IVORY BLUE is an American multi genre singer/songwriter who lived a nomadic existence until settling in Kansas City, MO. At the age of 14 starting playing guitar and writing songs and by the age of 17 played in coffee shops and private events. 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 and by 2013 was playing regularly in and around Kansas City and released their first EP 'Ready Get Set' in 2015.
In 2017, IVORY entered the national NeXt2Rock competition with over 1800 bands. The top 5 battled it off for the win at the legendary Viper Room, in Los Angeles CA where IVORY won over judges Scott Borchetta (BMLG), John Varvatos (fashion designer), Steve Jones (Sex Pistols Guitarist and Host of “Jonesy’s Jukebox”), Desmond Child (Musician, producer) and Chris Lord-Alge (producer). IVORY BLUE became the grand prize winner and was awarded a one-year record deal with BMLG who re-released the song 'Ready Get Set' from the 2015 EP.
After mastering the craft of writing, recording and self-producing all the tracks, IVORY BLUE is currently working with with Lester Estelle (Drummer for Kelly Clarkson), Craig Kew (Bass), Nick Poortman (Mixer) who worked alongside producers Justin Gray, Gil Norton, Big Tank, and Greg Haver, and Kurt Festge (Mastering) who worked with Citizen Kane & Violent Femmes, on finishing up a full-length Album ‘Compound Love’ to be released in January 2022 as well as the 'Red Light' EP later that year.
On August 18th, 2021, IVORY signed a publishing deal with Sound Ballistics Music & Publishing out of Atlanta GA.
What the music industry says
Desmond Child: “I love everything about you, you sing what you live, you’re fantastic” Musician, Songwriter and Producer.
Chris Lord-Alge: “Giving us the diamond in the rough we can only dream of, the foundation that’s built underneath it, that’s what music is made from. Engineer/Mixer.
Steve Jones: “You got a lot of potential” Sex Pistols Guitarist and Host of “Jonesy’s Jukebox” on Cumulus rock KLOS (95.5) Los Angeles, CA, USA
Scott Borchetta: “You exude artistry from the minute you step on that stage” Big Machine Label Group president and CEO.
John Varvatos: “You’re a true artist” Fashion Designer and Record Label Head