The Funk Hunters have been awarded Road Gold certification from the Canadian Independent Music Association in recognition of exceeding 25,000 ticket sales within Canada in the last year.

Road Gold is a certification program that celebrates Canada’s touring artists and bands. The Funk Hunter’s received the award for their 2019 ‘Typecast Tour.’ They are the first electronic act to ever receive the award.

The electronic music duo, who now live in Victoria, received the award in a presentation over Zoom.

The Funk Hunters- CIMA Road Gold Zoom
The Funk Hunters received their Road Gold Certification over Zoom

“With the live music sector so devastated by COVID-19, it’s more important than ever to celebrate and acknowledge the hard work and successes of touring artists and crews, the companies who fuel them forward, the venues that host them, and the fans that fill the seats,” said CIMA Industry Development and Membership Coordinator Sam Rayner. “The Funk Hunters are an excellent reminder of what we have to look forward to when we can gather for live music and performances again; incredible Canadian music.”

“To say 2020 has been a tough year for our industry is an understatement,” said The Funk Hunters’ Nick Middleton. “We’ve seen the lifeblood of our team, our art, and our fans come to a total halt. So with no touring on the horizon, it feels pretty special today to be able to reflect back on 2019 and the incredible year we shared on the road with our team and all our fans.”

Until live touring resumes, The Funk Hunters have turned to online streaming on Twitch.

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