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 bring a unique folk-punk sound 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 and guitar instrumentation 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 they have quickly booked more shows in their home base of Greektown in the homes of supporters, and are in the process of booking a fall tour.
The Vanishing Pheasants will be appearing in Montréal, Ottawa, and Kingston on the weekend of September 9th, and Windsor, London, Guelph, and Toronto on the weekend of October 15th, with the Toronto show anticipated to be an evening of note, sharing a bill with TikTok phenom Ezra Glatt (94k+ followers).