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The Vanishing Pheasants are a folk band based in East York, Toronto comprised of 3 core members Alex Mc, Zack Elliott, and Davey White. Covering groups new and old alike, they combine elements of punk, rock, emo, and folk to contemporary classics like 'Michigan - The Milk Carton Kids' and 'Streets of Laredo - Marty Robbins'. The Pheasants also arrange and perform songs written by their members, elevating them to a new sonic place with bass, guitar, and 3-part harmonies. 

The three met at an open mic in Kensington Market and decided to combine forces to form The Vanishing Pheasants after playing together in living rooms and basements over the course of a year. Their first show took place at the Tonight Live Happenings Bar in the Parkdale area of Toronto, but soon after booked a tour that brought them to Ottawa, Montreal, and Trinity Bellwoods Park in Toronto. The Vanishing Pheasants also performed as an accompanying band for Zack Elliott's solo showcase at the Folk Music Ontario 2022 conference. 

The Pheasants are currently booking more shows and writing some of their first original material as a band. 


Latest Releases

The Vanishing Pheasants live at tonight bar toronto, ontario
The Vanishing Pheasants Live at tonight bar in toronto ontario
Zack Elliott and Alex McCulloch of The Vanishing Pheasants Live at Tonight Bar in Downtown Toronto

Live Performance

Michigan (The Milk Carton Kids cover LIVE from Mongomery Scotch Lounge)The Vanishing Pheasants
00:00 / 04:45
If I Go, I'm Goin' (GAI cover LIVE from La Petite Marché)The Vanishing Pheasants
00:00 / 04:26
Zack Elliott and Alex McCulloch
The Vanishing Pheasants Ontario and Quebec tour. THe Pulling Favours tour.
Zack Elliott live free times cafe May 11th 2022
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