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Thriving Ivory derives its creative energy from great rock predecessors such as Queen, Guns’n’Roses, U2 and Elton John. At the same time, they maintain a modern rock edge lending them accessibility to fans of acts like Coldplay, Gavin DeGraw and Maroon 5.

Pianist and songwriter Scott Jason is the founding member and co-producer of Thriving Ivory. He met Clayton Stroope -the band’s charismatic lead singer- while the two were students at U.C. Santa Barbara. Jason was obviously pleased with this fortuitous meeting, as Stroope is equipped with an impressive, operatic vocal range and is a striking, powerfully energetic live performer. “Stroope, the band’s front man has a voice that’s a throwback to classic rock-opera vocal chords, and a swagger and shimmy reminiscent of Robert Plant in the ‘Song Remains the Same’”(LA Music Scene).

Jason and Stroope quickly discovered that they shared an artistic vision and together they began to hone that vision and seek out the remaining members of the group. This led to the addition of guitarist Drew Cribley, drummer Paul Niedermier and Bret Cohune on bass.

The band’s plaintive piano ballad “Overrated” earned them early attention from the bay area’s KFOG (104.5) FM and was a featured track on the station’s 2nd Annual Local Scene CD in 2005. In an unprecedented move in 2006, the prestigious Live 105 (KITS) FM added their song “Angels On The Moon” into full rotation despite the band’s unsigned status and the fact that the song was a demo. Reports shortly followed that the band was “top five” on the station’s phone requests.


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  • Starry-skies

    they are so underrated. [2]

    2 Nov 2013 Reply
  • xtimebombs

    they are so underrated.

    11 Aug 2013 Reply
  • gabbysolis13

    i love angels on the moon acoustic. and live from salt lake city!

    11 Jul 2013 Reply
  • S9DallasOz

    If you want new Thriving Ivory music, check out the new project Midnight Cinema -

    19 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Li-sht

    kiss the rain, whenever you neeeed me..

    20 May 2013 Reply
  • mattimek

    + Come November +

    14 Nov 2012 Reply
  • aliysiah

    " Thriving Ivory will continue. Certain members have chosen to start a new project. More info coming soon. This message was written on behalf of management. Thanks." - From Dianne on TI's facebook page. Can't wait to see what this new project is! So excited!!

    19 Jul 2012 Reply
  • aliysiah

    Thriving Ivory is no more... they will now be known as... wait for it... LONDON LIGHTS! As per their facebook page: What do you guys think of this move? I don't think the name suits them at all. But I don't care, as long as it means they will make more music, I'm happy. :3

    18 Jul 2012 Reply
  • cWalkerTHPS

    good memories :) wow. i used to listen to them 24/7 in 2010

    11 Jun 2012 Reply
  • g0dlyy

    Waiting for a new album! :)

    17 May 2012 Reply
  • Sir_LePaul

    New Album Please!!! :-)

    19 Mar 2012 Reply
  • aliysiah

    They are not exactly dead, though. On March 6th, a friend of theirs posted on the Thriving Ivory facebook to invite fans to celebrate Drew's March 9th birthday. And guess who posted? THRIVING IVORY! What a surprise. But still nothing about making a new CD, though. Disappointing.

    16 Mar 2012 Reply
  • aliysiah

    Are these guys still making music? I guess they either ran out of ideas, or they are taking a seriously long break, or they just suddenly decide to quit their music career. What a shame, though. They were a very good band. Time for me to move on and find another new band to take their place.

    16 Mar 2012 Reply
  • svatt95

    Why is Secret Life not even in the first 15 songs?

    15 Jan 2012 Reply
  • kasikowaa

    His voice is what makes this band special. [6]

    5 Jan 2012 Reply
  • AskSan

    Clayton's voice is amazing! <3 [2]

    3 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Emmaness360

    Clayton's voice is amazing! <3

    25 Dec 2011 Reply
  • ravencrow

    So underrated. They're one of the few bands where I can honestly say that I love *every* single one of their songs.

    17 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Sir_LePaul

    I love my Thriving Ivory! :)

    16 Dec 2011 Reply
  • bnature87

    His voice is what makes this band special. [5]

    29 Nov 2011 Reply
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