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Men of Quiet


About The Men of Quiet Desperation

Glenn is a highly respected and established singer/songwriter living in Whitehorse Yukon, with over thirty years of experience as an uniquely phenomenal finger-style acoustic guitarist, touring Canadian performer, songwriter, producer and recording artist. 

He is the co-founder and has been the Artistic Director of JoyFest which, for over five years, showcased over twenty local Vancouver Folk Singers over a three day event. He was the Musical Director of the long running Vancouver Youth Theatre and continues to be a member of S.A.C. (Songwriters Association of Canada) and VMA Local 145.

About Glenn Chatten

2017 Instrumental Soloist of the Year
Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMA)

As a band, Glenn performs with some remarkable instrumentalists who brilliantly highlight and further expand his music to infinite dimensions.

They are formally called "Men of Quiet Desperation"​ but they are neither quiet nor desperate in their performances!

Ken Cade                                  Electric Violin
Ross Christopher Fairbairn       Bass
Enrico Renz                               Lead Acoustic Guitar
Dave Say                                   Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet
Marshall Zalik                            Congas and  Percussion

Pat Covernton                           Keyboards
Jeffery Renz                              Drums

inspiring contemporary folk fusion music