The Psychics
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The Psychics

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2012

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Established on Jan, 2012
Band Rock Progressive




"Locals to Look For"

Hey Winnipeg, you want to know a secret? Don’t tell anybody, but I’ve got a new favorite band – the Psychics are wacky, weird, and they’ve got the kind of chops that don’t come around everyday. I haven’t been this musically smitten since I first stumbled upon the Blisters’ Myspace page and heard a 17-year-old Daniel Monkman paying tribute to the Brian Jonestown Massacre in a Selkirk basement.

As you can probably tell from my reference to that ghost town of a social network, that was a very long time ago. In spite of growing up and becoming jaded, these crazy kids—with their jazz-infused rock and mythos of other worldly hijinx—have gotten me as excited as a teenager when the new t-shirts arrive at Hot Topic.

Hailing from the outer reaches of the cosmos, the Psychics are made up of Cody Rey Valentonis, Paige Drobot, and Kerrigan Salnikowski. Each of these space brats attack their instruments with the kind of experimental vigour most bands are too afraid to ever exhibit in public. They carve out big slabs of sonic meat, never shying away from intricate phrasings and bizarre time signatures. The goal of the Psychics is to bring you on a musical adventure that may be strange and frightening – but well worth your time if you give it a chance.

Even with a rhythm section that always keeps you on your toes and a guitarist on their way to becoming Winnipeg’s next great guitar goddess, the fun does not stop at the way they sound. The Psychics have a live show that fully embraces the extraterrestrial – something that is very near and dear to my heart. Elaborate costumes and robotic special guests make the audiovisual experience of the Psychics jam feel like Frank Zappa directed by Ed Wood.

-David Skene
The Manitoban - The Manitoban


Still working on that hot first release.



The Psychics were formed in early 2012, as a medium for the original
music creations of, soul-twins from another planet, Paige Drobot (guitar
and vocals) and Cody Rey Valentonis (bass and vocals). Paige and Cody met after they moved from their rural homes to Winnipeg, to study Jazz at The University of Manitoba. They were misfits in the program, to say the least. They enlisted
the help of local freak, Walker Rogalsky, on drums. Walker opted to
travel the world rather than through space and time with the band,
leading The Psychics to complete their tri-fecta with the perfect fit, Kerrigan Salnikowski, on drums and vocals.

Moving slightly away from their early Psychedelic music, considered to
be their interpretation of Earth's pop music, The Psychics have
ventured more into the progressive rock realm. As progressive as their
music might get, it is still filled with an underlying pop sensibility.
Considered to be the pop curse by Paige, each song has a seemingly
expertly crafted hook, that was actually added subconsciously and

Band Members