Internationally acclaimed music group, The Spiritual Warriors, create music inspired by the land and life in the coast mountains of the Lilwat Nation. With their unique blend of indigenous chants and contemporary roots, rock, reggae, The Spiritual Warriors are distinctly west coast. The band perform most of their songs in U’cwalmicwts and are passionate about preserving and promoting their language and culture. The uplifting reggae rhythm only underlines the beautiful harmonizing of the vocals sung bilingually in English and U’cwalmicwts, the Lil’wat Language.
The Spiritual Warriors, formerly known as Kalan Wi, are led by father and daughter, Leroy Joe ( vocals, guitar) and Daisy Joe (vocals) and are accompanied by Richard Doucet with his infectious djembe beats. The backbone of the rhythm section is laid down by Mike Rowe (bass) of Jamaican heritage with warm melodies from Quentin de Lorenzis (keys) and sweet leads from Cuyler Biller (guitar). The band regularly collaborates with other First Nation artists and musicians to write and perform live.