Fronted by brothers Michael and Matthew Gervais, Mikey and Matty’s music spawns from decades of collaboration and musical experimentation. From an early obsession with harmony, re-imagining Righteous Brothers songs in lugubrious minor keys, to their love of old-school folk, 40's and 50's schmaltz, 80's and 90's punk and the independent music that surrounded them during their formative years in Seattle, Washington, the Gervais brothers have arrived at an approach to song-craft that satisfies these disparate, but similarly indelible art-forms.A rhythm section of life-long friends Navid Eliot and Faustine Hudson (bass and drums respectively) rounds out the group, which is currently working on a follow up to the self-produced debut album Harbor Island. Between recording dates throughout 2015 the band has been busy touring the greater Pacific Northwest including spots at this year’s Gentlemen of the Road Festival in Walla Walla, Macefield Music Festival, and also appearing on CW11’s Band In Seattle TV program. The group plans to release new music in 2016 with tour plans in Europe and The United States.
"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
Vocals, Guitar, Piano / Matty GervaisGuitar, Vocals, Clarinet / Mikey GervaisBass / Navid EliotDrums / Faustine Hudson