The Unfaithful Servants

“Gorgeous harmonies and fine songwriting, beautiful instrumental interplay, and some seriously rippin’ solos, The Unfaithful Servants are one of the most exciting bands from Vancouver Island in some time”

~ Kelly Nakatsuka, Duncan, BC, Islands Folk Festival Director, CBC/Radio-Canada

The Unfaithful Servants have quickly gained a reputation in Western Canada as an in demand festival band and a must-see act. With an original and exciting approach to traditional music, the group serves up explosive instrumentals, compelling story-telling and high powered vocals.

The individual credits of The Servants members are impressive, but it is the chemistry of the group and the skill of their individual musicianship that propels their live performance. Sharing vocal harmonies around a single microphone is an integral part of their sound. Their original writing, from electrifying mandolin and fiddle instrumentals to heartfelt songs, combines well with deftly arranged covers from folk, rock and traditional repertoire.

American born Mandolinist Jesse Cobb is a founding member of the critically acclaimed bluegrass group The Infamous String Dusters, and with that group he received a Grammy nomination for one of his original compositions. Jesse has recorded and performed with the likes of Bela Fleck, Lee Anne Womack, Dirks Bentley, and Jim Lauderdale among others. He’s performed many times on the stage of The Grand Old Opry and has toured the world. His exceptional talent is widely recognized in the bluegrass world, and he is an innovator of the instrument.

Shortly after Jesse’s move to Vancouver Island singer/songwriter Dylan Stone identified Jesse’s depth as a musician and began a collaboration. Stone is a restless songwriter who is constantly pursuing new sounds and collaborations. A modern-day troubadour, Dylan has lived and toured across Canada and toured the West Coast extensively.

Jesse and Dylan’s collaboration grew to include Miriam Sonstenes on fiddle. Miriam is a founder of Canadian roots trio The Sweet Lowdown, who have won or been nominated for various awards at the Canadian Folk Music Awards, Western Canadian Music Awards, and Vancouver Island Music Awards. She has studied under bluegrass fiddle legend Bobby Hicks and is a tireless student to her muse. Jesse’s mandolin and Miriam’s fiddle grace The Unfaithful Servants with sounds both sweet and hard driving.

Alex Rempel on stand-up bass solidifies the group with groove and versatility. Alex also performs and tours North America and Europe with Canadian group West My Friend.