Ivøry Black, born in Illinois and currently residing in Kansas City MO is a rising Independent Alternative Indie/Pop singer songwriter that has made a popular name in the music scene. Drawing from passionate life stories to write songs listeners can relate to and coming out of the Midwest with a troubled life, Ivøry fuels energy and creative control with valleys and peaks of instrumental sounds that add to each uniquely styled composition. The superbly produced singer incorporates some bluesy and alternative pop rock influences and is a remarkably compelling front person. Ivøry’s first single ‘Ready Get Set’ has a mix of influences with elegantly mixed hives of soaring vocals, sparse synthesizers and a guitar that makes it a fun and likable experience.
Influences are: Eric Clapton, Stone Temple Pilots, The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Phoenix, The Black Keys, BØRNS, BJORK to name a few.
If KT Tunstall had a sibling from the Midwest, we might sense that Ivøry Black would come close to first in the running. Why? As far as technique goes, it’s mixing various layers of looping while playing guitar, layering vocals that show off each accent towards Ivøry’s empire of sound. That is even while adding in a small snippet of electronic tinge without becoming an electronica-based musician.
Ivøry is currently working on the 2017 release of a first album, possibly a second EP, several singles and multiple music videos. With popularity growing and vast recognition by social media, Ivøry was one of the KC artists to be featured by Flatland-KCPT’s Digital Magazine and Mixtapes & Mixology, supported by The Bridge 90.9 for the Cocktail vs artist series. https://youtu.be/GqfRhPmyHrg, and was chosen as finish line band to perform at the 2016 Susan G Komen Run for the Cure Race and many more. As supporter of the UMKC LGBTQIA Community, Ivøry performed during the first LIKEME LightHouse LGBT Prom in 2016 and has been asked to take the stage again in 2017.
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