Tinge is a 3 piece indie-rock project helmed by 2-Spirit Anishinaabe multi-hyphenate Veronica Blackhawk. Beginning their songwriting and performance career as early as 14 years old in 2010, their sound is raw and emotionally driven, invoking comparisons to bands like the Cranberries and Big Thief. In March of 2023, they would release their debut EP Big Deep Sigh, led by the single “Armed to the Teeth,” through Winnipeg, Manitoba recording label House of Wonders. With a sold-out performance at the Handsome Daughter in Winnipeg, the EP would go on to receive domestic and international attention, along with media recognition and coverage through outlets like Exclaim!, Canadian Magazine, CBC, Stylus Magazine and The Manitoban. Blackhawk characterized their songs as “accumulated over years of quiet bedroom writing, where it felt like holding in a deep breath for far too long.” (GRAMMY.com)

In June 2023, Tinge performed at the Winnipeg Pride Festival with a record number of attendees at an estimated 10,000 people marching in the parade, and the following month, Blackhawk won the inaugural Vince Fontaine Legacy Award regarding their advocacy and passion for Indigenous voices in the creative industry. As part of the award, they will receive financial support to attend the Artist Entrepreneur West (AE West) artist development program at Studio Bell. (manitobamusic.com)