SIVLE (Elvis spelt backwards and pronounced civil) is a versatile Soft-Rock/Pop band from Brantford Ontario, Canada, belting out an arsenal of legendary cover tunes from the 50s - today as well as Southern Rock and many originals. SIVLE's regular show of songs from Yesteryear and Today features a crowd-induced trip down memory lane of hits from Elvis, Lady GaGa, Miley Cyrus, Pink, Janis, CCR, the Beatles, Johnny Cash, Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, Jimi Hendrix and much well-known radio hits from the last 60 years!!! A SIVLE show features music from a wide variety of hits from Today and Yesteryear. There is something for everyone.
SIVLE is female-fronted by powerhouse Joan Minnery. On lead guitar and background vocals is Bill Minnery, her well-known son, who is a genuine jaw-dropping guitar virtuoso. Versatile musical genius Dan Taylor fills out the trio on guitar/vocals/drums. SIVLE has a loyal following called their SIVLEization -- a good healthy crowd of folks in their late 20s - 70s.
SIVLE formed in 2017 and has had the opportunity to be the opening act for the 2019 WTFest Rock Festival and be the featured entertainment at the 2019 Mayor's Levee at the Brantford Armouries. SIVLE headlined the 2018 FIND YOUR SPIRIT FEST and the 2018 Downtown Music Fest both at Harmony Square in Brantford. They appeared at the 2022 Summer Street Festival in Woodstock.
The popular band has packed rooms at the Sanderson Centre, 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, Paris Street Jams, Woodstock Navy Club, Ironworks Restaurant, Frankies Tavern, the St. George Legion, the Honest Lawyer, the Woodstock Cheese Fest, and the Norwich Museum. SIVLE appears at a variety of festivals, fairs and local establishments, including a bi-monthly residency at the Duke on Park in Brantford.
At the 2023 World Music Festival, the popular debuted their new all-original show in front of a live audience. SIVLE are recording an album -- both live and in-studio and they are IGNITED for fans to finally hear their new songs, which all three have amalgamated together to create a medley of catchy driven hooks and hum along earworm choruses. Their original set features songs that Joan, Bill and Dan have written independently and then arranged together as a trio while sprinkling a glitter of guitar-laden rock and pop into the finalization of 3 very unique styles.
When the full band is out, legendary female musician Jamie Reinhart joins in on bass and vocals. Joan's brother Bob Minnery aka bigEZbob is also out periodically as a guest on rhythm acoustic. Bob has been instrumental in writing all of the first recordings of original tunes as well as their sister, Anne Minnery. SIVLE has two distinct shows. The first is the full 4 piece band showcase with drums, bass, guitar and vocals, which is preferred for bars, taverns, bigger stages and outdoor festivals. The other is the more scaled-down three-piece acoustic, which goes over very well, in particular for smaller stages, matinees and legions.
Their brand-new album "Bless This House" features seven (7) original tunes all written by members of the band. The songs highlight Joan Minnery on lead/backup vocals, Bill Minnery on lead vocals and guitar/bass and Dan Taylor on lead/backup vocals as well as guitar/bass and keys. Bob Minnery -- bigEZbob appears on banjo on Bless This House.
The uniqueness of the album -- Bless This House is that it features several vocal tracks from the two guys in the band, as most of Sivle's work has always been with Joan as the lead vocalist.
Bill's songs "Epiphany" and I Can't Find My Way" reflect his guitar virtuosity in Progressive Rock/Blues, Dan's songs "Looking at You" and "Feels Like Home" lean towards Soft Rock with likeable hooks, while Joan remains true to her roots with Country Rock in the title track "Bless This House" about her father and her autobiographical "I'm Not Giving Up This Mic. Then the band veers off in an old school Psychedelic Pop anthem in "Sing IT Like Pearl."
Joan has a very long-standing musical legacy in Brantford and the surrounding areas. Her community music shows consist of Oldies, Country, Originals, Disney, Broadway and Rock and Roll. There is plenty of Elvis, the Beatles, Patsy Cline, Abba, Connie Francis, Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, CCR and many sing-a-long favourites. All performed to instrumental background tracks and acoustic guitar.
Joan also does a LOT of shows with her students from SiNG iT. She's a powerhouse of interactive motivation and will get everybody moving and feeling good in short order.
Sometimes there's just that ONE song ...
SIVLE - Recording studio jamming to their original song THROW DOWN THOSE STONES
• Echoes of the Ripple – Original Music Solo CD released on all music platforms, April 2021
• SiNG iT Brantford Student Compilation CD, released on all music platforms, December 2020
• SIVLE – Whatever IT Takes – Original Music Band EP released on all music platforms, July 2020