The Desert Island Big Band is a project led by Ottawa-born Stefan Jurewicz, a music producer and audio engineer. What began as a lesson in vulnerability turned into a way to push personal boundaries. Combining influences such as The Kills, David Bowie, St Vincent, Kurt Vile, and many more, the Desert Island Big Band drifts between styles and genres as regularly as the ebb and flow of the tide.

Dan Kelly has graced the Stray Dog stage in the past. A singer-songwriter and guitarist based out of Ottawa, Dan is known for his use of traditional fingerpicking style with an ambient twist. Dan is constantly striving to create new sounds that best convey the intention behind his lyrics, all while creating a sensory experience that transports his listeners into the musical mood he creates.