Welcome To Our SIVLEization!!! SIVLE (Elvis spelled backwards and pronounced “civil”) is a versatile Indie and Soft-Rock band from Brantford Ontario Canada, belting out original tunes and an arsenal of legendary tunes from the 50s - Today. 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. While SIVLE used to be just a cover band from the 50s – today; recently they have been gobsmacked by releasing five (5) original tunes --- three (3) recorded and two (2) live, which are receiving a great deal of Internet Radio Airplay, as well as doing quite well on Social Media Playlists and being selected for Indie Awards. 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 and 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, Two Doors Down, Spice's on Syndenham, Zander's Fireside Grill, 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. Fan Quotes: "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, its 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 "What a range of talent and genres! From Elvis to Van Halen they have it all. Perfect harmony, teeth shattering guitar solos and heart pounding drum solos! An excellent group of very talented people and awesome performers/musicians. The power in Joan's voice is undeniable as is the music accompaniment by Bill & Brad. From Elvis to Robert Plant--a wide variety of music was played and the quality of the music and the energy of the band are superb.” ~ Nancy Sherwood, Woodstock ON “The standard of musicianship was fantastic, unleashing their full charge of extraordinary talent. Their fiery performance hit the audience roaring with committed versions of songs people wanted to hear. Transformed in time, this band captivated the swaying crowd with their exuberant enthusiasm, explosive energy & vocals that propelled the show to epic levels." ~ Anna Fornella, Brantford Ontario ***************************************** SIVLE --- Rock Anthems and Pop Favourites from the 50s - Today!!! Are YOU Ready To Be SIVLEized??!!






What is music to you? What does it give you?

If you love the life you live, you will live a life of love

What is your music dream?

Singing at Carnegie Hall. Playing in a huge stadium.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

I don't want to change the world, just enlighten them

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Honestly --- It's a long way to Tipperary. And Little Arrow.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Elvis, Van Halen, Metallica, Beatles, Stones, CCR, Eagles, Michael Jackson, Janis, Joan Baez, Linda Ronstadt, Neil Diamond, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Dream Theater and Bill & Brad

What inspires you to make music?

There's always another great song out there --- it's time we write it.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

When words fail, music speaks your heart -- from our original song I Am Music

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?


How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Live bands are needed but the pay is dreadful and going to a bar to see and watch live bands is a thing of the past. Owners won't pay and people won't pay covers. Nowadays -- you REALLY have to love what you do and just live that.

What do you think of Drooble?

This is the COOLEST music forum we've ever been a part of...this is totally awesome!!!

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Payment. Not being heard. Not being appreciated. Seeing the greatest talent ANYwhere --- playing a dive and realizing the best the REALLY great -- are probably not on the radio.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Yes, we go to gigs, we share music, we buy local, we put on shows to include other talent.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Social media --- A-Z. And they need marketing and money

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

SIVLE. Bill & Brad. Starr Sensations. Joan Minnery. Anne Minnery.