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Consisting of brothers Michael and Matthew Gervais, Mikey and Matty’s music spawns from decades of serious, and anything-but-serious collaboration and musical experimentation.  From their early obsession with harmony, learning what they could from The Everly Brothers, to their passion for dust-bowl era blues and folk, to 40's and 50's torch-song, to 80's and 90's punk, to the independent music that surrounded them during their formative years in Seattle, Washington, the Gervais brothers have created an approach to song-craft that satisfies these disparate, but similarly indelible art-forms.  Warm and inviting, their music is a demonstration of the potency of a pair of brothers making music together.  Bolstered by the presence of drummer Faustine Hudson and bassist Navid Eliot, their live act brings the carefully-orchestrated arrangements of their recorded music into an environment where the energy of rock and roll is still of preeminent importance.   

"beautifully layered arrangements and harmonies that complement a lyrical depth on par with anything else the Northwest folk scene has produced." - Yakima Herald

"With its autumnal lyrical imagery, stately piano melody, and harmonies so subtly beautiful they ache, [Harbor island] meets romance squarely at the intersection of sunny warmth and bittersweetness." - The Sunbreak

“Second Son is a demonstration of the potency of a pair of brothers making music together: a cohesive, smooth song that highlights the pair’s musical cohesion." - KEXP 

"Throw in a couple of beautifully played violins, keyboards, harmonicas, the craziest tambourine player I’ve ever seen, and layers of harmony with vocals and guitars and you’ve got yourself another fast up and coming band. Singing songs from their new LP, 'Harbor Island' out now, their songs had the entire crowd swaying, jumping, dancing, and singing. I’m keeping my eyes and ears on these guys." - Seattle Music Insider

"The Gervais brothers have had a lifetime to perfect their harmonizing ways, and “Second Son” finds them at their absolute best." - Long Live The Album

Live Band:

Vocals, Guitar, Piano / Matty Gervais
Guitar, Vocals, Clarinet / Mikey Gervais
Bass / Navid Eliot
Drums / Faustine Hudson

 

for booking Contact:

Matt Gervais

matthewlpgervais@gmail.com

206-226-8807