SIVLE (Elvis spelled backwards) is a versatile Indie & Pop-Rock band from Brantford Ontario Canada belting out our own original songs as well as an arsenal of legendary tunes from the 50s – today. SIVLE is fronted by Joan Minnery on Lead Vocals, Bill Minnery on Guitar/Bass/Vocals, Dan Taylor on Drums/Keys/Backup Vocals and Bob Minnery aka bigEZbob on Rhythm Guitar.
We are overwhelmingly gobsmacked with the release of our three singles "Whatever It Takes," "What Would Walter Do," and "Throw Down Those Stones" and the ROCKtastic buzz they are creating on Indie Radio. We are currently in rotation on stations in Germany, the U.K., Europe, Australia, the U.S., and Canada. We released our tunes in August 2019 and February 2020 and holy frijoles what a fire storm! All songs are now available on iTunes, Spotify and many other music platforms. We never saw this coming as we used to be just a 'cover' band. This all stemmed from us being selected out of over 450 bands to play the 2019 WTFest Rock Festival, one of Ontario's Largest Music Festivals. We garnered one of 5 spots on July 27th, 2019 and became the opening act. The rest as they say is HERstory!!!
A SIVLE show consists of our original songs and legendary hits from a ELVIS, Beatles, CCR, Janis, CCR, as well as more recent hits rounding out the showcase. There is something for everyone and we love to see people dancing. Our fellas are very influenced by Van Halen/Metallica so there's always an edge to everything we do. We are very well known for adding our own unique spin --- the songs become SIVLEized!
SIVLE formed in 2017 and since that time we have had the opportunity to be the producers of the 2019 Gold Box Music Fest at the Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts. We were the featured entertainment at the 2019 Mayor's Levee. We headlined both the 2018 'FIND YOUR SPIRIT FEST’ and the 2018 'Downtown Music Fest' in Brantford. We have packed rooms at the Sanderson Centre, Corktown Pub, Delhi Harvest Fest, Jeffery’s Lounge, S.O.S. Club, 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 have a heated schedule at a variety of festivals, fairs and local establishments.
SIVLE members are proud to be members of SOCAN and are registered members of the International Singer-Songwriters Association. SIVLE is a refreshingly youthful band combining two generations of musicians while bridging the age gap through likable tunes and interactive dynamic stage showmanship.
We have a very loyal following which we call our SIVLEization!!!
Are YOU Ready To Be SIVLEized?!
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Sep 07 2019
- Active within 1 week
- 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
- 54 years
Members Of Band
Joan Minnery - Front Person
Bill Minnery - Lead Guitar
Bob Minnery - Rhythm Guitar
Dan Taylor - Drums
Drums, Guitars, Amps, Microphones
Whatever It Takes
Whatever It Takes Track number: 1 Year: 2019 Album: Whatever It Takes Genre: Pop
Throw Down Those Stones
Throw Down Those Stones Track number: 5 Year: 2020 Album: Whatever It Takes Genre: Progressive
Dancing To Tom Petty
Dancing To Tom Petty Track number: 4 Year: 2020 Album: Whatever It Takes Genre: Pop
Throw Down Those Stones
Throw Down Those StonesWith the usual twists and turns that our fans expect from us; comes our hard-hitting, soul-enhancing, thought provoking "Throw Down Those Stones." A progressive Indie-Soft-Rock tune written in the aftermath of the ongoing increasing violence in our own community of Brantford Ontario Canada and the Las Vegas Massacre and so many others around the world in recent years. We don't have any answers but we know that the solution must come in the form of LOVE!!! Dan Taylor - Drums/Keyboard Bill Minnery - Guitar/Bass Bob Minnery - Acoustic Guitar Joan Minnery - Vocals/BackUp Vocals Sound Engineer - Shane Briand, Rye Field Studios, Brantford Additional Arrangement & Production - Anne Minnery Throw Down Those Stones, Lyrics & Music - SIVLE Copyright © 2020, Joan Minnery Enterprises
Dancing to TOM PETTY - live
Dancing to TOM PETTY - liveDancing To Tom Petty, released February 23rd, 2020. Live off the floor jam session recording. A very catchy dance-induced Pop song. Taking the listener back to the days of yesteryear when getting ready for a night of dancing assuredly was going to include dancing to Tom Petty at the disco and experiencing free falling; waiting on him on the DJ roster was the hardest part. SIVLE - Joan Minnery on Vocals. Bill Minnery on Lead Guitar. Bob Minnery on Rhythm Acoustic. Dan Taylor on Drums. Original Song - Tribute to Tom Petty -- one of our idols. Thanks TOM!!!
Throw Down Those Stones - LIVE
Throw Down Those Stones - LIVEThis is a LIVE rehearsal version!!! With the usual twists and turns that our fans expect from us; comes our hard-hitting, soul-enhancing, through provoking Throw Down Those Stones. Written in the aftermath of the Las Vegas Massacre and so many others around the world in recent years and the ongoing increasing violence in our own community of Brantford Ontario. We don't have any answers but we know that the solution must come in the form of LOVE!!!
Santa Gumbo Live
Santa Gumbo LiveLive rehearsal recording of SIVLE performing Santa Gumbo, a celebratory homage to the most infamous Christmas Movies of all time. See if YOU can spot and figure out all of the 43 references. Some are easy...some quite cleverly hidden. Every line has a reference, some more than 1. Recorded November 2019.
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!