Would you guys please introduce yourselves and explain your role in the band? We are a newly formed contemporary blues rock band called Ivy Gold and my name is Manou, I am the singer.
Where did you guys meet and how did you form this band? Well, after we were finished with the pre-production, we decided to get in touch with Tal Bergman who has worked with Joe Bonamassa and many other awesome artists. He did like our music a lot and joined us immediately. Believe me – I was thrilled! From that point on we knew we had something special going on – totally out of the blue we had a project and we decided to put a great band together, not only for the studio but also for live touring. Our friend Kevin Moore joined right after and then I asked my dear friend Sari Schorr to help me find a great keyboard player – that’s how we found the awesome Anders Olinder from the UK. And then I had put together a very special cosmopolitan band with members from the US, the UK and Germany!
What kind of music do you make or would like to make in the future? Our style is contemporary blues rock that is full of energy yet very emotional, at times very rocky, then melancholic – we try to bring Rock-, Blues-, Funk- and Prog-song material to it’s full potential.
What do you enjoy the most about the process of making music together? For me it really is the creative process that I really love, it’s creating something out of the nothingness. And of course the most important and most fun part is playing live with the whole band. That is the gift after the hard work of writing, recording and promoting is done.
What are some of your favourite themes to explore through your music? I explore many different themes when writing songs. I do get a lot of inspiration when I travel by interacting with the local people and just talking to them about life. And then also I like to write about my personal experiences, things that I think about, fears and of course about love and relationships.. my life is packed with adventure and experiences, so there are always plenty of things going on … 🙂
Who are some artists that you love or who you’d say has had a huge influence on your work? Oh there are so many great artists and singers that I really love and adore. I have been listening to so many great male rock singers such as Richie Kotzen, Steve Lukather, Bobby Kimball. Of course Joe Bonamassa but also female singers like Sari Schorr, Beth Hart and many more…
Where can someone looking for your music, find it? You can find us on all social media channels and all important physical and digital sales channels or right here : http://www.linktr.ee/ivygold.net
What’s your favourite part about touring/ doing live performances? My favourite part is getting in touch with the audience and feeling the vibes from them. I love it when people pick up the energy from our music and feel into it. Meeting real people who love good hand made music is awesome!
What kind of message would you like to give your fans, through your music? I am hoping to reach out to the listeners heart and soul when listening to our music. Music is the universal language and it builds bridges amongst people, cultures and all races – music spreads so much good energy and brings a strong message across – I would love it when the fans pick up on the positive emotions and vibes.
Where do you guys see yourselves in the future, or what are your future plans for the band? We are currently still working on the promotion of our debut album “Six Dusty Winds” which has been released worldwide in March. As we decided to not sign to any record label! So we are doing everything by ourselves: promotion, marketing, management, distribution, public relation etc. And of course we really try hard to put a nice tour together in these crazy times, so let’s hope that things will get back to normal very soon! On top of it all – we are writing new songs, so we are busy but so happy! Thanks so much for this interview!! And of course for sharing and supporting Ivy Gold 🙂 we really appreciate it a lot – it means a lot to us!! All the best to all of you!! Manou & Ivy Gold https://linktr.ee/ivygold.net