Tell us about your new album/ tour?
What’s your favourite work at this point in time?
Tell us a quick, on the road or studio, anecdote.
What, or who, inspires you?
I’ve collaborated with the most incredible artists on this record and there are many more on the scene, I hope to work with. My peers are who inspire me. Not only for their musicianship and creativity, but also for their dedication to making great music in this country.
Which song do you wish you wrote?
What’s next for you?
What’s your scene?
Introducing NSW Central Coast based Ivona Rose. Her music is where eccentric melody marries poetic song writing. Hand carved like insignia on pavement, her tales of suburban life are like being lead through an enchanted garden, by a haunting hymn.
This Friday July 27 will see Ivona release her debut album “So Modern”. Produced with Brian Campeau at “The Plex” recording studio, it is a collection of 10 carefully selected and crafted songs. Featuring Zoe Hauptmann on Bass (Paul Kelly, Missy Higgins, King Curly), Evan Mannell on Drums (Sarah Belkner, The Alcohotlicks, Self Titled Artist), Emily Palethorpe on Cello (Sarah Blasko, Accent Strings), Casey Nicholson on Trumpet (Ngarukuruwala, The NEO, The Boom Band Krewe) and Brian Campeau on Guitars and Synth (Self Titled Artist, The Green Mohair Suits, Jimmy Swouse and the Angry Darts).
The ALBUM will be launched at Django Bar Sydney September 13 with special guest Andrew Barnum – see launch details here.
What is the first record you bought and why?
It was Joni Mitchell “Hits and Misses” and it was a tape. Purchased to learn every word by heart.
Favourite artists of all time?
I have to say Bjork. It’s a hard question to answer and it doesn’t necessarily mean that my music is in the same genre or that I am aiming for a pop sphere but the truth is own all her albums, admire her creativity and boldness and when I feel that I’m just a bit too weird for the word, I take solace in Bjork.
Ivona speaks about “So Modern” the title track of the Album.
“If we live our lives as an avatar of ourselves, what are we giving up of our true self to uphold that image and where do we go from there as a society?” So Modern questions the impact of technology, how we are using it and what we are losing as a society in the process. A dance between Autoharp, Guitar and Zoe Hauptmann’s expert Double Bass licks, take us to a time reminiscent of 60’s Go Go.”
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