A professional musician/songwriter and wandering minstrel for over 40 years, with roots in Nova Scotia, and years in Boston, Toronto and Vancouver, with a passion for stories and songs that are honest and heartfelt.

Shared the stage as a musician or songwriter with many great artists including Juno award winners - Myles & Lenny, Bluesman Colin Linden, Lisa Brokop, Rick Tippe, Charity Brown, Shari Ulrich, Bill Henderson, Paul Hyde, Jeremy Fisher, Barney Bentall, Madison Violet, Blair Packham, Bob Kemmis, Devonsquare, The Good Brothers, as well as countless other musical ensembles in Canada and the USA.

Currently Ivan is collaborating with writers from Texas to the Maritimes, and other parts of Canada, allowing him to continue to craft songs that portray the real emotions and experiences of people who have lived and labored across this land, offering Ivan an endless source of inspiration.

Ivan’s passion for song writing is evident through his method of delivery. When Ivan performs, it’s up close and personal: Recounting stories of events that draw out compassion in the listener. Only an experienced, gifted songwriter can create this intimate narrative relationship with their audience.

Ivan delivers well-crafted songs that are sensitive, thought provoking, and unique, with hauntingly beautiful melodies and rhythms that take his audience on an insightful journey of reflection.

Volunteer coordinator for the SAC in Vancouver and host of Songstage – a performance showcase in the Fraser Valley with an open mic for songwriter


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