Nathan Gagné [vocals/guitar]
Kyle Ruggiero [bass]
Jamie Snytte [guitar]
Nathan developed a passion for making music in his teenage years, singing in his
room with the door closed. He taught himself guitar and built upon what he loved from the artists he
admired. After some convincing from one of his musician friends, Gagné decided to look into some local
studios in the West Island.
Jamie grew up playing in different bands, and developed an interest in the recording
process, so much so that he opened up his own recording studio with a business partner in 2016. After
honing his craft by working with artists from many genres, Gagné happened to book a recording session
at Snytte’s studio. Together they worked on Gagné’s first solo EP, and a year later he returned for a
follow-up project. For this project, they began working together on songwriting and composition, and
found that they shared a mutual love for indie pop music, with hip-hop influences.
Following the release of this EP in 2017, Gagné was eager to perform the songs live with a band. With
Snytte on guitar and a session drummer on board, they began to seek out a bassist. That’s when Kyle
Ruggiero (bass), Snytte’s long-time friend and former bandmate, stepped in. After a few shows, the trio
began working together on new music which led to the formation of Ivytide.