Hailing from Malibu California, Ives The Band is a musical anomaly: four young musicians who perform music of strength and depth, with sweeping intellectual and emotional qualities. Members Jason Tolliver, Drew Newman, Bryce Paul, and Kyle Moore, converge in a musical display of craftsmanship unlike any other contemporary rock band.
Musically, Ives The Band culls its influences from all walks of life: pop, theatre, and conceptually oriented music of the past; yet, has one foot placed firmly in the future, looking towards new musical landscapes and expressions.
Their debut full length album, The Incredible Story of Mr. Birch (produced by Kenny Riley of Studio 150 and Electric Lady Land Studios) is a tour through the imaginary world of a circus leader, Mr. Birch. In support of their record release, Ives The Band has had the opportunity to share the stage at world famous venues like House of Blues and The El Rey Theater, with bands such as Dashboard Confessional, Jars of Clay, The Daylights, and a national tour with Eisley. The group has received international radio play and charted consecutively on the college radio CMJ Top 200. Following their radio success, it was only a matter of time before Ives The Band's music graced commercial and network television.
“[Ives The Band] is bringing sounds and melodies to the ears of innumerable music enthusiasts…searching to strike a new note among the populace of the western frontier and beyond.” The Drop, Relevant Magazine
“I was able to see the strength of this “adventure” in musicianship and theatrical prowess. Giving what I deem a stellar performance, the band soared through eight songs with clarity, precision, and a little bit of theatrical panache: hats on the heart, drum beating (by the bass player, Bryce), and a yearning to draw the audience in the experience of the live show, I walked away a believer…”- ANS News, UK
“Ives the Band’s new venture is the reason I still give new bands a chance more readily than most of the people we know…” Tyler Hess, Indie Vision Music