Pioneer Video

Pioneer Video


Pioneer Video hails from remote parts of Cape Breton, namely seaside Mabou and the woods of Foot Cape, Inverness. Twin brothers Keith and Kyle MacDonald make up the Bass and Drums Rhythm section. Front man Andrew Rankin combines his inventive guitar skill and melodic piano at the song-writing helm of the band. All three of these life long musicians have played both locally and internationally. Pioneer Video is on Nova Scotia’s music scene and has made it its personal mission to make every live s


Pioneer Video joins descriptive lyric-poetry with their dynamic trio attack creating a progressive musical chemistry. Keith (Bass), and twin Kyle (Drums) have played music together their entire lives.
Andrew Rankin (Guitar,Piano,Vocals), is a life long multi-instrumentalist, who has played music locally as a solo artist. Andrew's song-writing talent constantly explores originality while the trio's musical counterpoint build a masterful setting for each new song. Based at St. Francis Xavier University, Pioneer Video has toured the Atlantic region and looks forward to all upcoming shows.

Musical Influences:
Jeff Buckley, Death Cab for Cutie, Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Hey Rosetta!, Wintersleep, Arcade Fire, The Beatles, Elbow, Sufjan Stevens, Leonard Cohen, Patrick Watson & the Wooden Arms, The Police, The Frames/ Glen Hansard, The Architects, Damien Rice, Royal Wood, Fleet Foxes... amongst many others are Inspirations for the sound and energy of Pioneer Video.


5 New recordings in the finishing stages!!!!