to you by the creators of the Harvey Christ Radio Hour : a live
weekly radio show produced by a collective and heard every tuesday
night 11pm to midnight on CKUT
90.3FM in Montréal since October 2000. The show
is loosely inspired by gospel radio formats and features storytelling
and sermons, hymns played live in studio, baptisms, exorcisms, barn
burning, etc. Harvey
Christians satirize dogmatic beliefs—whether
religious, political or pop cultural—and seek to mix the serious
with the bizarre as an antidote to mainstream radio and religion.
The group have also self-published illustrated stories, bandes-dessinées
and mini-CDs, while the show has been rebroadcast on CiTR FM Vancouver
and Radio 90 Banff.
REVIEW of Travelling Roadshow
performance of July 27, 2005 at the Winnipeg
Fringe Festival in Manitoba, as written by The Phantom Fringer.
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once studied philosophy and currently studies composition at McGill
University. She has a BFA in Jazz Studies from Concordia University.
She has also sung and played fiddle in numerous Montréal
bands over the past 15 years, including the Snitches,
Flaming Uterus, and the Royal Mountain Jamboree. She currently
plays magical folk music with Jordi
Rosen and Friends, righteous bluegrass with Honorable John and
is the lead singer and ukuleleist of a folk-pop ensemble called
Interest Group. She is an avid consumer of comic books, and
has self-published her own mini-comics. She has written articles
for the Montreal Mirror and Farang Magazine. Last but not least,
Joellen has been an enthusiastic oddball on the air at CKUT
90.3 FM since 1990.
Norm grew up in McCreary, Manitoba. He participated
in church as an altar boy for many years, providing him with the
only sure venue where he could wear a dress and play with smoke
and fire on a stage. As a student in Winnipeg he discovered music,
art, sex, self respect, booze, spin the bottle, punks, new-wavers,
eye-liner, alternative living and moderation. Jan is a predominantly
visual artist presently based in Montréal.
from the University of Manitoba School of Art, completing his last
year as a visiting student at Concordia University in Montréal
in 1995. Jan began making weird noises and exploring radio theatre
at College Universitaire de St Boniface's student radio CTHC, and
has embraced his inner foley artist and screamin' preacher for the
past four years on the Harvey Christ Radio Hour.
He also created
"noise compositions" for ORF Kunstradio
in Vienna, is a Founding member of the satirical gypsy-punk band
Flaming Uterus. He began his Harvey Christian career as a later
addition to the band "Harvey Christ and Friends" and has
since attended pretty much every mass and radio show.
Randy Peters was
born into a congregation of reactionary Mennonites in Portage la
Prairie, Manitoba in 1967. A congregation who preached of the fires
of Hell and the End of Time that were soming Soon! Randy's family
was kicked out of this church for their liberal beliefs, or for
Randy's coming-on to his Sunday school bible study partner. The
events are unclear but they ended up in the local Seventh Day Adventist
church, worshipping on sundays to avoid the SDA's who worshipped
Randy has been awarded several degrees incuding a Doctorate of Divinity
from a now defunct University of Belize.
Anna Montana gave
her first sermon in the Church of Harvey Christ on February 25,
2000, on the subject of groundhogs. Little did she know what vast
secrets would be uncovered. She was born and raised unbaptized in
Vancouver, BC, though her family has default Lutheran roots on both
sides. Her father's family can even lay claim to an ancester who
was the sidekick of Martin Luther.
of her BA was religious studies. Other than that, she spends far
too much time reading about heretical sects persecuted by the medieval
Catholic Church, modern-day apocalyptic cults, and the plague.
As for her non-HYC
activities, she is a sound and radio artist with a penchant for
vaudeville, songs in A minor, and pirate radio. She has presented
installation and performance works incorporating low-watt FM transmission
in Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto, and Montréal, as well as
at the Third Coast Audio Festival in Chicago, PS 122 in New York,
Ars Electronica 2002, the Akademie der Kunste and Bootlab Berlin,
Digitales in Brussels, and various other bunker-like venues in central
Rev. Anna Montana
has produced numerous original radio works for Kunstradio,
Austria, as well as for campus/community radio stations across Canada,
Brave New Waves on CBC2, and for national public radio in Austria,
Denmark and Mexico. She holds a Masters in Media Studies from Concordia