Isaac Symonds is a Canadian multi-instrumentalist, recording engineer, producer, arranger, and songwriter. After a decade of living in Montreal, he has relocated to the small town of Port Alberni, Vancouver Island, to become re-acquainted with the country lifestyle in which he was raised. Recently, he has been focused on releasing music via collaboration; Natura Sophia, a ten-track ambient album with Toronto’s Yaehsun; Carved Into Stone, an orchestrated ballad inspired by the 50s, co-written with Montreal’s Loryn Taggart; and now Tom and Isaac: Five Songs; a collaborative late-60s era inspired EP with long time friend, Thomas Molander.
For eight years, he was a member of the internationally acclaimed, Juno Award winning band, Half Moon Run. In the band, Isaac sang background vocals, played drums, keyboard, guitar, bass, synth, and mandolin. He also has songwriting credits on all the band's albums, up until 2020; namely A Blemish in the Great Light produced by Joe Chiccarelli, Sun Leads Me On produced by Jim Abbiss, Seasons of Change (Joe Chiccarelli), and the song “Unofferable” from Dark Eyes.
As a member of Half Moon Run, Isaac performed more than seven hundred concerts, including twenty European tours, many major festivals on both sides of the Atlantic and also Australia. Highlights included two sold-out shows with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, opening in direct support for Red Hot Chili Peppers at Osheaga and for Neil Young at Hyde Park in London. The band was also asked to create original music for “Demolition” by the film’s director, Jean-Marc Vallée and their music has been used in a number American network television programs including “Elementary” and “Blacklist”.
Isaac Symonds is now dedicated to a more eclectic creative path where his own musical projects will allow him to explore particular interests including lyric writing, orchestral arrangements, and ambient music. He cites a unique combination of musical influences; greatly inspired by the songwriting of Paul Simon and Brian Wilson, and the vocal arrangements of The Four Freshmen. In his compositions, every instrument holds an important voice, and sings a distinctive melody. Isaac keeps his eye on the arc of the song, both lyrically and musically, while taking the listener through a cathartic journey of emotions.Management: firstname.lastname@example.org