As the lights dim, a new light takes presence on stage. Full of energy and captivating. Moving and powerful. For Gabe Vitek And The Ivory, it's not about the spotlight or the glory of being performers. It is about sharing emotions and ideas along with a love for rythm, melody and energy through music. Gabe seems to be creating a commercial genre that contains a bit more edge, intricacy, honesty and reality. Catchy piano riffs and beautifully selected lyrics fit together better than puzzle pieces and take listeners to familiar places as Gabe chronicals important times in his life that have shaped who he has become. Pursuing an education in music brought Gabe from a small Ohio town to Nashville, TN and Belmont University, where he studied as both a drum and piano major. With sonwriting influences ranging from the modern jazz of Jamie Cullum to the experimental rock sounds of Radiohead, listeners are delighted to find that Gabe's Ivory sound can be shuffled in with music from some of today's most popular artists such as John Mayer, Dave Matthews Band, Coldplay, and Damien Rice. See the Ivory Live and you understand why they have been successful in developing a fan base in the competitive Nashville scene - the entire band's musical talents are undeniable, the melodious songs inspire audience sing-alongs, and every set is guaranteed to contain something different from the last. One of the Ivory's staples in innovation from one show to the next, and Gabe's talent to constantly churn out new songs takes the lead in the band's evolution. And evolution is exactly what Gabe has shown he is capable of, with every new song written encompassing fresh sounds that prove his ability as a songwriter time and time again. 'Youth is gold,' sings 20 year old Vitek in the opening line to the song Grace on the band's 2007 debut EP, where mature songs combine with a daring young attitude of 'nothing to lose' to produce a musical experience that is authentically irresistible.
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