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Melissa Ivey - Gypsy Rocker

Melissa Ivey - Gypsy Rocker

Pop / Indie / Blues Rock Los Angeles, CA  US
"Lovers and Stars" - Lovers and Stars EP [2005]
"No Ties To Break" - Lovers and Stars EP [2005]
"Anything" - From The Inside Out [2003]
"Heart Beats The Same" [unmastered acoustic distortion mix] from the upcoimg album 'Speed of Life'
"What Is and What Should Never Be" - LIVE [Led Zeppelin cover from 99.5 The Mountain Homegrown Vol 5]

Shows

  • Sat

    Aug 13

    Denver, CO, US | 8:00pm

    Chops Records presents Blumonics an intimate evening of Blues and Jazz performances alongside visually enlightening art and projections provided by Lumonics Light & Sound Gallery. Featuring musical performances by Danette Hollowell, MZIvey and Andrew Nicolai Limited $15 Presale Tickets online at http://lumonics.net/events $20 at the door Doors at 8PM Free gift at door while supplies last Lumonics Light & Sound Gallery 800 E 73rd Ave, Unit 11 Denver, CO (303) 568-9406 Artist info: Danette Hollowell - Danette Hollowell Music Danette Hollowell is a singer, songwriter and classically trained dancer. After a chance encounter with an opportunity to take part in a jazz scholarship at Univ. of Colorado-Denver, her professional career began to blossom. For the past 12 years Hollowell has brought an edge, dynamism and beautiful charisma to the Denver music scene. Danette is incredible as the front woman of a band but it’s her solo vocals and creative stamina that has carried her though the years and changes in the music industry. Like many great musicians and songwriters, the creative process for Danette begins long before the studio. She uses experiences and her unique perspective to weave stories with classic sentiment and symbolic concepts. More than a jazz singer, she is the total package. She’s beautiful, mysterious and prefers to be barefoot because heels hurt her feet and she struggles to dance in them. Whether covers or originals, there’s nothing this phenom can’t do, and even if there was, you’d love to see her try. As a UCD trained jazz vocalist, she specializes in big band, swing 'n Dixie, straight ahead jazz & a little blues from 1890's 'til the reawakening of jazz in the 50s. Influences include Duke Ellington, Anita Baker, Billie Holiday, and Nina Simone. She also performs covers of contemporary music anywhere from Jimi Hendrix to Sade, Outkast, Amy Winehouse, Laryn Hill, Adele, Jill Scott, Angie Stone, Chaka, Badu, Bilal and writes and performs her own music, which is mostly soul with a lil jazzy-pop thrown in. MZIvey aka Melissa Ivey - 2005/2006 Denver Westword Award Best Singer/Songwriter Melissa Ivey, now going by the moniker "MZIvey", is no stranger to the blues/rock scene. As a young artist she taught herself to play bass and guitar before she entered high school. She toured as a front-woman of a teenage punk band shortly after, and eventually established herself as one of Denver’s leading songwriters and performers by constantly working, honing, refining and loving her craft. Melissa has three studio albums out, the latest "SPEED OF LIFE", is reminiscent of Janis Joplin and pop rock icons Joan Jett and Pat Benetar, Melissa takes you on a musical journey through blues, rock, punk, folk with her AWARD-WINNING singer-songwriter style. Andrew Nicolai - Chops Records LLC Andrew Nicolai is a singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist from Denver Colorado. Playing across the country bringing his soulful vocals and beautiful guitar rhythms, he is definitely someone to watch out for in this budding Denver scene. You can find him playing in multiple groups throughout town like Turner Jackson's Red Plastic Cup or with rapper Rob4Real or solo at multiple bars and venues in the Mile High. His influences range from 20's blues, 60's folk, 90's neo soul, and today's rock and hip hop. Lumonics Light & Sound Gallery “If you’ve been by Lumonics Light & Sound Gallery, then you already know it’s unlike any other gallery in the city. Artist Dorothy Tanner sculpts amazing, impossible-to-describe works featuring light as a main component; the gallery also plays host to events that include music, meditation, Chinese Qigong, and workshops on expanding your consciousness.” Amber Taufen, Westword Awarded Best Art Gallery/Party Space – Westword

  • 2015

    Oct 4

    Los Angeles, CA, US | 7:00pm

    http://eepurl.com/bu_O7T Sunday, October 4 “Sunday Night Social" 7pm, 21+, $8 457 N Fairfax Blvd , CA 90036 www.openspacela.com www.facebook.com/openspacela DoLA: http://dola.com/venues/open-space-theater

  • 2015

    Aug 11

    Denver, CO, US | 8:00pm

    Mercury Cafe's Neo Night hosted by Nate Perry. For Melissa's last show in 2015 in Denver before her move to LA ,she only found it fitting to end up where she started on stage at the Mercury Cafe. Friends join Melissa and special guests to celebrate her +10 years in the Denver Music scene.

  • 2015

    Aug 7

    Denver, CO, US | 8:00pm

    Come see one of Melissa's last shows as a Denver resident before her big move to LA. Friends Noah Wilson and Brett Randell open the show. Special kirtan and dance performance by Saraphina Mesmer

  • 2015

    Jun 20

    Boulder, CO, US | 8:00am

    The StarHouse | Location: Boulder, Colorado The StarHouse is part of a non-profit organization named All Seasons Chalice. This event is a woman's event for summer solstice. There will be food, music, workshops from meditations, yoga and Neurosculpting plus more.

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  • Sami (Artist)
    Sami
    love & respect ................have & awesome & great day
  • Jessica Brown (Artist)
    Jessica Brown
    Wishing you the best of luck with your music! Wonderful lyrics to "Grace Will See You Now"!
  • Stuart (Artist)
    Stuart
    Good job keep it up! I really like your music especially "No Ties To Break" .Check out my music I hope you find something you like I think "Love is not Enough" is a track for you.
  • Skarred Kage (Artist)
    Skarred Kage
    Astounding work! Alex Skarred Kage
  • TeraBlu (Artist)
    TeraBlu
    Great sound Melissa, here's wishing you an Awesome 2013...may it bring lot's and lot's of gigs...maybe a tour too! ~Hugs~ Tera~ I love your look and sound!
  • Still inlimbo (Artist)
    Still inlimbo
    You are incredible!!!!

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About

Sounds Like: P!nk, Tegan and Sara, Pat Benetar, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Paramore

Label: Ivey Productions LLC

Bio: “Welcome to my Lady Lair,” says the diminutive Ivey, her famously huge brown eyes sparkling with a trademark combination of wisdom and mischief.

Equal parts laboratory, writing space, recording studio and sanctuary, the Lady Lair is packed with clues about what motivates the art, and heart, of M...See Full Bio

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Press

“Melissa Ivey is a petite powerhouse of musical talent. ... Ivey's album is a snapshot of her musical abilities, a powerful combination of blues inspired ballads, catchy rock rhythms and even some fast paced Rockabilly sounds."”

— Meg Burd, The Scene

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