Little Bones

  a tribute to The Tragically Hip 

What's up with these Cats?

Little Bones was formed in February, 1992 to serve as Ottawa's own Tragically Hip Tribute.  We offer a full repertoire of songs by The Hip, but are also known for our 'Young & Hip' shows which include classic Neil Young.

Gord Downie noted, a novel written by Canadian author Timothy Findley, entitled The Last Of The Crazy People contains a cat character named Little Bones.  This, and the song Little Bones, inspired the name and image of our band.

Why play Hip music? Simple. In our opinion, there is no band that rocks more than The Tragically Hip! We take pride in supporting original acts from Ottawa, as well as Charities for kids.  These little bones will always be close to our hearts.  Charities supported include The Bear's Children's Fund, The Heart & Stroke Foundation, ALS, Easter Seals, Alzheimer, United Way, CHEO, Canadian Cancer Society, and The Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer .

We are proud to have shared the bill with acts such as April Wine, Junkhouse, The Sky Diggers, Big Sugar, The Northern Pikes, Barney Bentall, Yukon Blonde, Big Wreck, Trooper, and others...

After close to 25 years playing tribute to The Hip, we were the same original five members until recently when Yvon retired -- so for four of us, 'We are the same'.

Dan Hilts (Vocals)

James Frew (Guitars)

Yvon Villeneuve (Guitars & Vocals)

Dave Schroeder (Bass & Vocal)

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Don Richard (Drums)