“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. ”
“... are on 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.” - Jesse Read
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 North Coast that 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 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.
In 2019, after they released a single titled "Restless", an EP titled "The Cabin Demos" they released a six song Album titled "Of Love & Leaving" to finish out the year. The "Of Love & Leaving EP was recorded at Catherine North Studios in Hamilton, Canada with Aidan Robson as the audio engineer & Mixing + Mastering Technician. This studio is widely known in the Canadian Music industry because its repurposed church structure is amazing for sound dynamics during the recording process. Every song on this record used an iconic instrument; from the guitar Dallas Green used in his song "Sleeping Sickness", to the piano The Glorious Sons recorded the song "My Amigo" with. The singing of live off the floor vocals with Holly Clausius on the title track while using a bidirectional condenser microphone and capturing the echoes that beautiful space had to offer, was a surreal recording moment. The recording experience was beautiful and that definitely shines through while listening to the music.
The North Coast Band has since accumulated close to 50,000 streams on Spotify while working as an independent artist.They then closed out 2019 with a self-booked cross-Canada tour that consisted of 18 shows in 25 days, spanning from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Calgary, Alberta and everywhere in between. The Ivany brothers were also accompanied by bassist Wesley Morrison for all of 2019, closing out the year playing over 75 shows while still working full-time jobs.
After the band finished touring in late November 2019, the Ivany brothers immediately started writing and recording in their “cabin”. The result is 17 new songs ready to share with the world, in a way unlike any release in the past. The music is being released on all streaming platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, YouTube, Google Play, Tidal, Deezer) every New Music Friday until August 22nd, 2020. This music release format is a way for the band to connect with their fans on a weekly basis during these difficult times, as they are usually out performing every weekend. Duncan Ivany & The North Coast Band have been launching brand new unreleased demo tracks, which started with “Four Wheels in the Dark” on May 1st, 2020. Subsequent new songs are being released every following Friday until the end of August 2020.