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Ivy brings a simple yet captivating performance with her guitar and vocals. She tells a story with each song, painting a vivid picture of love and adventures experienced during her many years of living a nomadic life while travelling the globe. Her presence captures people’s attention through her honest approach to life as well as music.
Ivy picked up the guitar a few years ago while travelling as she learned from other travellers who happily shared their skills and knowledge of music with her. As she continued to travel, learn and observe the world around her she continued to write ideas and stories, which eventually turned into the songs we hear today.
Ivy is also the creator of Naked Soul Kitchen which is a platform for her spiritual work and giving back to others. Through her own journey of self discovery and growth, Ivy saw that there is a massive need for people to undo years and years of programming in order to tap into their true power, their true strength and to shine their light. This is part of the purpose of Naked Soul Kitchen... “Shine Your Light!”-says Ivy. As she unashamedly shares her love and light with the world and encourages others to do the same. She holds regular events for women where she uses ancient meditation and healing techniques employing sound frequency to help people heal and release all that no longer serves them.
Born and raised in Lithuania, Ivy’s family uprooted to the United States in hopes of a better quality of life and security after winning the green card. Ivy’s teenage and young adult years were spent on the East Coast of the US just outside of Boston, MA. She went to University there and graduating with a High Honors Bachelors Degree in Nutrition, Exercise Science and Health Fitness. She worked as a Personal Trainer for many years and followed a healthy lifestyle, helping others do the same.
Ivy left on her first solo adventure to travel through Europe for 3 months which was the beginning of her 10 year oddysey around the world. Living and working in different countries while traveling as well as exploring and learning from exotic cultures and their customs. Ivy has always been a seeker, an explorer and an adventurous soul and most of her travels throughout the years were done solo, which highly contributes to her understanding of the self and the growth which she has undergone during that time.
Ivy is a certified Ashtanga Yoga Teacher which she trained for while living in India. She is also a trained Pranic Healing Practitioner and has done Thai Massage training. Ivy’s thirst for knowledge and growth continues to propell her in her personal studies as well as to continuosly add value to those who choose to work with her whether it’s through her music, healing, mentoring or her regular women’s events.
|Original Material as well as many of the older favorites as well contemporary covers such as the following:
Big Jet Plane-Angus & Julia Stone
Dance Me to the End of Love-Leonard Cohen
Hit the Road Jack-Ray Charles
Always Remember Us-Lady Gaga
I'm Yours-Jason Mraz
I'm Like a Bird-Nelly Furtado
Brown Eyed Girl-Van Morrison
Exs & Ohs-Elle King
Free Falling-Tom Petty
I've Just Seen a Face-The Beatles
No Woman No Cry-Bob Marley
Pride and Joy-Stevie Ray Vaughan
Put Your Records On-Corinne Bailey Ray
and many more.
|Norah Jones, Sia, Ray Lamontagne, The Civil Wars, Asa, Ben Howard, Amy Winehouse
|-Support Act for Karise Eden's Up Close and Personal Tour in Edge Hill and Mission Beach
-Private Events for Coral Expeditions as part of a duo, The Sweet Divine
-Various Weddings & Private Parties with the duo The Sweet Divine
-Community Movie Nights, for Cairns Council Events
-Tanks Markets, Songwriters Stage, for Cairns Council Events
-Three Wolves, Cairns
-Pullman Seatemple, Palm Cove, as part of a duo, The Sweet Divine
-Trinity Beach Tavern, Trinity Beach
-The Bluewater, Trinity Park as part of a duo, The Sweet Divine
-Elixir Restaurant & Bar, Cairns
-Rockin' for West Papua Fundraiser Event, Ellis Beach
-Mandala Cafe, Kuranda
-The Beach Shack, Kewarra Beach Resort, Kewarra Beach as part of a duo, The Sweet Divine
-Corks 2 Forks Festival, Einstein Events, as part of a duo, The Sweet Divine
-Foodie Fridays, DFO Cairns, as part of a duo, The Sweet Divine
-Trinity Beach Sports Club, Trinity Beach, as part of a duo, The Sweet Divine
-Regis Elderly Home, Redlynch