Effervescent glam-pop on the rocks with dash of bitters, garnished with a sweet red cherry, skewered.


Minque’s musical formula blends bright pop simplicity with a darker, deeper sophistication, citing influences from The Smiths and The Cure, to Jeff Buckley and Iggy Pop.

North Bay, Ontario native founder, Luke Martin, pens and performs songs of uncertainty, defiance and frustration with a flamboyant ferocity characteristic of the tiny, tenacious mammal after which the band is named.

Formed in 2002, Luke has evolved Minque through several lineup changes, defining the Minque sound and repertoire with a range of instrumentation. Since then, Minque has concentrated on writing, recording, and performing locally, establishing a strong network of fans, friends and fellow artists along the way.

Minque has played venues across the Toronto area from Sneaky Dee's to the Palace of Lee’s, and the Legendary Horseshoe Tavern. The act has independently produced and released 2 original recordings, "Lady Star" in 2003, and "Halogen" in 2005. In 2006, Minque released a series of live-off-the-floor tracks through IndieCan Music online, and are presently in the studio to record and polish new songs.


Single: "Lady Star", 2003
Single: "Halogen", 2005
Single: "Driver", 2006

Set List

Minque's typical set list is approximately 10-15 original songs. Minque's performance is up-tempo, exciting, and interactive, beckoning tapping toes the dance floor.

Occasional cover songs thrown for good measure draw from the band's influences, and include The Smiths, Echo & The Bunnymen, and Joy Division.