Answering five questions about the Juno reunion

In January it was announced that BNL would be joined by Steven Page to be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.


The induction and celebration will take place at the 2018 Juno Awards on 25 March. The band and Page both released statements acknowledging the honour, and naturally the prospect of a reunion between Page and BNL has raised more than a few eyebrows.

Fans around the world have been sharing their excitement and pride at the group’s achievement, but some questions remain unanswered. Here’s the Get Barenaked low-down on what to expect at the hotly-anticipated ceremony in Vancouver next month…

Will Andy Creeggan be involved?

The short answer is yes – Andy will be there on the night, meaning that all six one-time Ladies (Page, Robertson, Hearn, Stewart and the Creeggan brothers) will be reunited on the evening. “It’s great, a really good feeling. I’m really pleased to be joining them” he commented. [ref]

However, Creeggan revealed to the Moncton Telegraph Journal that he won’t be entering the Hall of Fame with the group. He claims that, while he’s proud of his friends and grateful to be invited to celebrate with them, he does not believe that he deserves to be inducted after getting off the BNL bus 23 years ago (Andy left the band in 1995).

Commenting on the much-publicised reunion between Page and the remaining band members, he added: “That’s going to be interesting. I’ll be very pleased to see him. The atmosphere will be fascinating. They’ve got a great chemistry, with or without Steve”.

Creeggan with his Juno Award from 1993, where BNL scooped the Group of the Year honour. Credit: Moncton Telegraph Journal

Will the band perform?

No party has yet given a straight or definitive answer.

The official press release rather ambiguously frames it as a “one-time special appearance”, and in press interviews, Ed has reiterated that the group are “figuring out how to do that in a way that’s fun for everybody and makes sense”.

Interesting side note: the Wikipedia page for the Canadian Music Hall of Fame points out that “Since 2012, the inductee also performs at the ceremony”.

Blast from the past: The band collect their first Juno in 1993, winning Group of the Year. Credit:
Blast from the past: The band collecting the aforementioned 1993 award. BNL have amassed 8 awards and 18 nominations in total. Credit:

Can I watch it live?

The good news is that fans across the globe will be able to watch the broadcast, free of charge.

The Juno Awards are streamed live internationally on the CBC Music website.

So get comfortable and enjoy a momentous occasion in BNL’s career on the 25th – Get Barenaked will also be offering live commentary on the night.

Will this be the first time that Page has appeared publicly with BNL since the split?

Page said: “I honestly haven’t been in the same room as the other guys — all the other guys at once — since I left the band. It’ll be good to see them all, but it’s going to be odd”.

He added that he and Robertson texted back and forth when they learned about their pending induction. “We were congratulating each other and reminiscing a bit. It was nice to connect”.

Read an interview with Steven Page here.

So are the band freaking out?


Ed commented “I think everyone around us is all freaked out – ‘it’s gonna be awkward, what’s gonna happen?!’ – but it’s gonna be fine, it’s gonna be great. We’re all excited about this honour. I think it’s going to be a really special weekend”.

The rest remains to be seen, so stay tuned to the Get Barenaked Twitter, Facebook and Instagram in the coming weeks as the anticipation builds for the 2018 Juno Awards!

View the band’s inductee page on the Canadian Hall of Fame website.

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