We're not a dance band but focus instead on tight harmonies, storytelling through lyrics, and a sense of humor, fun, & connection with our audiences. We adore the comfort of a familiar & loved song but also have a tendency to "put a spin" on classics in a way that you might not expect, but ideally will come to love! So when we suddenly launch into your favorite tune, hang on...even we can't be sure just where we'll end up. :-)
Ivan Lee ("Ivy"): Acoustic Guitar & Vocals / Elaine Skeffington ("Lane"): Vocals
Ivan + Elaine = IvyLane...a rare & special musical match.
We can provide background ambiance, or be up-tempo & audience-inclusive. Let us be part of your special event!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 60 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
"Incredible performance! I love these musical artists. If you have not yet witnessed a live performance of IvyLane, you are missing out on some incredible local talent." / "The vocals are so full and have such a heartwarming tone - I absolutely love them." / "Top-notch performance, great chemistry & wit. Definitely a must see." / "Pitch-on perfect duo with energy and beautiful voices, combined for a fabulous listening experience. What's better is to see them in person!!" / "Amazing duo! Entertaining and accomplished musicians!" / "Guitar virtuosity with angelic voices" / "Great voices that blend well, and what a great pair of hands on the guitar player. These guys are the best "date night" duo in town." / "Stellar guitar. luscious harmony and brilliant new arrangements of familiar songs: when the singers sing, they own the songs!" / "Fun banter, great audience inclusion. Lovely music!" / "Great vocals and harmonies, killer arrangements, and great chemistry. IvyLane is my favorite local duo!"
WHAT VENUE OWNERS & EVENT ORGANIZERS SAY ABOUT IVYLANE...
"Love love love this duo! They are amazingly talented and provide the best entertainment. IvyLane performed at my local charity event and they were absolutely wonderful." / "Love these two - they play at my bar and they are always a customer favorite!!"
Ivan Lee... guitar, vocals and perpetual wise-cracks
Elaine Skeffington... vocals, anecdotes and various handheld implements
IvyLane is the musical combination of the skilled and eclectic Ivan Lee with the talented and effervescent Elaine Skeffington. With a growing fan base throughout the area, this Seattle area-based duo is a potent match of vocal and guitar talent resulting in not just the expected harmonies and repertoire, but also a consistently unique and engaging knack for re-arranging familiar tunes into IvyLane-itized versions!
Add to this the reputation for their wry and spirited stage presence, these two are a rare and special musical match. With a blend likened to Lady Antebellum and Pink Martini, they tackle everything from Yes to The Civil Wars and Jason Mraz to Squeeze & everything in between (even Nirvana!) with impressive musicianship & wit.
We regularly perform at wine bistros, bars/wineries, restaurants, coffee houses, festivals, & private parties throughout the area and have a steadily growing following. We specialize in tight harmonies, storytelling through lyrics as well as a sense of humor and fun. In particular, we're known for putting our particular "spin" on favorite covers. We just played the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival main stage for the 2nd year, and were also excited to play both Experience Everett as well as the Oak Harbor Music Festival main stage this year. Additionally we've played a number of local business networking events & fundraisers (including The Future of Flight and an ACS event at Tulalip Resort).
We've been voted in the Top 20 "Best Local Bands" (of 800 bands in the running) in King 5's Best of Western Washington for 2013, 2014, & 2015 and are nominated again this year, currently in the Top 10. We also recently released our FIRST CD, "Set One", a collection of our favorite covers and signature mash-ups and are currently in-studio working on our 2nd CD.
Additional Booking Notes
We have a great sounding, small-footprint Bose "stick" sound system, EV N/D767a mics, mic stands, acoustic guitar/pedal board w/pick-up, and can tailor our set list to a quiet room (ambient background music) or a packed wine bar/restaurant, with plenty of fun audience inclusion as appropriate!
Past Booked Events
|August 03, 2016 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||Corporate Event|
|February 22, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Stage Door Cafe (at Taproot Theater)|
|January 30, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Amici Bistro|
|January 29, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||The Scotsman Bistro|
|January 22, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Castillo de Feliciana Tasting Room|
|December 19, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||The Scotsman Bistro|
|December 05, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Eye of the Needle Tasting Room|
SONG LIST EXCERPT
Use Somebody (Kings of Leon)
Down by the Water (Decemberists)
Black Horse and Cherry Tree (KT Tunstall)
I Won't Give Up, I'm Yours (Jason Mraz)
Into the Dark (Death Cab for Cutie)
Josie (Steely Dan)
You Can Close Your Eyes, Sweet Baby James (James Taylor)
Why Georgia, I Don't Trust Myself, Gravity (John Mayer)
20 Years, Poison & Wine, I've Got This Friend (Civil Wars)
Ironic (Alanis Morissette)
If I Die Young (The Band Perry)
When You Say Nothing (Alison Krauss)
She Will Be Loved, Secret (Maroon 5)
Long Way Home (SuperTramp)
Don’t Know Why, Seven Years (Norah Jones)
Billie Jean (Michael Jackson)
What Would You Say (Dave Matthews Band)
Wild World (Cat Stevens)
Time of the Season (Zombies)
House That Built Me, Only Prettier (Miranda Lambert)
Long Distance Runaround, Roundabout (Yes)
Sunny Came Home (Shawn Colvin)
Mother Goose, Locomotive Breath (Jethro Tull)
Tempted, Black Coffee in Bed (Squeeze)
Leave the Pieces (The Wreckers)
Norwegian Wood, If I Fell, Two of Us, While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Beatles)
Possession, Aidia, Building a Mystery, Good Enough (Sarah McLachlan)
Criminal (Fiona Apple)
Don't Fear the Reaper (Blue Oyster Cult)
Don't forget our signature mashups…
Ironic/Breakeven (Alanis Morisette/The Script)
Time of the Gotye (Zombies/Gotye)
Smells Like IvyLane (Nirvana)
Don't Fear My Guitar (Blue Oyster Cult/The Beatles)
"The Epic" (Steely Dan/The Eagles/Pink Floyd/Jethro Tull)
50 Ways to Leave Jolene - Infidelity Mix (Dolly Parton/Bruce Springsteen/Paul Simon/Jennifer Nettles)
...& there are always more in the works!
|Ivan Lee||Guitar, vocals|
Influences & Inspiration
James Taylor, Norah Jones, Civil Wars, Lady Antebellum, Bonnie Raitt, Pink Martini, Jason Mraz
Reliable power supply (min. 2 outlets)