Cover band / Rock / Pop. Musical chameleons of the first degree, the Unknown Icons are the consummate cover band – forever faithful to their musical inspirations, while still always rocking it hard with an entertaining and excitingly original show.

Bio

The spark of inspiration that drove the Unknown Icons to form as a band arose from the idea that each of the musicians were in some ways ‘unknown players’ who had all been as side men for national and internationally renowned artists. There was a shared understanding between them that their contributions to the National Capital Region music scene were significant.

As a result of being a part of so many Ottawa music projects each of the Unknown Icons has forged an amazing repertoire of songs, styles and genres that they can play. And this became the focus for the band – to be true to the material, with an exciting originality all their own.

The Unknown Icons’s are:

Anders Drerup (Vox & Guitar) – This native son of the Ottawa Valley has always been drawn to music. At the age of 15 he began teaching himself to play the guitar to accompany his voice. His natural talent and dedication soon began to catch the attention of musicians and audiences far beyond his tender years. During his early twenties, Anders played in rock and country bands where his skills grew and the opportunities for touring opened up. Fearlessly he dove into other genres and instruments, performing live and in studio on his secondary instruments of piano, pedal steel, drums and bass. This musical journey of blues, rock, Cuban and jazz took him on tours of Canada and the U.S. as well as Europe and Australia.

Kelly Craig (Vox & Bass) – Kelly’s long and storied musical pedigree has made him the artist that he is today. Band leader, arranger, recording artist, sideman and soloist. Equally adept on bass or trumpet Kelly has had the good fortune to play almost every style of music there is and has taken him all over the world with such musical legends as Aretha Franklin, The Funk Brothers, Joan Osborne, Dan Akroyd, The Four Tops and Gino Vannelli just to name a few.

Matt Babineau (Drums) – Matt is a seasoned musician with over 24 years of professional experience. He prides himself on being a versatile, groove-oriented drummer with the ability to play several styles. He’s the drummer you call for when you need someone with an encyclopedic knowledge of rock music and the skills to play it. Matt is totally obsessed with his gear and getting the most accurate sound possible.

Song List
  • Miserlou – Dick Dale
  • Superstitious – Stevie Wonder
  • Black Betty – Ram Jam
  • Locked out of Heaven/Runaway Baby – Bruno Mars
  • Get Lucky – Daft Punk
  • This Love – Maroon 5
  • Fly – Sugar Ray
  • Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
  • Feelin Good – Sheep Dogs
  • Tighten up – Black Keys
  • Lonely Boy – The Black Keys
  • Eat My Brain – The Odds
  • Superstition – Stevie Wonder
  • Animal – Maroon 5
  • Everybody Talks – Neon Trees
  • Love is What I got -Sublime
  • Short Skirt Long Jacket – Cake
  • I Will Survive – Cake
  • Going the Distance
  • Don’t Walk Away Eileen -Sam Roberts
  • You Really Got Me – The Kinks
  • So Lonely – So Lonely
  • Faith – George Michael
  • Fulsom Prison – Johnny Cash
  • Pump it Up – Elvis Costello
  • The Weight – The Band
  • Cold Shot – Stevie Ray Vaughn
  • Purple Haze – Jimi Hendrix
  • I Shot the Sheriff – Bob Marley
  • The Joker – The Steve Miller Band
  • Ring of Fire -Johnny Cash
  • Pride and Joy – Stevie Ray Vaughn
  • Jumpin Jack Flash – The Rolling Stones
  • I’m a Ram – Big Sugar
  • Take the Money and Run – The Steve Miller Band
  • Big ol Jet Airliner – The Steve Miller Band
  • Kiss – Prince
  • Running Down A Dream – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
  • Fight for you Right to Party – The Beastie Boys
  • Hard to Handle -Otis Redding/Black Crowes
  • Steal my Kisses – Ben Harper

Pop/Rock

  • Runaway Baby – Bruno Mars
  • Black Betty – Ram Jam
  • Feeling Good – Sheep Dogs
  • Tighten Up – Back Keys
  • Lonely Boy – Black Keys
  • Eat My Brain – Odds
  • Superstition – Stevie Wonder
  • Love is What I Got – Sublime
  • Short Skirt Long Jacket – Cake
  • Are You Gonna Be My Girl – Jet
  • Don’t Walk Away Eillen – Sam Roberts
  • You Really Got Me – Van Halen
  • So Lonely – The Police
  • Faith – George Michaels
  • Cold Shot  – Stevie Ray Vaughn
  • I Shot the Sherrif – Bob Marley
  • The Joker – Steve Miller
  • Pride and Joy – Stevie Ray Vaughn
  • Jumpin’ Jack Flash – Rolling Stones
  • Miss You – Rolling Stones
  • Kiss – Prince
  • Running down a Dream – Tom Petty
  • Fight for your Right to Party – Beastie Boys
  • Steal my Kisses – Ben Harper
  • Blitzkrieg bop – Ramones
  • Animal – Neon Trees
  • Everybody Talks – Neon Tree
  • I’m a Ram – Big Sugar

Country/Southern

  • Thank God I’m a Country Boy – John Denver
  • Ring of Fire – Johnny Cash
  • Fulsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
  • Get Rhythm – Johnny Cash
  • Boy Named Sue – Johnny Cash
  • Hard To Handle – Black Crowes
  • Jealous Again – Black Crowes
  • The Weight – The Band
  • Man of Constant Sorrow – Willie Nelson
  • Whiskey River – Willie Nelson
  • Jumbalaya – Hank Williams
  • Guitars Cadillacs – Dwight Yoakam
  • The Gambler – Kenny Rogers
  • Chattahoochie – Alan Jackson
  • Gimme 3 Steps – Lynryd Skynyrd
  • Saturday Night Special – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • What’s Your Name? – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Hey Good Lookin’ – Patsy Cline
  • That’s Alright – Elvis
  • Country Boy – Albert Lee
  • Friends in Low Places – Garth Brooks