A stripper or exotic dancer is a person whose occupation involves performing striptease in a public adult entertainment venue such as a strip club. At times, a stripper may be hired to perform at a bachelor party or other private event. Modern Americanized forms of stripping minimize interaction by strippers with customers, reducing the importance of tease in the performance in favor of speed to undress strip. The integration of the burlesque pole as a nearly ubiquitous prop has shifted the emphasis in the performance toward a more acrobatic, explicit expression compared to the slow-developing burlesque style.
Northey, Elliott and Steward are all current members of Odds and Sharkskin. Kendall was formerly with Doug and the Slugs as well as Sharkskin. Baker was a member of The Tragically Hip. Many of the band's songs are written by Baker and Northey.