We are so proud to have been nominated for the 10th Annual Okanagan Arts Award in the Music as well as Emerging Artist Categories for 2016!


FARMER The BAND is the BC based singer songwriting team of Glen and Lourine Koide.  Though only two members, the multi tasking multi instrumentalists fill the stage with 
the sound of a full band. Drums, bass, guitars, percussion and harmonica provide the soundtrack for their beautiful vocal harmonies. 
Strongly influenced by CBC radio in particular Canadian musicians like Joel Plaskett, Danny Michel, Bahamas, Del Barber, Amelia Curran they
remain original in their sound and stage presence.
FARMER The BAND reflects on life’s stories, fictional, personal or inspired by others, through skillfully crafted, humorous and heartfelt lyrics.


"As a producer of events for all ages and interests, Festivals Kelowna is always on the lookout for bands

with a solid sound that we think will draw interest from our audiences and provide great entertainment value. ‘Farmer’ is such a band. Not only do they sound great, are talented musicians with strong musicality, but they also know how to interact with our audiences and are a great group of people to work with. “
Renata Mills, Executive Director

​Festivals Kelowna

"Farmer the Band is on regular rotation at CJTR.  The well written songs, beautiful harmonies and skillful instrumentation make this band a favourite amongst our programmers. The last time they visited Regina, we were lucky enough to have a live in studio performance which was absolutely stunning. Looking forward to more music from this duo!" 
Josh Haugerud
Executive Director
91.3 FM CJTR


Our Great Canadian road trip has come to an end and though we are glad to be home, we are looking forward to our next tour across this beautiful country. Stay tuned for upcoming shows and news about our next album!​​


We did it! We played coast to coast! Over 20,000 kilometres and 62 performances. From the red sand beaches of PEI and the coast of Cape Breton overlooking Atlantic Ocean, to the breathtaking skies of the prairies, to the crashing waves along the rainforest of Vancouver Island, and back home to the mountains of beautiful BC, we did it.  We did it with the love and support of our old friends, our new friends, and our families. Our hearts are full. Thank you all!