Regional winners of canadian music weeks national radio star song writing competition with their song "War". Also 2 time 5k winners of Live 88.5's Big money shot, along with having their tracks "Poison Ivy" and "Oh No" being featured countles times on Live 88.5
Junkie and the Spider is a canadian alternative rock band formed in 2007. After releasing their first EP in late 2007 the members: TJ Vandervelden (vocals), Francis O'keefe (guitar), Scotty Cranham (drums) and Doug Baldwin (guitar) destined themselves to find a bridge between their influences such as "3 Days Grace", "Linkin Park", "No Doubt", to create something yet untouched. In 2009 Dave Daley took the fifth and final member seat in Junkie and the Spider spiralling them into a whirlwind of untouched melodies. Within each song on the new 2009 EP "Never did mind about the little things" the members shift back and forth from lyrical lullaby to crushing melodic rock. The band fronted by a powerhouse, yet whimsical female (TJ Vandervelden) have made giant leaps in not only fusing different genres, but making their music come to life with interpretive attitudes on and off the stage.