Brian and Steve have each been playing music since they were kids. There are some people who still question whether they have properly grown up yet. They started playing music together almost a decade ago. Their joint music project emerged out of a desire to preserve something they both value highly—the need to play music. Their weekly rehearsals in Steve’s basement to an audience of action figures became a refuge and at times a life saver. Their first album, Tiny Bicycle Parade, is the product of these Thursday night music rituals. They are delighted to share these songs with you.
The CD also features musicians Berkeley Kershisnik on backing vocals; Steve Kershisnik on drums, percussion, and organ; and Paul Woodward on Cello.
Blending Brian’s remarkable artistry in storytelling with Steve’s effervescent creative spirit and their combined musical chops results in a delightful feast of sound and imagery. “Tiny Bicycle Parade” is filled with thoughtful lyrics and great music that will have you thinking and humming at the same time. Simply fabulous.
Four Square Art
“There is the point where, like Tom Wilkerson's character in "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”, one shouts to the universe and no one in particular "This is the day!" These are the moments that Brian Kershisnik and Steve Vistaunet evoke in their debut album, "Tiny Bicycle Parade". Listening to these deeply felt and richly imagined songs whispers to mind and feeling that there were distinct pivot points where our lives changed dramatically and irrevocably and contributed to our improving understanding of our own selves. Here, sparse production, literate lyrics, and lovely melodies will evoke more than you bargained for. Kershisnik's voice is an unpretentious blend of Cliff Eberhardt's wit, Ray Lamontagne's honesty and Damien Rice's heart, an unmistakable vehicle for reflection on all that makes us us.”
Managing Director, The Nielsen Company
About the Artists
Brian Kershisnik grew up happily dividing his time between living oversees (his father's work as a petroleum geologist took his family to various continents across the globe) and spending summers with his cousins in Wyoming. After taking architecture and ceramics classes in college, he became interested in studying art. He began by studying ceramics, but once he tried painting, it changed everything. Today, he lives and works in Provo, Utah.
Steve Vistaunet grew up in Newport Beach, California. As far back as he can remember, he has loved to draw and play the piano. He says, “Drawing and music make me happy. The perfect day for me during my youth, was to sit at my desk, play my favorite record, and either draw or play along with the song. And to be honest, that is still my perfect day!”