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Kyle Ivan is a singer-songwriter who loves to hit the road and play live as often as possible. Fans often compare him to a rougher Shawn Mendes or Max from Arkells... must be the hair? You will find stories of elation to heartbreak in his lyrics, entwined in pop-infused melodies that you'll be singing in the shower the next day.


Playing over 100 shows every year, he has found his way onto the stages of Ontario’s ‘Festival of Small Halls’, Ottawa’s ‘CityFolk Marvest showcase’, the ‘Rockin’ 1000’ concert in Florence Italy, and more recently the main stage at Ottawa Bluesfest opening for The Backstreet Boys


Whether it’s a dead silent room listening to his story while sitting on the floor, or someone from the crowd pouring a beer down his throat after an improvised verse, his live show will give you something to rave to your friends about.


Who is Kyle Ivan?



“Very few performers who come through our doors can get a crowd to their feet laughing and cheering. His lighthearted and charming style never ceases to hook new fans each time he plays to a new audience."

  • Jon Evenchick (Owner of LIVE on Elgin)

"High energy and loose fun... He immersed the audience in his performance while creating a space where people were free to dance as wildly as Peanuts characters."

“This man manipulates the atmosphere of a crowded bar to laugh and cheer, but also to silence and full attention to what mood he’ll bring next with his acoustic guitar and voice.”

“Kyle Ivan lights up the stage at an absolutely packed McCloskey's Hotel”

“Catchy, memorable lyrics wrapped in pop infused melodies tied up with a big red indie folk-rock bow.”

  • Tara Shannon (Founder of Willow Sound Records)

“He will draw you in, make you laugh with his jokes, and make you cry with his songs and stories. A must-see act for folk fans.”

  • David Sklubal (CKCU 93.1FM)