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Orvil Ivie: The Orvil Ivie Duo

Hello, We perform as “The Orvil Ivie Duo” with Mike Renwick on percussion (Patrick Lamb Band, Ty Curtis Band) and Orvil Ivie (Kick, Ivie/Meziere Band, Ellen White Band) on guitar… We play mostly instrumental variety, Latin, Contemporary Jazz and classic rock music. Orvil has 50 years in the live music business – some of his current customers are: Coria Estates (South Salem), Chef’s Nite Out (eight years), Cubanisimo Vineyards (Salem), Namaste Vineyards (Independence, OR), Redgate Vineyards (Independence, OR) De Ponte Cellars (Dayton, OR), Salishan Resort (Oregon coast), Willamette Valley Vineyards (Turner, OR), Trinity Winery (South Salem), The Horseradish Cheese and Wine Bar (Carlton, OR), Oregon Gardens Resort (Silverton, OR), Oregon Hotel (McMinnville, OR), Van Duzer Vineyards (Dallas, OR) and many more (we can supply reference names & numbers if needed). Variety instrumental (some vocals) music from: - Eric Clapton* Van Morrison* Santana* & many more! Contemporary Nu Jazz (Latin feel) music from: - Peter White* Jeff Golub* Marc Antoine* Rippingtons* Brian Hughes * Chris Standring! Best regards, Orvil Ivie

The Ivie/Meziere Band Featuring Ellen Whyte!
Yes we also work with the great Ellen Whyte if your not familiar with Ellen - here's a copy of her BIO:
Ellen has fronted bands continuously now for more than 30 years, as she has seven critically acclaimed albums. She was captivated by music since she was a child growing up in Fort Lauderdale Florida. Leaving the humidity and the taffeta dresses of her accordion marching band behind, Ellen branched out to blue grass, gospel, rock, blues and jazz. Her eclectic tastes in music include heroes such as Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald, Joni Mitchell, and Bonnie Raitt.
Ellen is known for her astonishing vocals, as she gracefully moves among genres from blues to jazz to funk and ballads. Her percussive rhythm guitar work is well suited to her voice, and she plays solo, in duos and trios, up to a full nine piece band complete with a horn section. She’s won numerous awards for her work, including consideration for two Grammy Award nominations in 1999 and most recently in 2009 for “Four Way Stop.”
Speaking of such, Grammy award producer Dennis Walker had this to say after working on the third CD, Standing at the Sunrise: “She not only sings like an angel, but brings her own styling and phrasing to every song that is completely individual. Thank God for Ellen Whyte who is one of the last few who can still sing blues and pop and jazz, and still stand up on a stage and sing big band standards with the best of them.”
Ellen, guitarist Garry Meziere, and her husband John Mullin, have collaborated with veteran musicians—“The ‘A’ List Commandos,” as Ellen likes to refer to them-- to produce a sophisticated, yet accessible sound that synchs up well with thoughtful and emotionally infused lyrics.

In addition to the Northwest, Ellen tours in the Mid West and on the East Coast, West Coast, and was a featured artist in the International Blues festival in Montreal. Get ready for some “Heart Rockin’ Music” with Ellen Whyte!
International Blues festival in Montreal. Get ready for some “Heart Rockin’ Music” with Ellen Whyte!