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Irish Release 30/5 on Stage Records (Essential / Pinnacle)
www.myspace.com/ivyrise ~ www.bebo.com/ivyriseofficial ~ www.ivyrise.com

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The London-based band formed in 2004, the final lineup finally came together in early 2007 and the band relocated to Paris. The city inspired the band and they wrote and recorded the majority of their existing songs there.
Stage Records boss Matthew Brown signed the band based on the strength of the Paris demos.
The band is currently putting the finishing touches to their album with producer Paul Simm, whose credits include 'Overload' and 'Run for Cover' by The Sugababes.
Their live agents are Primary Talent, whose other artists include Oasis, Kylie Minogue, Pete Docherty, CSS, Fall Out Boy and many more.
The band has most recently completed a tour with Kula Shaker.
They have an extremely dedicated and active fan base, with their myspace profile now boasting over 16,000 friends including fans flying the flag in Norway, France and Japan.

When it comes to cutting it live in front of highly discerning audiences IVYRISE have certainly proved their worth. With over 5 years of gigging under their belts, these guys have built a solid reputation as a quality live act well in advance of their first single.

The band, a four piece, cemented their status as a premium live act when they took to the stage supporting Kula Shaker in October 2007. With an inherent skill for combining memorable hooks with engaging lyrics IVYRISE's classic British rock sound has led to obvious comparisons with legends like Oasis and Coldplay.

The earliest incarnation of the band came to fruition when 23-year-old Portsmouth born front-man Ben Falinski met with Pop guitarist Paul Cronin (aka Cro) through a University Press advert. They instantly discovered a musical chemistry and the plans for IVYRISE were forged.

Like most obsessive songwriters Ben and Cro recognised their passion from a very young age. Having started playing the piano at the age of 5 Ben then went on to pen his first song at the tender age of 13. 25-year-old Middlesbrough born Cro secretly unwrapped his brother's birthday present; which he knew was a guitar; and taught himself the riff to 'Day Tripper' by The Beatles in enough time to re-wrap the gift before anyone found out. After meeting his idol Tim Wheeler by sneaking backstage at an Ash concert in 2001, Cro made it his mission to follow in Tim's footsteps.

A string of drummers and bass players followed before the duo finally teamed up with Liam Malson from Drumtech and Ollie Patterson from ACM to complete the band. 21-year-old Liam began drumming just before his 12th birthday in Nottingham and at the age of 17 dropped out of college to move to London and study music performance at Drumtech. 20-year-old Hull-born Ollie moved to Tonbridge at the age of 17 and studied a diploma in music at West Kent College before attending The Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford. Ollie dropped his course at ACM when the opportunity came along to join Ben, Cro and Liam on the Ivyrise journey.

Once complete, the band were ready to set about their musical journey and wasted no time in hitting the live music scene as they gigged at famous London haunts including The Dublin Castle and Hope and Anchor. It didn't take long before they were spotted at London's Water Rats by Stage Records' boss, Matthew Brown. The band have since teamed up with producer Paul Simm (whose credits include 'Overload' and 'Run for Cover' by the Sugababes) for their debut album, containing songs which have already received rave reviews from their 14,000 strong myspace following. With a debut single, album and live dates all set for 2008, IVYRISE are a British band worth keeping an eye on.

 
 
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