Member since: January 17, 2012
Oh Village is: Scott Currie, Stephen Dahl, David Dueckman, and Jake Janzen. Based in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia, they were raised on inclement weather and sometimes rather enjoy it.
Created in the summer of 2009 under the name Ivory Coast, Oh Village began playing local shows around the Fraser Valley solely for the love of music. As they played more they gained both experience and momentum, and their fan base grew. In April 2011 they gained publicity and a professional music experience by finishing second in Youthink Magazine's Best Teen Band Competition, beating out over fifty entrants from across the province. Oh Village's rising recognition drew the attention of a local studio, and the band subsequently released Headlights / Red Death in February 2012.
They mix piano, drums, bass, guitar and vocal harmonies with non-conventional instruments such as the cello and trumpet, and have been lauded as having a "unique sound, a blend of folk, rock, [and] alternative." The four friends have brought together their love for writing original music and their individual musical influences to create a down-to-earth sound that is both uniquely honest and completely inspired.