The Powergoats are an Ottawa rock outfit delivering a strong range of musical dynamics and live shows entertaining thousands of people in Ontario and Quebec since they emerged on the scene in 2009. Led by singer-songwriter Jamie Douglas, the sounds of this sizable band have been described as "retro rock pre-soaked in blues, with a hint of folk". Style comparisons include The Rolling Stones, Barenaked Ladies, Grateful Dead, David Bowie, Blue Rodeo, and The Allman Brothers Band.
The Powergoats' line up also features Andrew Burns (bass, vocals, keyboards), Wes Reed (drums), Jeff Logan (lead guitar), Dee Butters (vocals), Scottie Irving (keys), Zeek Gross (saxophone), Kelly Craig (trumpet), and Erik Johnson Scherger (violin).
Their fourth studio album "The Powergoats In 3D" will be released in October 2021. Other releases include Blue Canoe (2019), the live album 'Live in the Summer Sun' (2016), Ruby Headlights (2014), Bottled Sunset (2012), and two early demo CDs; Moonlit Crimes (2010), and Chrome Libido (2008). Over the years The Powergoats have enjoyed radio support from CBC Radio One, Live 88.5 FM, CKCU FM, CHUO FM, CHIP 101.7 FM, and CKDJ 107.9.
With hundreds of shows behind them (including three for RBC Ottawa Bluesfest and one for Cityfolk Marvest), The Powergoats have shared stages with many great artists such as Rise Against, The Lost Fingers, The Free Press, The Joe Crown Trio, Brock Zeman, Etoile Noire, Danny Van Sceney, James McMurtry, Malak, Jasper Bridge, Jillian Kerr, Bearshark, The Clint Everson Band, Ty Hall, Hearts&Mines, Lloyd Smiley, Three Times Lucky, Wake the Wolf, and Tribe Royal among others.