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Biography

ReeVay is the moniker of the multi-talented Marc Rivest. The Vancouver based artist gracefully weaves the finest elements of folk, jazz and pop. His tender yet evocative voice poetically delivers his handwritten lyrics. His work is simultaneously soothing, powerful and transformative. It’s easy to get lost in the rich tapestry of sound he has generously created. He combines complex jazz arrangements with simple harmonic structures that are endlessly captivating. ReeVay is inspired by the likes of poetic juggernauts Cat Stevens and Leonard Cohen which is apparent in his material yet he brings something entirely fresh to the music table.

ReeVay sang his way into Vancouver from on a moving train back in 2015. Born and raised in the greater Toronto area, Marc's musical journey began with piano lessons as a child. Switching to the guitar at the age of 13, he never put it down. Marc's career as a performer began with busking outside grocery and liquor stores. After relocating to Calgary in 2013, he was able to make busking a well-paying full-time job. After the release of "Breathe," Marc decided to advance his musical training through a Diploma in Jazz Studies at Capilano University. While at Cap U, Marc studied jazz guitar and voice with instructors including Bill Coon, Ron Samworth, Andre Lachance, Geordie Roberts, and Steve Maddock and performed in the Capital Jazz vocal ensemble under the direction of Rejean Marois. He graduated with distinction in May 2018.

ReeVay is now a staple to the Vancouver music scene. His perpetually evolving material has been recognized by impressive radio and publications across the province. ReeVay has been featured on  Vancouver Co-Op Radio, CJSR, CJSF, Bonsai, The Hawk, Shady Pines Radio, and The River along with the Tinnitist and Sounds on the Couch. 

 

ReeVay continues to perform and work on new innovative material. He is set to release a series of singles followed by a full LP in the near future. These tracks showcase his diverse talent and grapes of the craft. Stay tuned for everything this truly gifted artist has to offer.