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Ivory Hours is playing a benefit concert in support of mental illness. We were thrilled to support this fundraising event and to promote it. If you're in London, Ontario, and get a chance to check it out while rocking out to some great tunes, here's how you can buy tickets. Also, we chatted with the band about why mental health issues are so important to them, so check out our interview below.
- All proceeds from the show will support FEMAP (at London Health Sciences Centre) - a local program providing a safe and confidential place for youth to get help with mood and anxiety symptoms.
- All Ages | $15 adv. $20 at the door | Doors at 8:30PM
- The show features Mountain of Wolves and Small Town Lungs.
- Purchase tickets
Bio provided by Ivory Hours
Ivory Hours is a sassy alt-pop trio from London, Ontario. The band was formed by Luke Roes (Vocals/Guitar) in 2012 and features Chris Levesque (Bass) and Thomas Perquin (Drums).
It’s been a big year for Ivory Hours. Amidst constant touring, the London, Ontario natives hit the studio to record their debut full-length album ‘Morning Light’ - a collection of infectious pop tunes co-produced by Dan Brodbeck (The Cranberries, Dolores O'Riordan) and mastered by Joao Carvalho (Lights, Stars).
After releasing the album on June 9th 2015 the band went on to win 102.1 The Edge’s ‘Next Big Thing’, garnering their first commercial airplay for the single ‘Warpaint’. Within weeks they announced their grand prize win of the Canada’s Walk of Fame Emerging Artist Mentorship Program. Shortly after the band announced a North American tour for spring 2016.
With ‘Warpaint’ spreading on radio and online with the help of a clever stop-motion video, a new album and acoustic release in the works, a MuchFACT funded video for ‘Dreamer’ on the way and a hometown brimming with support, it’s safe to say Ivory Hours is riding an upward spiral.
You guys have been together since about 2012, right? How was Ivory Hours born?
You announced a big North American tour coming this spring, but you guys are definitely no stranger to the road. How do you keep well when you're away for long periods of time?
Mental health is of course, a huge focus for programs like mindyourmind, but also for other locals organizations like FEMAP. We're so happy to see a benefit show happening for them. Was there a specific reason the band chose raise money for this cause?
If you could say something to a young person struggling with mental health issues, what would it be?
Has music been a coping mechanism to get through tough times over the years?
The Ivory Hours live show is tons of fun to attend and dance to. What's your favourite venue to play at? Where is it?
We don't often get to interview bands from right here in our hometown! So what's your favourite thing about London, ON?
On top of being oh so catchy, Ivory Hours' tunes tend to be stories. What's the songwriting process like?
You worked with the likes of Dan Brodbeck on your latest record- Pretty sweet! If you could work with any musician, dead or alive, who would it be? Why?
Any funny pre show rituals/funny things about the band we should know about?
Hmmm not to much really - I get really quiet (I'm really introverted by nature), Chris practices and Thom boots around chatting with people (or takes a nap).
Photo captured from Ivory Hours' YouTube video, Warpaint.
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