SIVLE (Elvis spelled backwards and pronounced “civil”) is a versatile Classic Rock and Vintage Pop band from Brantford Ontario Canada, bringing together legendary tunes combined with masterful vocals & musicianship. SIVLE is a family oriented band consisting of Joan Minnery on lead vocals, her son Bill Minnery on lead guitar, her brother Bob Minnery aka bigEZbob on rhythm acoustic and Dan Taylor on bass and drums. Original drummer Brad Bridges is currently on hiatus and joins in as his schedule permits.
While SIVLE is primarily a cover band; SIVLE went into the recording studio in the summer of 2019 and has released their own original explosive rock anthem, "Whatever It Takes" along with their Dixie-Prog single entitled "What Would Walter Do" a salute to Walter Gretzky. Both songs were written by Bill, Bob and Joan along with sister Anne Minnery. Both singles have garnered radio air play on Indie stations in California, Australia, England and Ontario Canada. They are distributed through CD Baby and available on Itunes, Spotify, Google, Amazon, Sound Cloud and more.
SIVLE were selected out of over 450 bands to play one of 5 spots and were the opening act for the 2019 WTFest Rock Festival, one of Ontario’s largest music festivals.
SIVLE were the featured entertainment at the 2019 Mayor's Levee at the Brantford Armouries and will be again for 20/20. They also headlined the 2018 'FIND YOUR SPIRIT FEST’ and the 2018 'Downtown Music Fest' both at Harmony Square in Brantford.
They have packed rooms at the Sanderson Centre, the Corktown Pub, Delhi Harvest Fest, Jeffery’s Lounge, Manny’s Place, Branch 90 Legion, Tansley's, Upper Thames Brewery, the Norfolk County Fair, the Polish Hall, Frankies Hometown Tavern, the St. George Legion, the Honest Lawyer, the Dairy Capital Cheese Festival, the Norwich Museum and has a heated schedule at a variety of festivals, fairs and local establishments.
SIVLE salutes the classic sing-a-long hits of the Beatles, CCR, Janis Joplin, Tina Turner, Johnny Cash and of course ELVIS. There is something for everyone as the band also covers Pop and Country tunes from 50s - Today. The lads often take over and do their own original progressive rock songs and also salute Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix and other rock icons. SIVLE is a refreshingly youthful band combining two generations of musicians while bridging the age gap through likable tunes and interactive dynamic stage showmanship. Two Generations --- One Foundation.
"As always -- SIVLE is a must see live! You can't see the energy this band gives off until you see them live. They connect with their fans and our energy feeds their energy. If you only see their show once, you have to return to a number of shows to witness the change from show to show, it’s an absolute delight! While contemplating SIVLE, I couldn’t help but think of the Grateful Dead who were one of the early pioneers of direct relationships with their live show fans and renown for fusing many different styles together. SIVLE is the Grateful ALIVE.” ~ Ken Shipman, Brantford ON
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Sep 07 2019
- Active within 2 weeks
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years together:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 1 time per week
- Available to gig:
- 1 night a week
- 53 years
Members Of Band
Drums, Guitars, Amps, Microphones
Whatever It Takes
Whatever It Takes Track number: 1 Year: 2019 Album: Whatever It Takes Genre: Pop
What Would Walter Do - SIVLE
What Would Walter Do - SIVLECompelling vocals, charismatic musicianship and hockey induced lyrics are the heart of SIVLE’s, What Would Walter Do: A high-energy percussive, rockabilly delight, reminiscent of the early days of rock ‘n’ roll with an edge of avant-garde. With thick layers of innovative musicality and a progressive ear for sophisticated music poignancy; SIVLE combines the trademark powerful pipes of lead singer Joan Minnery and the mastery of aficionados Bill Minnery on guitar, Brad Bridges on drums and bigEZbob on rhythm. This band has always been known for their live shows but they’ve crafted a tightly produced, hook-laden rockabilly tune appealing to music and hockey fans alike. And let’s face it everyone loves Walter Gretzky!!! What Would Walter Do is a tribute to every person who has ever faced adversity and an appreciative salute to the game of Hockey. Ultimately, it’s a celebratory testament to the man himself who exemplifies each Canadian’s commitment to Keep Canada Awesome – No Matter What The Odds!!! What Would Walter Do takes us on a fast paced journey through clever hockey references; acknowledging that even if life doesn’t seem to be coming up roses, sun will always find a way to crack through and tomorrow just might be better. You’ve got to pick yourself up, dust off and keep your stick along the ice because that’s what Walter Would Do!
Whatever It Takes - SIVLE
Whatever It Takes - SIVLEGripping vocals, shredding musicianship and optimistic impelling lyrics are the meat and potatoes of SIVLE’s debut effort, Whatever It Takes. SIVLE’s percussive rock anthem is capable of taking listeners to another place while creating a marching crescendo that echoes -- music is good for the soul. Whatever It Takes is as pure and emotional as it gets. With thick layers of instrumentation and a tender ear for sophisticated pop poignancy; SIVLE combines the trademark powerful in-your-face pipes of lead singer Joan Minnery and the mastery of aficionados Bill Minnery on guitar, Brad Bridges on drums and bigEZbob on rhythm. This band has always been known for their live show but they’ve crafted a tightly produced, catchy hook-laden rock ballad appealing to indie, folk, and pop fans alike. From start – finish Whatever It Takes explosive rock anthem punches into the ears and ignites the heart to believe in yourself … dream big --- and then DREAM BIGGER!!! If you want to be unforgettable, you have to believe you’re inevitable. Make them talk about you before you go, do it loud, do it proud -- Whatever It Takes!