Matt Storm and Ivan Hartle Sat March 2nd 2019 7pm
Matt Storm and Ivan Hartle continue their four day Vancouver Island Tour with a Saturday night show at Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge! Come join us for a night of vintage blues, classic soul, and folk influenced sounds. Ivan and Matt will each perform sets of their original music. MORE INFORMATION on the artists below:
Matt Storm is an Indie Soul Singer-Songwriter hailing from Vancouver B.C. Stepping on the scene around 2014, Matt has been writing, recording and performing his own work, and collaborating with other artists for quite some time.
His latest EP “Major 7th Medicine” came out mid October 2018, and was met with a warm reception in Vancouver, and Canada wide. The EP’s first single “You Still Stay” has been featured on CBC Radio Two’s “Afterdark” and “Nightshift”, and the music video has garnered over 4,000 views on Youtube. The second single “Floating”, was featured on multiple Spotify editorial playlists, and streamed over 60,000 times.
Matt has been performing solo, as well as with his band extensively in 2018, at venues such as The Biltmore, The Railway, Cafe Deux Soleil, Sofar Detroit/Seattle, Calabash and many more. As a backing musician with artists like Vancouver’s Desirée Dawson, he has more live experience at venues/events like The Vogue and Vancouver’s “Celebration of Light” Festival
His sound can be described as indie soul, playing on classic references such as Bill Withers intertwined with new sounds like Emily King, and Ray LaMontagne. His soulful lyrics and jazz influenced chord progressions make for a unique and relaxing listening experience. Drawing on life experience and introspection, his songwriting searches for meaning through melancholy, and hopes to define love through vulnerability.
Ivan Hartle was born and raised in Vancouver B.C. His influences and style have been shaped by an upbringing surrounded by music as well as his time playing college baseball in the southern United States. His music elicits vintage vibes and floats between the blues, soul, and folk genres. Characterized by his strong vocals, Ivan’s talents are evident in his guitar playing and percussion accompaniment.
Ivan's burst onto the Vancouver music scene with gigs at The Railway, The Belmont, Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza, The Anza Club, Cafe Deux Soleils, Mahoney and Sons, and many others. He was selected to perform at the Vancity Feature/Vancity Studio artist showcase event in September of 2018, Live Acts Canada Best in Vancouver Competition in the fall of 2018, and the Anza Live community showcase event in late 2017.
Ivan's debut single “You Got Me” from his forthcoming EP is out February 8th 2019.