Ivory Soul is a jazz piano/voice duo that is taking Brisbane by storm. Both experienced musicians, Amy and Shane work together in seamless harmony between piano and vocals to make an ‘old song’ sound new again. It’s the best of jazz, blues, soul and funk that makes this duo a contemporary delight. Also accomplished classical musicians, the duo are a perfect choice for corporate and venue functions, and wedding packages. Ivory Soul adds an element of class and style to any occasion, and ensures that your guests are entertained by some of the best. Scat and improv are a forte of the band, not only available as a duo, but in any variation up to an 6-piece; Ivory Soul will really enhance your occasion.
Amy Michaels has been gigging around Brisbane professionally for the past 10 years; in that time working with some of the best musicians in South East QLD. Amy is known by her work in numerous covers bands and jazz duos around Brisbane. Also achieving no less than honours standard for her AMEB classical vocal exams, Amy hopes to achieve her Diploma in classical music next year, having already gained a Masters of Jazz Voice at the Qld Conservatorium of Music. As a singer/song writer, Amy has been performing her original music at cabaret, jazz festivals and live music venues around Queensland. Amy has been creating a name for herself through radio play and performance, with her song writing and onstage flair gaining an increasing local following.
Shane Calderbank recently finishing a stint playing keyboard for hit Broadway musical ‘Wicked’, for the Qld leg of the tour. Shane has achieved his Diploma in Classical piano (AmusA), and graduated with a Bachelor of Jazz Piano at Griffith Conservatorium of Music. Shane has travelled to the international Jazz conference in Los Angeles to represent Australasia with the Brisbane All Star Youth Big Band (BASYBB), as well as to Toronto, New York, and New Orleans. Playing in backing bands for theatre such as Queensland Ballet’s Cloudland, Shane has also toured with Sean O’Boyle, Steve Newcomb, Neill Thacker and has performed with the likes of James & John Morrison, Ed Wilson and Rhonda Birchmore in concert.
Ivory Soul creates an intimate atmosphere of sophistication and fun in the same breath. With so many different styles and songs, they have a repertoire that will suit almost anything from dinner music to cocktails and dancing.