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The Iveys / Press

“The melodies are strong and the hooks are clever, establishing Arlen as one very potent songwriter. And musically, all three Iveys sound like seasoned pros, with appealing voices and virtuoso instrumental chops.”

“The Iveys return with some ear-pleasing twangy tunes on “Jenna’s Song.” The Kickstarter-funded project is the band’s best work yet, with standout tracks like “True Love Honesty,” “A Story,” “Paper Airplanes” and “You and Me.”

“With over 500 live shows and 6 national tours already on their resumes, sibling trio, The Iveys have now released their third full length album Jenna’s Song; an album that sets out to be their strongest yet.”

“There have been groups throughout the years with great harmonies, but nothing can compare to those of a family harmony, which is one of the unique characteristics that make The Iveys stand out.”

“I think the Iveys are very well going to be a major force to be reckoned with in the future. Great lyrics, great hooks, and harmonies to die for. Now, what’s not to like about that?”

“There’s a little bit of Folk, a little bit of Rock, a little bit of Country, but very simply – a whole lot of good.”

“There’s something special about family harmony, and that is nowhere more evident than on the stunning new album from Arlen, Jessica, and Jillian Ivey.”

“Listen to this... one of the "hottest" groups around. Keep an eye on them as they are headed for the top! Pure raw talent, no gimmicks.”

Dusty Henson - El Paso Saddleblanket

“With this CD of Christmas songs, The Iveys Showed us Their Diversity and succeded in Their approach to make a refreshing and quality Christmas CD.”

“News Channel 9 KTSM "First Friday Showcase: The Iveys" - http://www.ktsm.com/news/nc9-first-friday-showcase-iveys”

“The Iveys, three siblings from El Paso, Texas, have released their second studio EP, Days and Nights and it is a treat to the ears. The group, made up of frontman Arlen Ivey and backed by his sisters, Jessica and Jillian, have come up with an album pleasurably reminiscent of The Dream Academy’s “Life In A Northern Town” with their matched harmonies and soft rock /folk sound.”

“The Iveys definitely stand out on their latest release "Days & Nights." The vocals of Arlen Ivey and the backing vocals of his sisters Jessica and Jillian are excellent. The music on each song is superb and the songwriting was exceptional. I don't know how far The Iveys will go in the music world. But I'd guess that with the talent that they show on this album, The Iveys will soon be a name that many music lovers will know. -Bruce Von Stiers -”

“This was my second time seeing The Iveys, I had previously seen their set at IPO Detroit, and I came away impressed on both occasions. Their acoustic set at IPO was crisp and tight, they have the feel of a veteran touring group and a wonderful stage presence as well as an innate awareness of the crowd. This is an immensely talented band with big ambitions and the talent to achieve their goals.”

“The Iveys video review by David Kosloski of Music2Rise”

“RETURN OF THE IVEYS El Paso sibling rock trio The Iveys will perform at noon Sunday at the Chilitos on Foothills Road. I've interviewed the Iveys — lead singer Arlen and sisters Jillian and Jessica — on multiple occasions, and they are among the nicest people you could ever talk to. I also really enjoy their sensible, heartfelt tunes. They are touring in support of their new album, "Days & Nights," which I have not yet heard, but am excited to get a taste of on Sunday! ”

By Lucas Peerman - lpeerman@lcsun-news.com - Las Cruces Sun-News

“They may be from the country stronghold of El Paso, Texas, but the one brother, two sisters act the Iveys operates in the soft-rock category Fleetwood Mac once owned and expanded. “In The Dark” is clear evidence of the musical debt owed Lindsey Buckingham by brother Arlen Ivey, who wrote all of the album’s material. The tune is pushed by Arlen’s aggressive acoustic and features guitarist Jethro Gaglione dashing in between lyric lines like a picador with quick electric slashes. Thanks to the increasingly evident influence of Mac and others on modern country, it’s easy to hear something like “Shadows” as sounding like the result of a very good day in the studio for a band like Lady Antebellum! – RA”

Rick Allen - Vintage Guitar Magazine

“Music2Rise Video of Featured artist, The Iveys: El Paso, Texas brings us an Indie Rock act called The Iveys. The Iveys have performed over 300 shows and have had 5 national tours in the past two years. The band has been featured on Fuse T.V. as Unsigned Band of the Month as well as features on Fox, ABC, and CBS. The Iveys recently recorded with Justin J Leeah (Conor Oberst, Yeah Yeah Yeahs) on their new release "Days & Nights."”

"Days & Nights simply offers well-crafted songs with sneaky-good hooks. Fans of quality vocal work will certainly gravitate to The Iveys sound."

“Lovely harmonies from El Paso siblings Arlen, Jessica and Jillian Ivey float through the six songs on the trio’s second recorded effort, following 2009’s self-titled debut. The Iveys sound can be best described as folk-pop with some rock edge and synthesized wizardry. But mostly, it’s just refreshing. Listening to “Falling,” “Lady Made of Stone” and “In the Dark” brings to mind the breezy attraction of Southern California pop merged with some of that Texas heartland rock. These are songs ready-made for driving top down across a freedom highway.”

“With a lot of touring, and singer-songwriter Arlen Ivey’s vocal problems behind them, the trio returns with a six-song collection that deepens their sound...Arlen (the main writer and singer) has a gift for compelling melodies, which lend themselves well to his restrained, lyrical vocal style on songs like “Falling,” which local pop and public radio should be playing, as well as first single “Lady Made of Stone.” - Jillian Ivey makes a solid lead vocal debut on the lilting “Keeping Me Strong.” Makes you want to hear what pianist Jessica Ivey can do.”

Doug Pullen - El Paso Times

“Their songwriting is as strong as their vocals; neither talent is better than the other: an accomplishment that is obvious through every song and such a rarity to everyone but them. Sometimes it’s a lyric that captures my attention, sometimes a background vocal that surprises me, sometimes a piano that makes me take pause and want to listen again. Days & Nights is the type of music that I simply define as my comfort food. Without fail, it’s always good. They may have gone through some dark days, but the light still shines on their talent and spirit. So glad they’re back and already looking forward to the next one.”

“The EP is well-produced, with strong musicianship and good mastering. The sister’s vocals, whether background or up front as on Keeping Me Strong, are a delight to listen to as is their brother’s melodic soft tones. I enjoyed listening to this CD and will be keeping it in rotation in my player. I look forward to what comes next from this family band, and I’m betting they are on a musical journey that will take them many places through the years. I definitely want to be around to hear it.”

“They bicker. They banter. They tease. They are, after all, siblings. Described as a unique blend of indie rock with a pinch of West Texas twang, The Iveys currently tour all over the country with their band and have been compared to The Fray and The Script due to their signature vocal harmonies and unique blend of piano and acoustic guitar. Collaboration, they say, is really the key to the Iveys’ success, and the trio thrives off their common bond. That, they say, and the way their music has touched so many fans. “We don’t have to be playing for a full stadium of people. As long as we are playing for people who truly care for our music and truly love and appreciate what we are doing, then that is wonderful to me. Of course, you still have some goals you have to reach. I just think we’re almost, in a way, already living our goals,” Jessica said. “Obviously, we would love to be playing for a full stadium of people; it’s just not to me what it is all about.””

"Tough Enough rock concert to benefit cancer treatment and awareness" The concert will feature El Paso's fine sibling band The Iveys, as well as Las Cruces acoustic rock stars Daniel Park, Ty Elwin and Rein Garcia. Most of the musicians are appearing at no coast and all proceeds from the $3 cover will be donated to cancer treatment and awareness campaigns. The Iveys, Arlen, Jessica and Jillian --a brother and two sisters folk/pop act out of El Paso --are more than happy to contribute to the cause. "The Iveys have been involved in cancer awareness for many years, usually as entertainment for special events and fundraisers such as "Tough Enough to Rock Pink,' said Arlen, the lead singer. He noted the band members' grandmother is a six-year survivor of breast cancer. "It is hard for families to go through, I know it was for mine. The more people who get involved and spread the word to get check-ups, mammograms, etc., the better we can beat breast cancer," he said.

“El Paso band The Iveys hopes to get feet tapping at the Brewhouse. “[The show] will be a good time no matter what,” guitarist and singer Arlen Ivey said. “We’ve got a few cover songs we’ll bring the crowd in with, and I think you’ll really get into our original music as well.” The Iveys sound a little like Matchbox 20, mainly because Arlen’s voice is uncannily similar to that of Rob Thomas. He claims Ryan Adams and Fleetwood Mac as influences for their Americana rock sound. The Iveys will be a 6-piece group at this show. Jethro Gaglione provides lead guitar, with Frank Delgado on drums and Eli Chanson on bass. Arlen’s sisters Jessica and Jillian both play keyboard and sing. This makes for what Ivey said is an auspicious sound. “We’re lucky that we’re siblings,” Ivey said. “We already have vocals that kind of fit together.” The group has been touring “pretty much nonstop” to promote their self-titled album since its release in 2009.”

“August 9, 2010- If I had a talk show that aired on television, I would hire The Iveys as my house band (making no assumptions they'd accept because their light shines bright enough to do whatever they wish!) and if they were orphaned, I would snatch them up and adopt them (probably all seven if they assuming they are as fantastic as the original four I met)! The Iveys are back for a catch up tonight to hear about their current tour, their new music video and our overdue meeting last Friday night.”

“The Iveys Perform their song "Running Out" LIVE on ABC Portland, KATU 7-19-2010 http://www.katu.com/amnw/segments/98762184.html”

“The Iveys Perform live on AM NorthWest, KATU Portland ABC 7-19-2010, http://www.katu.com/amnw/segments/98762659.html”

“One listen to the trio's debut disc, simply titled The Iveys, and you'll hear plenty of harmonies cushioning the Southern California-style pop and rock. Arlen Ivey is the ensemble's chief songwriter and lead singer. His sisters provide much of the lovely vocal backup...”

"A group of exceptionally talented siblings who have grown up completely immersed in music. Their passions have driven them to create a unique sound through collaboration, which they have ultimately shared with their fans. It’s a refreshing quality for a band like The Iveys to be truly dedicated to their fans. It’s another great quality for them to find time among collaboration, recording, and touring to help children in orphanages. The Iveys are definitely well grounded through their music, appreciation of fans, and their helping hands...This album is full of beautifully flowing harmonies mingled with perfectly placed instrumentals that are stunningly unique from song to song. Keep an eye on this band for more musical releases and maybe even a concert near you!"

written by Jesse James Music Hideaway Writer - The Music Hideaway

“Right from the opening track, Leave it to Love, it is apparent The Iveys were intent on keeping the focus on the strength of their singing. Going the Right Way and Whispered Worlds are two tracks on the CD that highlight lush vocal harmonies. For an avid music lover, the songs evoke nostalgic feelings from hearing bands like Fleetwood Mac on the radio.....There's also some positive, light-hearted pop elements to the songwriting that leaves a smile on your face.”

“Sibling combos generally boast an uneven credibility scorecard – take, for instance, the puerile pop of Hanson and the Jonas Brothers. So you'll forgive us if we had doubts about the West Texas brother-sister-sister act the Iveys. Fotunately, their self-titled debut erases any doubts...Brother Arlen Ivey takes front and center with vibrant vocals and lead guitar, while sisters Jessica and Jillian augment the sound with keyboards and shared singing duties. In fact, the album is so immediately infectious and uniformly irresistible that the only possible complaint is that it contains only eight songs. Happily, an introductory gig in South Florida ought to satisfy the newly initiated and offer further proof of this talented trio's potential.”

“Sibling band, The Iveys, is making a huge splash in the music industry. This Texas-based group has a pop feel with a little twang and classic rock thrown in. Lead singer, Arlen, has a voice extremely similar to Rob Thomas (From Matchbox Twenty)and wrote or co-wrote all of the songs on the album. The lyrics are memorable and the melodies are easy to sing along with. An acoustic feel provides non-overbearing accompaniment to the OUTSTANDING harmonies throughout. Their first single, “Back When It Was Our World,” has recently released with a video to accompany it. Check out the band at TheIveysMusic.com.”

“Check out the Fort Worth, Texas brother/sister pop group The Iveys who are Fuse TV’s unsigned artist for July. Their songs consist of soaring melodies and harmonies which isn’t surprising being that they grew up listening to their dad’s record collection, from The Beatles to the Rolling Stones, Queen to The Eagles. Our Favorite track is The Promise.”

"...inspirational listening perfect for year round plays. It wasn’t one of the last albums in my rotation for 2012. Instead, it was one of the first for 2013, and I couldn’t have started off the year any better."

“Sibling group The Iveys wrapped up a busy 2012- one that included the release of its second album, Days & Nights, as well as two national tours- by issuing its first Christmas EP, The Iveys Christmas.”

“The Iveys perform Live on Balcony TV Austin”

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