With an infectious energy and raw honesty, Dan and Melody Wiklund have been active in the Alberta music scene for a better part of a decade. They combine the magic ingredients of talent, passion, drive and experience to create the unique sound that is Wiklund vs Wiklund.
The Wiklund’s are known best for their lively stage performance and strong vocals, accompanied by guitar, stompbox, hand percussion... even the odd kazoo solo! Their live repertoire consists of an acoustic variety that includes country, roots, rock, blues and pop.
Dan and Melody are avid songwriters. During 2020-2021, the year of the Covid-19 pandemic, the pair continued to keep their musical passion alive by releasing 8 new singles, along with accompanying lyric videos to their Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube channels. To this day, they continue to perform at festivals, pubs and honky tonks. They love to share music with anyone who wants to listen. With Dan’s muscular guitar riffs and Melody’s gritty dynamic vocals, Wiklund vs Wiklund continue to establish themselves as an exciting new voice in the world of country, alternative and acoustic rock.
Awards and Achievements:
2021 Performed for Diabetes Canada - 100 Year Celebration to End Diabetes (Online Event)
2020 (Silver) Best Local Act - Red Deer Reader’s Choice Awards
2019 Opening Act for Kim Mitchell - Big Band, Small Room Series (Bo’s Bar & Stage - Red Deer, AB)
2019 Performance at MONDO NYC Music Conference (Brooklyn, NY)
2019 Performance at DIY Music Conference (Austin, TX)
2019 Mayor’s Recognition Award Ceremony (Red Deer, AB)
2018 (Winner) Best Group/Duo - Red Deer Entertainment Awards
2018 Performance at Westerner Days Fair & Exposition (Red Deer, AB)
2018 Performance at Calgary Stampede (Brakemen Foundation)
2017 Opening Act for Charlie Major and Julian Austin (Tailcreek Music Festival, AB)
2017 Nominated for Red Deer Entertainment Award