One of the highlights of 2020 on Banks Radio Australia, amazing vocals and vibe. It most certainly inspires and exhibits tremendous appeal!
by Isaac Banks Owner of BanksRadio.com Dec.2020.
IVORY BLUE is an Alternative Rock/Pop singer/songwriter currently living in Kansas City Missouri. USA
A singer songwriter whose music is a passionate fusion of full-bodied rock with a dash of pop hooks and a healthy dose of swagger, IVORY BLUE formerly known as Ivory Black until a name change in 2018, is an artist dedicated to breaking down barriers and defying staid conventions. Ivory lived a nomadic existence until settling in Kansas City MO and becoming part of the local musical community. After winning a nationwide talent contest in 2017 Ivory Blue started having success with some international radio play which continues today.
Ivory experienced a great deal of emotional turmoil as a child. At a very young age, picked up the guitar and began writing songs by use of a tape player to layer sounds that added to an acoustic song production. At the age of 15 Ivory left his home and travelled across the country, playing acoustic shows in coffee shops or wherever the opportunity presented itself.
As a multi-instrumentalist, Ivory began refining their performance style, using digital looping pedals to stack harmonies and guitar parts live on stage, giving their solo shows the feel of a full band. In 2011, Ivory settled in Kansas City, MO and quickly began attracting an intense regional following for their strong vocals and incisive, deeply personal lyrics.
By 2013, Ivory was playing regularly in and around Kansas City and the first EP 'Ready Get Set' was released in 2015. While the EP helped spread the word and got much attention from regional radio and TV stations, a big break would come in 2017. Ivory entered NeXt2Rock, a nationwide talent search with over 1800 artists/bands who applied to find fresh and promising rock artists. The top 5 national bands who battled it off for the win in Los Angeles CA at the legendary Viper Room. Ivory Blue won over the judges, and became the grand prize winner! Ivory Won the contest and a one year record deal with BMLG who re-released the song Ready Get Set from the 2015 EP.
Ivory’s 2018 re-release of 'Ready Get Set' undauntedly received National and International airplay within weeks.
In February 2020 and after studying the craft of recording and self-producing, this amazing singer-songwriter with soaring vocals, passionate love for everyone struggling through life, released 'Elite Dreamland'. There are no words to describe the incredible artistry behind this song. a single that hits your heart about understanding how it feels to be misunderstood in a world of people that seem to know what they are doing.