“Listening more intimate to their unearthing texture in a room alone, and it's easy to visualize The Ivany Brothers, and The North Coast band sat an arm's length away amongst a candlelit backdrop, playing for us privately. ”
Duncan Ivany & The North Coast Band formed in November 2018, with a mission to combine East Coast kitchen party music, with Western Folk music vibes to create a sound unique to The Northern Coast of Ontario that also inspires music lovers all over the world. While living and recording in a cabin in the hills of Erin, Ontario, brothers Connor and Duncan Ivany have been pursuing full-time careers in organic farming and conservation, both with a strong passion for the environment. They have been creating, recording and performing Indie-folk-rock music which has been inspired by the likes of: Bahamas, Bruce Springsteen, Zac Brown Band and Blue Rodeo.
After the band released a single and two EP's in 2019, the capped the year off with an 18 show tour across Canada. After they finished touring in late November 2019, the Ivany brothers immediately started writing and recording in their “cabin”. During their writing & recording, they were also promoting their six song EP "Of Love & Leaving" which was recorded at Catherine North Studios in Hamilton, ON. The result from recording at home was 16 more new songs ready to share with the world, in a way unlike any release in the past.
Duncan Ivany & The North Coast Band launched brand new unreleased singles, which started with “Four Wheels in the Dark” on May 1st, 2020. Subsequent new songs were released every following Friday until the end of August 2020. They are now both living in Guelph area where they are working on their debut full length album. You can find them playing monthly shows at The Taphouse in Orangeville behind plexiglass for a limited number of guests.
“Trade in these wings for some wheels; because dreams begin with your feet on the ground”
— Bruce Springsteen