IVORY BLUE is an Alternative singer/songwriter/producer whose music is passionate rock, with a dash of pop hooks and a healthy dose of swagger. As a transgender artist, dedicated to breaking down barriers and defying staid conventions, IVORY attracted attention for their courage and music while living a nomadic existence until settling in Kansas City, MO and becoming part of the local music community. After winning a nationwide talent contest in 2017 with over 1800 artists/bands who applied to find fresh and promising rock artists. The top 5 national bands battled it off for the win in Los Angeles, CA at the legendary Viper Room, with judges Scott Borchetta (BMLG), John Varvatos (fashion designer /Music Executive), Steve Jones (Sex Pistols Guitarist and Host of “Jonesy’s Jukebox”), Desmond Child (Musician, producer), Chris Lord-Alge. (Engineer/Mixer) and Gavin Rossdale (British singer/ rhythm guitarist of BUSH), IVORY BLUE, then known as IVORY BLACK before changing their artist name won over the judges and became the grand prize winner which included 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 and reached #24 on Billboard Mainstream Rock.
IVORY BLUE experienced a great deal of emotional turmoil as a child, was put up for adoption at the age of four and lived with many foster families until adopted at the age of nine. Experienced conflict with their new family, who could not accept their sexuality. At a very young age picked up the guitar and began writing songs to make sense of their life and at fifteen ran away from home. Traveled across the country, playing occasional gigs when the opportunity presented itself and In 2010 settled in Kansas City, MO. Began refining their performance style, using digital looping pedals to stack harmonies and guitar parts live on-stage that gave their solo shows the feel of a full band. In 2015, IVORY began attracting an intense regional following for their strong vocals and incisive, deeply personal lyrics.
In February 2020 and after studying the craft of recording and self-producing, this amazing singer-songwriter with soaring vocals and 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. IVORY BLUE produces all the tracks. Sends off drum tracks to Lester Estelle (Drummer for Kelly Clarkson), Craig Kew (Bass), Nick Poortman (mixing) who worked alongside producers Justin Gray, Gil Norton, Big Tank & Greg Haver in the USA, UK, Europe, and New Zealand and Kurt Festge (mastering) who worked for Citizen Kane & Vilent Femmes).
After releasing their first full-length Album ‘Compound Love’ in 2022, IVORY released ‘Red Light’, ‘Starlit Love Child’, ‘All Outta Love’ and ‘Control’ which are some of the songs on the upcoming ‘Starlit Love Child’ full length album scheduled to be released in 2023 and finished production for a 3rd album to be released in 2024. Who knows what is next for IVORY BLUE, but so far, every step has been accounted for to reach that vision that continues to push them to success?
What the music industry thinks:
“You got Star Quality and a lot of potential” Steve Jones (Guitarist for the Sex Pistols)
“Giving us the diamond in the rough we can only dream of. The foundation that’s built underneath and what music is made from.” Chris Lord-Alge (Engineer/Mixer)
“I love everything about you. You sing what you live. You’re fantastic” Desmond Child (songwriter/Producer)
“We’ve been waiting for the WOW and you are the WOW. You are a true artist” John Varvatos (Fashion designer & music executive)
“You exude artistry from the minute you step on that stage” Scott Borchetta (BMLG president & CEO)
“There’s something special about you. You’re a true artist” Gavin Rossdale (British singer/ rhythm guitarist of BUSH)