Hailing from Melbourne, twin-sibling duo (who happen to both be gay) Bec and Sebastian Ivanov are heading north for the Sydney Noodle Markets at Hyde Park with their unique brand of playful soul to spice up your Friday night.
Having worked with the likes of Natalie Gauci, Seany B and ex-Australian idol favourite, Anthony Callea, Sebastian Ivanov isn’t new to a life in the music industry.
“I have been writing and producing for about 10 years now,” he tells Same Same. “But Bec has only recently started singing professionally over the last few months.”
Bec Ivanov brings a spine-tingling tone reminiscent of British singer Jessie J to the duo, but initially lacking in confidence, she was a late bloomer on the scene.
“Up until three months ago, Bec didn’t have the confidence to sing in public,” says Sebastian. “But with a naturally gifted voice, some practice and encouragement from family and friends, she’s loving the experience more and more each time.
“It’s been amazing to watch her grow and develop as an artist.”
Moving fast for such a new band, Sebastian sums up the experience of touring with his twin sister in one word – “ridiculous.”
“As in ridiculously amazing!” he laughs. “We have a very strong connection, my ‘twinny’ and I.
“We are best mates and just have heaps of fun rehearsing, being on stage and just being able to hang out. Our older brother Julian plays acoustic guitar for our shows so it’s awesome sharing it all with him too.”
While they’re both gay, the two don’t let their sexuality hamper their musical careers, believing it is just one piece of who they are.
“Our sexuality doesn’t define the people we are or the music we create,” said Sebastian.
“We just want people to love our music and connect with who we are as people.”
Head on down to the Noodle Markets at Hyde Park tonight (Friday 5 October) to catch Sebastian & Bec Ivanov serenade you with It Comes To An End or the hard-hitting Battle.
And see below for Bec & Sebastian’s cover of Jessie J’s single, Price Tag.