IVØRY BLACK, an Indiana native, born under the name Devin Miclette, grew up in a troubled childhood and was given up for adoption at the age of 4 into a family that later rejected them for their gender identity. Running away from home at the age of 15, IVØRY traveled while playing music in coffee shops and small venues before finding home in Kansas City, Missouri in 2010.
This incredibly talented Alternative Rock/Pop singer-songwriter, who started writing music at the age of 14, immediately captured the hearts of young and old with ingeniously composed songs and powerful lyrics driven from painful life stories that relate to so many. With a looping act consisting of layers of soaring vocals, back vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, electronic drums and carefully placed sound effects, they surprise crowds everywhere as no one expects a full band sound.
As one of the first artists to come out as Non Binary Transgender, IVØRY BLACK gained respect and support from local, regional, national and international radio stations, some TV stations as well as national and international magazines.
True talent, hard work, dedication, drive and never giving up pay off when you don’t lose sight of the only vision in front of you, and with that strong belief, it finally happened for IVØRY BLACK. After entering neXt2Rock 2017 together with over 1800 national bands, of which the top 5 battled it off at the legendary Viper Room in LA, IVØRY BLACK walking away with a record deal from BMLG and mega airplay.
Wowed by Big Machine Label Group President & CEO Scott Borchetta, fashion designer and record label head John Varvatos, musician, songwriter & producer Desmond Child, engineer/mixer Chris Lord-Alge, Sex pistols’ guitarist and host of “Jonesy’s Jukebox” Steve Jones and Bush front man Gavin Rossdale, IVØRY BLACK started a new chapter in their life as musician, singer-songwriter with the vision of doing more than just entertaining the crowd but to be a voice for those that need to be understood, accepted, respected and loved!
Scott Borchetta: “ You exude artistry from the minute you step on that stage’
John Varvatos: “WOW, I’ve been waiting for the wow and you are the wow”
Gavin Rossdale: “You’re a true artist”
Desmond Child: “I love everything about you, you sing what you live, you’re fantastic”
Chris Lord-Alge: “Giving us the diamond in the rough we can only dream of, the foundations that’s built underneath it, that’s what music is made from”
Steve Jones: “ You’ve got a LOT of potential”