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||Indie Rock, Indie Pop
Van Wampler (Vocals, Piano/Organ); Geoff Boux (Saxophone); Wes Barton (Drums); Sean Whissen (Bass); Colton Crandell (Trumpet)
Artist / Band Member: Van Wampler firstname.lastname@example.org (720) 314-8679
|# Years Experience Performing Live:
|# Live Perfomances Past Six-months:
||Denver/Boulder, CO: 76-100
||Gothic Theater - Denver, CO; Larimer Lounge - Denver, CO; Club 156 - Boulder, CO; Cervantes Ballroom - Denver, CO; Hi-Dive - Denver, CO; Moe' Original BBQ - Englewood, CO; Rifle Ampitheater - Rifle, CO; Gathering Center - Carbondale, CO
||Bop Skizzum, Super Seek, Marks Midnight Carnival, Filthy T
||Coldplay, Ben Folds Five
|Performing Rights Society:
||From This Far Single—2009
About the ArtistDistinctive Alternative Music
Ivory Drive’s music might be called Alternative, but that leaves a lot unsaid. With a combination of piano, organ, drums, bass, trumpet, and sax, their unique sound is a savory stew of rock and jazz, flavored with blues, world, folk, and even bits of classical. No two songs sound alike.
Ivory Drive was started in Boulder, Colorado in the fall of 2007 by Van Wampler on keyboards and vocals, Wes Barton on drums, Sean Whissen on bass, Geoff Boux on saxophone, and Colton Crandell on trumpet. The band’s creative group process of arranging songs and showcasing the individual talents of each band member gives rise to the fresh sound that is Ivory Drive.
We currently provide our own instruments, which include:
1. Stage piano and organ connected to a keyboard amp with outputs to house sound.
We prefer a house PA system with 3 to 5 monitors, a vocal microphone, instrument microphones for the trumpet and sax, and microphone(s) for the drums.
Pop Finals Grand Prize Winner June 2012
Reached 4th in Best of Rock chart in 2011. In the top 20 for 9 weeks.
October 2009 Singer-Songwriter (male)
October 2009 Alternative
Reached 39th in Best of Pop chart in 2013. In the top 100 for 4 weeks.
Reached 67th in Best of Rock chart in 2013. In the top 100 for 3 weeks.
Top 10 in Indie Pop, July 2014
Top 10 in Folk, May 2013
Top 10 in Folk, December 2012
Top 10 in Indie Pop, June 2012
Top 10 in Shout It Out with HANSON: Boulder, CO, July 2010
December 2009 Alternative
November 2009 Alternative
April 2012 Judging Excellence
Top 40 in Indie Rock , June 2014
Top 40 in Folk, June 2013
Top 40 in Folk, April 2013
Top 40 in Folk, March 2013
Top 40 in Folk, September 2012
Top 40 in Folk, July 2012
Top 40 in Indie Pop, July 2012
Top 40 in Indie Rock , July 2012
Top 40 in Alternative, April 2012
Top 40 in Indie Rock , April 2012
Top 40 in Indie Rock , November 2011
Ivory Drive Songwars Semi-Finalist by
Ivory Drive's song "Otherwise Pretend" was selecte...Ivory Drive's song "Otherwise Pretend" was selected as a Semi-Finalist in Mike Pinder's Songwars songwriting competition on January 1, 2009.
All That Jam
by Ivory DriveThere’s something in the bedrock of Boulder, Colorado, that’s producing seismic improvisational rock bands. String Cheese Incident, Leftover Salmon, Yonder Mountain String Band all hail...