Known simply around town as BEAVER,
Jonathan Sheppard was born in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland but now calls Montreal home.
Beaver Sheppard makes low-fi songs with his guitar and pieces of drum kit lying around his apartment. Beaver’s live performances are epic, intimate, heart-warming and sincere.
Sheppard evolves through the widescale friendships and relationships he easily creates with everyone and everything in his immediate surroundings. He exists supremely in the 'real' world with the love of fine food, good company, spontaneity, people, laughter, party and adventure.
Accompanying his music, Beaver's drawings depict manic landscapes and hybrid creatures. His images are often elated with eroticism and touches of fantasmal colours, lines, curves, and scribbles that suggest life and being. Travelling between minimal, with floating bodies and vacant spaces, and the complex, with furrowed forms amassed into dense structures, his images teeters to extremes.
Beaver has played over a 100 shows
and shared the stage with:
Sunset Rubdown, Wolf Parade, Billy Childish, Smog, Elisse Weinberg, Pat Jordache, Rae Spoon, Daniel Johnston, Xiu Xiu, Frog Eyes,
Think About Life and many others...