Tegan and Sara

Band Info
Tegan and Sara
Band Name: Tegan and Sara
Official Website: Band Website
Origin: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Year Formed: 1995
Band Members: Tegan Quin and Sara Quin
Genres: Alternative Rock, Indie Pop





The Rundown:  Tegan and Sara Quin, twin sisters from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, took Canada by storm starting in 2000 when they won the YTV Band/Musical Group Achievement Award.  Three years later, they won the Western Canadian Music Award for Outstanding Pop Recording for their Album, If It Was You.  Both Tegan and Sara play guitar and keyboard as well as write songs.  The duo has released six studio albums: “Under Feet Like Ours” (1999), “This Business of Art” (2000), “If It Was You” (2002), “So Jealous” (2004), “The Con” (2007), and “Sainthood” (2009).

Besides the awards they have won in 2000 and 2003, Tegan and Sara also won Studio8 Song of August 2009 for the song “The Con”, and in 2010 they won the Western Canadian Music, International Achievement Award.  Tegan and Sara have appeared on several late-night TV shows such as Jimmy Kimmel Live, Conan O’Brien, David Letterman, and Jay Leno.

In addition, many of their songs have been featured in television shows like 90210, Grey’s Anatomy, The Hills, Melrose Place, One Tree Hill, Veronica Mars, and Parenthood.  At one time the twin sensation went by the name Sara and Tegan.  Feeling that didn’t blend well and was too hard to pronounce, they changed it to Tegan and Sara.

Tegan and Sara’s early music is open, honest emotion.  The pair both have tremendous singing voices which are distinctly different if one listens close enough.  Some of their best songs are “You Wouldn’t Like Me“, “Call it Off“, “Nineteen“, and my personal favorite, “Where Does the Good Go“.  In “Where Does the Good Go“, their voices meld together so amazingly.  The song is rich with harmony.  A simple acoustic guitar is played during the verse then switches over to a slightly harder and distorted electric guitar for the chorus.  The beat is simple, the flow is easy-going, but the song is quite powerful – all because of Tegan and Sara’s voices.  Although the song starts off rather quietly, the melodies and harmonies are loud and powerful by the end of the song.

While their studio albums are impressive, their live performance is impeccable.  It’s almost scary how good they are live. This is one of the few bands that is way better live than on CD.  MarsBands.com highly recommends Tegan and Sara, especially if you are a fan of harmony.  These two have as much harmony as any band out there.


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Other Songs to Check Out

  • Nineteen
  • Where Does the Good Go
  • You Wouldn't Like Me

Where They Are From

Calgary, AB, Canada

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