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we are iverson & so are you


IVERSON is a Synth Pop quintet from planet Earth surveying both the beauty and absurdity of the modern human condition via addictively catchy, synth-heavy pop songs and explosively dynamic, and often unpredicatable, live performances.

Established in 2013 by producer, songwriter, and frontperson Charles Iverson, IVERSON continues to evolve and shift, blurring the lines of the pop music canon, and bringing listeners through a staggering range of human emotion, genres and philosophical persuasions.  Often as open-ended as human existence, itself, only one thing is certain: There will be synthesizers.


these are iverson:

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Charles Iverson

a songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist with an extensive and diverse musical background spanning multiple genres and musical identites.  While living in Nashville, TN he performed in, produced, and wrote for a wide range of projects including Indie-Pop trio BF / GF and as a writer and instrumentalist for singer/songwriter Charles Cain.

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Alec Watson

a pianist, guitarist, composer and songwriter. While studying piano at the New England Conservatory he was involved in the DIY and experimental music scenes. His primary project, under the name DPCD, is part of the Lungbasket Records roster; a record label he co-founded with long-time collaborator and IVERSON bandmate Ethan T. Parcell.

Gene Knific

a pianist, composer, and arranger, Gene Knific has won numerous awards for their performances and compositions in jazz and contemporary categories. An active composer, Knific had their work Relapse performed and recorded by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra in 2016 and their cello concerto premiered in the Fall of 2017 at the University of Oklahoma. Knific has performed internationally with The Western Jazz Quartet, and also worked with jazz masters such as Joe Lovano, Miguel Zenón.

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Ethan T. Parcell

a composer, performer, and artist whose music has been performed by ensembles throughout the US and Canada.  He is an active improviser and performer appearing on over a dozen recordings as a percussionist, clarinetist, guitarist and vocalist, as well as co-curating and organizing the record label Lungbasket Recordings. His ensemble Focus Group LLC was recently chosen to perform as part of Experimental Sound Studio's Oscillations Concert Series.

Luc Parcell

a bassist, multi-instrumentalist and composer known for his work with long-time Chicago fuck-jazz staple Bonzo Terks, as well as the Chicago Afrobeat Project, his own bombastic and massive big-band Golden Boys, and countless other artists and touring acts.