Sixteen Different Minds
Wendy Irvine - Vocals & Keyboards
Dave Patel - Drums
Jamie Bonk - Guitar & Mandolin
About Sixteen Different Minds
With over 4000 performances and more than 100 albums to their collective credit, the Toronto-based folk/pop band Sixteen Different Minds has just released their debut record, Dancing Castles. After years of gigging and recording together in a wide variety of projects, vocalist/keyboardist Wendy Irvine, drummer Dave Patel and guitarist/mandolinist Jamie Bonk came together in the fall of 2010 to form Sixteen Different Minds.
Drawing influence from such artists as Bruce Cockburn, Joni Mitchell, Black Dub and Paul Simon,Sixteen Different Minds’ music is at its heart melodic with a strong rhythmic undertone. The band’s lyrics reflect a diversity of topics including their interest in complex human interactions, Gestalt philosophy (“The whole is greater than the sum of the parts.”) and dream states.
Collectively, they have had airplay on over 700 radio stations world-wide and received numerous industry awards. Also, performing and/or recording with artists ranging from Madagascar Slim to Sass Jordan to Buffy Ste. Marie to Loren Gold (Roger Daltrey, Melissa Etheridge) to The Toronto Symphony Orchestra has offered a wealth of experience for the members of Sixteen Different Minds.
With the release of Dancing Castles, Sixteen Different Minds hope to share their music with listeners and audiences everywhere!