 Big Rock Brewery Original Music Showcase finishing first place out of 32 local bands. They were also honoured with a nomination for the Zackariah and the Prophets award, and a performance at this year’s YYC Music Awards. 


With their first E.P. released in May, 2018 the band has already been rewarded with an alternative recording of the year nomination for their track "That Was Real". Quickly back to work, the band is in the works creating a number of new tunes, sure to be on a different wave from the last. 


Sam Harris [ Vocals ]

Kalan Marshall  [ Guitar & Vocals ]

Jon Boudreau [ Bass Guitar ]

Derek Gaudreau [ Drums ]