Bryden Gwiss is a Pow-Wow singer/song maker and Men’s Traditional Dancer. He has grown up on the Pow-Wow Trail learning songs, drum teachings and has been dancing Mens Traditional Style for over 30 years. He is Ojiway, Odawa, Potawatomi, Delare, Mik Maq and Oneida. He is Originally from Neyaashiinigaming (Cape Croker, ON) and Sipekne’ katik (Indian Brook, NS) but currently residing in Sudbury, Ontario.
Bryden Gwiss was nominated for a Juno Award, Indigenous Album Of The Year 2017, on his debut album release entitled Round Dance & Beats. Which fuses Traditional pow wow songs with modern hip hop production. He has also been nominated for Best Hand Drum Album and Best New Artist at the Indigenous Music Awards held in Winnipeg May 19, 2017. He released his second album, August 2020, entitled The Forgotten T.R.U.T.H (The.Real.Un.Told.History ) which includes 8 hip hop infused pow wow tunes and 2 brand new songs with a story to tell.
Bryden has worked on numerous music projects locally (Sudbury) and is also a composer for Nagamo Publishing (Toronto). Bryden has worked with Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Redsky Performance on a few shows. Currently working on his 3rd album experimenting with other genres like Hip Hop, R&B, Reggae Tone and New Age Country.