ilvekyo; pronounced ill-veck-yo is a powerful and emotional fury of melody. If you take the rawness of Wilco and the modern soul of James Bay and put them in a magic-bullet, you'll get ilvekyo. After the bands first full length release "Good As Gold" and a myriad of international festival appearances and a Caribbean and UK tour the band earned the top tier two Spot For Yamahas Keys to The Junos taking home an endorsement from Yamaha.  Founded in 2011 by frontman Mason Quesnel the lineup has varied over the past 5 years; however, one thing remains true: there is always Mason, there is always soul, and there is always fury. Current contributors include Samantha Timmins, Dave Ledoux, Jason Leen, Eric Eggleston and Peter Voith of Ottawa. 

 

PATHS PT. 1 Produced by Mason Quesnel & Eric Eggleston. Recorded and mixed by Eric Eggleston for Johnny Hall Productions. WITH ADDITIONAL INSTRUMENTATION BY DAVID LEDOUX, SAMANTHA TIMMINS AND JASON LAM SHANG LEEN. MASTERED BY MAURICIO GARGEL. SPECIAL THANKS TO THE CITY OF OTTAWA FOR THE GRANT. 

 

"Great Voice, Great Arrangement"- Raine Maida, Our Lady Peace "I dont know much about it, but I like it" - Alan Cross  "I love the songs that creep up on you" - Chris Budd, Indie Music Filter  "One of our top bands to look out for" - Collective Concerts, Horseshoe Tavern "An interesting genesis of their own" - Ryan Paulsen, Sun Media