Instant Rivalry is Meg and Caleb Hutton. A brother-sister duo from Prince Edward County, Ontario, founded on the roots of country, rock and roll and family ties.
Meg and Caleb began performing and writing music together twelve years ago while they were in high school. They take pride in writing and producing their own music and have been referred to as two of the hardest working musicians you will ever meet. Their fiery, confident stage presence, sound, and song writing skills have given them a unique edge that makes them stand out from the rest.
They won 'The Next Country Music Star Competition', and the 'Ontario Back Roads Country Music Talent Search' and have been selected by the Country Music Association of Ontario as the 'New Faces Going Places.'
Instant Rivalry has opened for bands such as Jefferson Airplane, Tanya Tucker, Clint Black, Lindi Ortega, Corb Lund and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and have played festivals from Ontario to Nashville.
Instant Rivalry released their debut country album 'Whiskey and Lead' in December 2019. The fifteen song album has been called "refreshing" and "dynamic". Whiskey and Lead is available on one hundred and fifty online platforms.
Caleb Hutton, the oldest, plays lead guitar, mandolin, harmonica, bass, banjo and drums. He provides lead and backup vocals for the band.
Meg Hutton, the youngest, plays rhythm guitar, piano, and mandolin. She provides lead and back up vocals for the band.
Instant Rivalry enjoys giving back to their community and working with not for profit organizations when they are off stage. Growing up in a rural community, Meg and Caleb understand the difficulties of obtaining music and business education. They have spent a lot of time over the years coaching, mentoring and developing programs geared to youth and up and coming performers in their hometown that provides them with the education and opportunities required to create a sustainable career in the music business.
When Meg and Caleb aren’t performing or volunteering, they can be found working at Back Forty Productions, a recording studio and live musical event production company or spending time with their family. Though driven and hardworking, these siblings are well grounded thanks to the support and love of their family.