Oh Village is: Scott Currie, Stephen Dahl, David Dueckman, and Jake Janzen. Based in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia, they were raised on drizzly weather and sometimes rather enjoy it.
Created in the summer of 2009 under the name Ivory Coast, Oh Village began playing local shows around the Fraser Valley solely for the love of music. As they played more they gained both experience and momentum, and their fan base grew. In April 2011 they gained publicity and a professional music experience by finishing second in Youthink Magazine's Best Teen Band Competition, beating out over fifty entrants from across the province. Oh Village's rising recognition drew the attention of Abbotsford producer Steve Klassen of The Sound Suite, and the band subsequently released Headlights / Red Death EP in February 2012.
Aspiring to create a full-length album at the same studio but being short on finances, Oh Village successfully crowd-funded $7000 in the spring of 2012 to fund their 9-track release, "Far Side of the Sea". Released on August 8th, 2012, the album is a milestone in this young band’s career.
Oh Village mixes piano, drums, bass, guitar and vocal harmonies with non-conventional instruments such as the cello and trumpet, and has been lauded as having a "unique sound, a blend of folk, rock, [and] alternative." The four friends have brought together their love for writing original music and their individual musical influences to create a down-to-earth sound that is both uniquely honest and completely inspired.