The Powergoats are an Ottawa rock outfit delivering a strong range of musical dynamics and live shows that have entertained thousands of people for over a decade. Led by singer-songwriter Jamie Douglas, the sounds of the sizable band have been described as "retro rock pre-soaked in blues with a hint of folk". Influences include The Rolling Stones, Dire Straits, David Bowie, Grateful Dead, Blue Rodeo, and The Allman Brothers Band.
Joining Jamie are Andrew Burns (bass, vocals, keyboards), Wes Reed (drums), Jeff Logan (lead guitar), Dee Butters (vocals), Zeek Gross (saxophone) and Kelly Craig (trumpet), and Erik Johnson Scherger (violin).
Their fourth studio album "The Powergoats In 3D" will be released in late summer 2021. Other studio releases include Blue Canoe (2019), Ruby Headlights (2014), and Bottled Sunset (2012). Additionally in their very early days, Jamie crafted two scratch demo Powergoats CDs; Moonlit Crimes (2010) and Chrome Libido (2008).
With three RBC Ottawa Bluesfest shows and one Cityfolk show under their belts, The Powergoats have shared stages with 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.
The Powergoats have enjoyed Ottawa radio support from CBC Radio One, Live 88.5 FM, CHUO FM, CHIP 101.7 FM, 101.9 DAWG FM, and CKDJ 107.9.