On a mission from God..

In a twist of fate, Oakland Ave was formed in 2020 for a project out of the MIA program at Fanshawe College in London, ON. The indie band has since taken over the local scene, playing a setlist of originals and a wide selection of classic covers. Boasting four versatile singers, they cover several genres with exceptional creative and technical talent. Oakland Ave is known for their spontaneous improvisations, tight harmonies and playful spirit. The group’s unique live show has propelled them onto the local scene, and is garnering international attention. Oakland Ave has been booked for shows at Clubs, Music Hall venues, and several private performances. They are now slated to kick off their tour in Central America before returning home to their Canadian roots.


In September of 2020, frontman Danny Mac, guitarist Ian Van Oosterhaut, drummer Nico Elias, bassist Nolan Stanisic and pianist Dean Holbrough started the Music Industry Arts program at Fanshawe. They all had their own aspirations in the music industry, but one jam changed their lives. Since being put together randomly for a project, Oakland Ave has developed a live show, a list of favourite covers, a versatile selection of original music, and most importantly, a lifetime brotherhood.


The band has spent the last two years in the MIA program, sharpening their skills and developing their music. Now, Oakland Ave looks to take on the world and share their love for music with the people. Follow them on their journey on instagram (@oaklandaveband) or visit their website ( to book now!