The McGowan Family Band is an Edmonton based musical ensemble dedicated to producing innovative music and high energy shows that are accessible to a wide audience of all musical tastes and ages. With musical influences that include rock, folk, reggae and blues, The McGowan Family Band is looking to take their music on a career path by playing to new audiences on a regular basis. Between their original songs and familiar cover tunes, they are able to perform at any event. The McGowan Family Band’s nucleus consists of brothers Paul McGowan (guitar, vocals), Mark McGowan (drums, percussion, vocals, guitar) and Sean McGowan (guitar, vocals, bass). Playing and creating music was a large part of their up-bringing and continues to be a collective passion. The current McGowan Family Band line-up is rounded out by Ryan Holmes (bass, guitar, vocals), Sean Brewer (guitar, bass, vocals, banjo), and Jason Kodie (keyboards, vocals). In February of 1999, The McGowan Family Band played their debut show to an appreciative crowd in Edmonton. Since then, the band has made numerous public appearances at clubs, fundraisers and outdoor festivals.



Happy New Year!

Our 2017 in review is coming soon...


Our 2016 in review:

The McGowan Family Band
2016 Performance Dates

Friday February 12, 2016 - DV8 Underground "17 Year Extravaganza", Edmonton, AB
with Sound Bodacious

Saturday March 12, 2016 - Filthy McNasty's "Afternoon Show", Edmonton, AB

Wednesday April 20, 2016 - Cha Island "420", Edmonton, AB
with Firm Band

Saturday May 28, 2016 - Mercury Room "Prepare for the Fair", Edmonton, AB
with Jay Gilday Band, Tzadeka, Nanise, Swear by the Moon

Saturday June 4, 2016 - Heart of the City Music Festival, Edmonton, AB

Saturday June 11, 2016 - Tavern on Whyte "Patio Show", Edmonton, AB

Thursday June 16 & Sunday June 19, 2016 - North Country Fair, Driftpile Valley, AB

Saturday July 9, 2016 - JAMTRON 2, Metis Crossing, Smoky Lake, AB
with Longshadows, Prairie Rock, Tippy Agogo, The Introverts, Spekters

Saturday August 13, 2016 - Rock on the River Music Festival, Metis Crossing, Smoky Lake, AB

Saturday August 20, 2016 - Have Mercy Southern Table & Bar "Psychedelic Summer Party", Edmonton, AB
with Prairie Rock

Sunday September 4, 2016- DV8/Mamas Pizza, Edmonton, AB

Friday September 9, 2016 - Kaleido Family Arts Festival, Edmonton, AB

Friday September 30 & Saturday October 1, 2016 - Smoky Lake Great White North Pumpkin Weigh-Off & Fair, Town of Smoky Lake, AB

Sunday October 9, 2016 - Up + Downtown Music Festival, The Needle Vinyl Tavern, Edmonton, AB
with Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, Altameda, Jody Shenkarek, Mohsin Zaman

Friday October 28, 2016 - Cha Island "Bands as Bands (Grateful Dead)", Edmonton, AB
with Sound Bodacious as Frank Zappa, Fighter Fighter as Tragically Hip, West Virago as Led Zeppelin

Saturday November 19, 2016 - The Sewing Machine Factory, Edmonton, AB
with The Threads, Space Picnic

Friday December 2, 2016 - Bohemia, Edmonton, AB
with Hewson Grey, Tophie Davies Band, Bad Hatters

Friday December 23, 2016 - DV8/Mamas Pizza "Holiday Party", Edmonton, AB
with Kemo Treats

News: JAMTRON 4 information coming soon... - Past bulletin: "Below" The McGowan Family Band in Relix Magazine July/August 2015 'Click Picture for Link'