Fusing of old-world sounds and new-world flair, the Juno-nominated group Quantum Tangle is embracing their blended background. Combining their talents of throat singing, haunting melodies and traditional legends, Grey Gritt and Tiffany Ayalik are excited to present pieces that look back through history to challenge, educate and encourage the next generation to be socially aware. As Ayalik charismatically embodies her stories and Inuit throat-singing, Gritt infuses it with a soulful Métis blues.
Tiffany was born in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories and is of Inuit ancestry. It was in the North, listening to stories from her elders that she discovered her love of storytelling, and the powerful change that hearing a story can bring about. After receiving her Diploma in Acting from Red Deer College, she continued her studies at the University of Alberta, and graduated ‘With Distinction’ from the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting. Tiffany’s other credits include Zhaboonigan in The Rez Sisters (The Belfry Theatre), Sedna in The Legend of Sedna (BAM Collective) Woman in A Taste of the Wildcat (Stuck in a Snowbank Theatre), Bobby in The Big League (Manitoba Theatre for Young People), Kili and Elrond in The Hobbit (Manitoba Theatre for Young People), singing and storytelling as a cultural representative for the Northwest Territories at the 2010 Olympics (BDK Services).
Grey Gritt was born on the Canadian Shield, raised on a dirt road, and embodies a bold blend of identities and cultures while living as a sub-arctic blues player in Yellowknife, NWT. With a mouthful of soul and a truckload of blues, this queer Métis songster has been highlighted at the Folk on the Rocks festival, has collaborated with Harry Manx, Leela Gilday, and Pura Fe, and toured with bluesman Guy Davis.