‘My Heart Lives” OUT Oct 26th
Irish Singer-songwriter Ivan Nicolas started out as a drummer in a blues band and then progressed to guitar and piano, cutting his teeth with his mentor Philip Donnelly. Philip was a session musician for Johnny Cash and was a frequent luminary with Johnny Cash, The Everly Brothers, John Prine, Emmylou Harris, Nanci Griffith, Townes Van Zandt, Donovan, and many others on the Nashville circuit and also wrote songs for John Prine. During Ivan’s time touring with Philip and being mentored by him, he learned the craft of performance and what it was to write something real and something special.
After honing his craft, Ivan decided to move to Kerry to live on the side of a mountain for a year in solitude working on writing his debut album. Living with such open space around him helped sculpt his personal process of loss and love on many levels, drawing from personal experiences such as the loss of a friend and intimate trials and tribulations of human relationships.
The album was recorded with acclaimed producer Dani Castelar (Paolo Nutini, Michael Jackson, Liam Clancy). Ivan’s self-titled debut album will be released on the 1/3/2019.
Ivan released his first single ‘For The Weekend’ in April 2017, to much acclaim and reaction from stations such as 98fm to Radio Kerry and the highly sought after BBC Introducing awarded him Artist of the week. Ivan has played many a stage and venue including The Electric Picnic. Ivan’s next single “My Heart Lives” is a straight up break-up song. Recorded in Grouse Lodge & Mixed in Studio Barxeta, Valencia, Spain by Dani Castelar. It will be released on Oct 26th.
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