The Argyle Embargo is an alternative rock group of five queer singer-songwriters. They meld the brightness and whimsy of the Barenaked Ladies, heartfelt warmth of the Lumineers, rich vocal harmonies of Sara Bareilles, quirkiness of Edward Sharpe, and Canadian storytelling tradition of the Tragically Hip and Neil Young.
The Argyle Embargo recorded their first music video in 2017 and released their debut album, What Could Go Wrong?, in 2018.
The band has collaborated with incredible artists including Juno-nominated Chor Leoni Men’s Choir, singer/songwriter Matthew Presidente, drag sensation Delica Cee, and composer and vocalist Red Heartbreaker. Band members have also performed with John Mann, opera powerhouse Judith Forst, the Vancouver Symphony, Sister Says, and 102.7 The Peak Performance Project finalist Melissa Endean. They have performed on stage at Vancouver Pride Sunset Beach Festival, the Accordion Noir Festival, New West Pride, Main Street Car-Free Day, and The Music On the Wharf Concert Series, as well as great venues like BackStage Lounge, Lanalou’s, The Media Club, Studio Records, and the Railway Club.
The Argyle Embargo has performed at events close to their hearts, in support of the ACLU, Love Intersections, Queerest and Dearest Camp, WAVAW Rape Crisis Centre, Wet’suwet’en, and Wheels for Wellness.