the Idgets
Gig Seeker Pro

the Idgets

Band Rock Pop


This band has not uploaded any videos
This band has not uploaded any videos



"Re: New is the New Old"

The Idgets are, for all intents and purposes, local singer-songwriter Shawn Bergen, and [New is the New Old] should knock a few Peg City indie-music fans for a loop. New Is... is one of those interesting grower albums that fully reveals itself over the course of many listens.

Bergen writes and arranges listenable, hook-filled songs that are lyrically powerful without being extra preachy or highbrow. The overtly political-themed Palestine Hotel not only rails at the worrying tactics of world leaders, it also features some pretty sweet backwards guitar and a vocal uplift -- a scream, really -- that will definitely grab your attention.

This is a likable set of tracks that present an artist with the ability to transform his influences into musical statements that seem somewhat new, no matter what the album title may confirm. 'Ö'Ö'Ö'Ö

-- Jeff Monk, Winnipeg Free Press - Winnipeg Free Press

"Solid Rock"

“Come On is solid, well-produced, straight ahead rock…The Idgets are undeniably good at penning marketable, could-be hits and clearly have a penchant for making good guitar rock.” - Uptown


EP 'Come On'
Save Me

LP New Is The New Old
It's All True (except the facts)



The singer, writer and producer for the Idgets, Shawn Bergen was hailed as "...a legend in the making" (Culture Shock CBC Radio One) following his solo release Thought Control in 2002. The Idgets first convened in the autumn of 2005 after Bergen returned from the mountains in BC with a NEW TUNE and a NEW SOUND. Lifelong pal Jon Schroeder packed all of his earthly goodies into and on top of his VW and teetered his way from Calgary back to Winnipeg to play demon guitar for the burgeoning foursome. Steve Martens, an established drummer in the Winnipeg scene, was soon to get on board. Many temporary bassists went by before the discovery in the spring of 2006 of Wayne Zelisney who makes the Idgets' driving guitar rock BOUNCE. The debut EP Come On is available in local stores as well as iTunes. The new full length CD New Is The New Old is now available as a hard copy or download at CdBaby. The Idgets have made a solemn, long term commitment to producing great music for people who love music.