ARGENTINA: Rock Under - AUSTRALIA:
The Cumbersome Compendium - BELGIUM:
Rock Report, Metal to Infinity - CANADA:
Bull Frog Music Reviews - COSTA RICA:
La Nacion - DENMARK: Past and Present
Music - FINLAND: Rock United AOR Europe
- GERMANY: Break Out Magazine, CrossOver-Netzwerk
für Jugendkultur, German Underground Crossec+ion (G.U.C.), Home of
Rock, Melodic Journey, Melodic Rock, On The Rocks, Rock Tracks E-zine,
Rock It! Music Magazine - ITALY: AOR Website
- THE NETHERLANDS: AOR Dream Zones Magazine,
Strutter 'Zine - NORWAY: Metal Express
- SERBIA: Explosive Magazine - SWEDEN:
Melodic Net - SWITZERLAND: MEDAZZA Rock
- UNITED KINGDOM: Dougal Bugle, Get Ready
To ROCK!, Power Play Magazine - USA: Boom
Boom Chick, Good Times Magazine, Hit Session E-zine, Hardrock Haven, Indie-Music.com,
Jezaland.com, Left of the Dial, Mindquest, Mossip Reviews, Mouthy Magazine,
MUEN Magazine, Quirky New York Chick, The Ripple Effect, Score! Music
Magazine, Shattered Dreams Music Magazine, United Global Artists.
“DRIVING ROCK FOR THE ROCK DRIVER”
- Partial transcript from the radio show: “Centre Street”
Podcast on SRNOne – by: Phillip Hong
“It's a driving passionate rock that'll leave you with a head full
of emotions. A group touts itself with critics who agree as a reincarnation
of the days where riffing rock was king, and punk wasn't as manufactured
as it is now. Phillip Hong recently caught up with Mark Regula, the lead
singer of this great group. And given the history these guys went through,
this is no manufactured rock. The passionate music comes from passion
itself lived through the eyes of Ivory Tower Project…”
To listen to the entire Podcast: please visit the Interviews page and
click on the hyperlink number 2.
“The hit record that should have been”… "There is no set in stone formula that ITP follows; they make use of the wide range of colors and styles to create songs that embody the best elements of the the 70s and 80s, and they do it very well.”
(Ivory Tower Project) “make “Classic Pop/Rock inspired
by the great artists of the 70s and 80s.” Immediately I thought
of the greats like Chicago, Journey, Foreigner etc, and couldn’t
help but check out their sound. I wasn’t disappointed.”
“Listening to this album immediately brings to mind such classic
melodic rock bands as Journey, gobs of Survivor,
and yes, even a little bit of Axe. If the mention of those bands gets
your salivary glands to start working then read on, because what Ivory
Tower Project does with their influences places this disc handsomely
right next door.”
Mossip – Your Guide To Everything Music Written by: Elfslut
Listening to Ivory
Tower Project is like taking a trip back to the 80s. Every
song on Red Hot is destined to make those who grew up in the 80s have
Deja Vu. Mark Regula has a voice that will stand up with the best of
them and he proves that consistently throughout the disc. If you are
a fan of old school 80s rock, this will fit well into your collection…
Holy Cabbage Patch Kids and Marty McFly, the new album from Ivory
Tower Project is a top-notch record. Red Hot is a totally rad,
10-song release that combines elements of classic rock and 80s pop to
capture the music of an unforgettable decade that also brought us mullets
Although Red Hot was released last October, the album has been
in the making for more than 15 years. It features a timeless sound that
apparently hasn’t been tinkered with in almost as long, single-handedly
proving that if you wait long enough, things that go out of style will
eventually come back again. This album is retro but relevant and has
an overall consistency that fans of any age will appreciate and enjoy.
In case you weren’t sure what sound Ivory Tower Project was going
for on this record, they brought in several iconic 80s musicians including
Ivan Elias, formerly of Patty Smyth and Scandal, and Richie Cannata,
who toured with The Piano Man himself, to do some of the studio work.
And much like the recording sessions, Regula’s songwriting has
been heavily influenced by prominent players from the Dundee decade.
From Journey and Genesis, to Foreigner and Kansas, the songs on this
album, both lyrically and sonically, would fit well among any of that
era’s top 40 hits, like a color-coded square on a Rubik’s
There’s no such thing as too much synth on Red Hot, so
haters beware, but I think they’re hot. I also love the face-melting
guitar solo around 2:30 on "Burning," the vibes on "Gotcha," the one-part-Prince,
two-parts Duran Duran track, "Dreamer," and "Way Too Late," the natural
successor to Survivor’s "Eye of the Tiger."
Listening to Red Hot reminds me of everything good about the
decade in which I was born, and is even more fun than playing Mario
Bros. on your Nintendo, while wearing a Members Only jacket and waiting
for your Chia Pet to grow.
Ivory Tower Project - Red Hot Quote from: Mondo Blu Radio - [Barcelona, Spain] http://www.mondoblu.biz By: Paul De Micheli – DJ/Owner
Ivory Tower Project has a very authentic sound to it – the songs
from “Red Hot” are the best I’ve heard from a new
band in a long time!”
“Red Hot” a 4 track EP of Melodic New Classic Rock from
Independent recording artists Ivory Tower Project. Ivory Tower Project
is a new breed of 'old school' rockers that take you down memory lane
back to the glory days of 80's style Classic Rock. Their sound reminds
you of the music of bands like Asia, Genesis and Survivor. Red Hot,
single handedly seeks to revive the pop/rock supergroup sound with a
nostalgia that fans of the 80’s will love. Simply this is great
New Music for those who love the sound of Classic Rock.
Ivory Tower Project - Red Hot Published on: Jezaland - [USA] By: Jeza
Ivory Tower Project have a BIG sound. Listening to this music will
conjure up memories of some of the mainstream pop/rock classic acts
like Yes, Queen, SuperTramp, Rush, etc. If you like your rock music
to be dramatic and well produced check out this act!
Tower Project - Red Hot Published on: Rock It! The AOR * Hard Rock * Metal Magazine
[Germany] http://www.rock-it-magazine.de By: Birgitt Schwanke
Band: Ivory Tower Project
Album: Red Hot
Record Label: Guerrilla Records
Equivalent Artists: Arc Angel, Cannata, Foreigner, Journey, Queen
Rating: Thumbs up - Highly Recommended
Great! How long has it been since I heard a new, perfectly produced
High Tech-AOR CD? It seems an eternity. The Ivory Tower Project, in
any case, has a great 4 track EP at the beginning that could bring tears
of happiness to the eyes of the fans of the Cannata Band and the Munich
City Nights-Series. The sounds emanate with a rich sound from the speakers,
whereby the keyboard continually stands in the foreground leading the
melody. The supple voice of Keyboarder/Vocalist Mark Regula reminds
one of Jeff Cannata and belongs to the best new voices that I heard
in the last few months. All songs are satisfying… It's a shame
actually that hardly anybody concerns themselves with bands of this
style direction, especially since the material is pleasing to the masses.
Do yourself a favor and forget that this is only an EP, because in the
field of High Tech-AOR, the Ivory Tower Project is the best product
When listening to the songs on the CD ‘Red Hot’
of the New York based IVORY TOWER PROJECT it’s like we stepped
into a time machine and set the year at 1982 destination U.S.A. This
is more the real deal as ‘Red
Hot’ is a full-length CD that is more or less a
must for fans of 80s AOR/Poprock the North American way!
Ivory Tower Project - Red Hot Published on: MP3's Top Dozen - [USA] By: Queenies Club Knowledge
Song: “My Name” – Artist: Ivory Tower Project –
Style: Progressive Rock - So I'm not the only one who has American and
British progressive music of the 1970's cemented in my brain as the
gold standard by which to measure all popular music. "My Name"
is that era, Hammond B-3 organs, complex electric guitar work, Queen-like
harmonies, and all. This sounds like the stuff you used to hear on the
radio, before the radio was taken over by twits like Britney Spears
and post-Genesis Phil Collins. Done in a minor modal medium tempo rock
mood, “My Name” with its meandering but cohesive progressive
rock form will bring you back to a better time for music and recording
artists. Its rock but it is not harsh, the tune is melodic and the song
is described as “an anthem for everyone who has had to fight to
reach their goals.”
Ivory Tower Project - Red Hot Quote from: Radio Aktief 107.6 FM - Overdrive Show -
[Belgium] http://www.overdrive666.tk By: Patrick De Sloover - DJ
I took a good listen to the 4 songs of the Ivory Tower Project and
I must confess they sound brilliant! Red Hot will get airplay in the
upcoming weeks...All the best, and stay wild!
Ivory Tower Project is timeless classic rock! They remind me of Foreigner,
INXS, Styx and similar classic rockers. We will be featuring the I.T.P.'s
song; "Burning" on our upcoming compilation CD: WSVN Radio
Hall of Fame, Volume 6…
Ivory Tower Project - Red Hot Quote from: STAR SUL 102.9 FM & Internet Radio -
[Sao Paulo, Brazil] By: Silvio Novelletto Jr. - DJ
I'd like to say that people got impressed, and I must include myself
with the quality of your band and we received several phone calls asking
about ITP. Your music reminds me of the great classic rock acts like
Asia, Genesis, and Queen. Red Hot charted # 8 this week on Radio Star,
and I.T.P. is now included in my 'Hall of Best Listening' of the year!
Best regards from your new Brazilian fan…
These 80's rockers are not budging from their comfortable synth couches.
Simply led by heavy guitar work and moved to subtle rhythms inside a
bass drum for the past twenty years…The lyrics skim a common surface,
but fit with the dynamic structure in their music…It's a nostalgic
sound that fans of the pre-glam era will enjoy - think Journey.
The Radio Hoogeveen audience loves Ivory Tower Project! We got so
many calls that we selected them as 'Play of the Week,' so ITP's song
"Burning" was played every hour, every day of the week. The
funky beat and great melody reminds me of Robert Palmer and the Power
Indie rock band The Ivory Tower Project AKA I.T.P. may not sound familiar
to a lot of music fans but just turn to any local college station throughout
the country and you will hear one or more tracks from the groups breakthrough
EP "Red Hot."
Though I.T.P.s music isn't for everybody, fans of artists like Foreigner,
Everclear, Styx, Arc Angel, Genesis & SuperTramp will no doubt request
to hear them again and again. I.T.P.s first single "My Name"
is an in-your-face rocker with a big sound, featuring heavy guitars,
screaming synthesizers and explosive drumming. The second track "Burning"
has a seductive vibe that builds up to a climatic hook (ALA David Bowie
- Let's Dance era), infectious from start to finish. Followed by "Gotcha",
a dance rock song with all the bells & whistles (reminiscent of
Fly Like An Eagle - Steve Miller). And finishes with "Way Too Late",
chugging along like a freight train out of control.
The songs are well written and performed. The recordings are clean
and the production is nothing short of classy. "Red Hot" is
simply following in the footsteps of legendary recording artists who
came before them. Carrying on the tradition of releasing high quality
original rock music that stand the test of time.
Ivory Tower Project - Red Hot Quote from: Bermuda-Funk Radio 89.6 Manheim + 105.4 Heidelberg
[Germany] http://www.bermudafunk.org By: George Lögler - DJ/Host: "Rock of Ages"
Great AOR! I wish more bands would do this kind of music - reminds
me of BYSTANDER or AVIATOR and they're one of my fave AOR bands!!!
In the genre of AOR/Melodic Rock, a term coined in the European markets,
meaning songs with engaging melodies, power chord guitar/synth driven
rock. Ivory Tower Project do just that and continue to carry the torch
here in the US.
A must listen!
"Burning" has a funky vibe to it, a great bass line and very
strong vocals. Regula's voice fits perfectly here and the song is very
catchy. Here they write a great chorus. Good stuff. When the last song
"Way Too Late" starts you'd almost swear they had guest vocals
by Eddie Money. This song chugs and the production actually sounds better
than the other songs. It rocks!
The Ivory Tower Project makes you walk down memory lane and leads
you back to the glory days of 80's AOR and melodic rock. People who
prefer to listen to the unforgettable music of bands like Asia or Survivor
might face a time warp which make them wish for more of that stuff to
come. I.T.P. joins the good tradition of using synthesizers, keyboards,
saxophone and guitars in a way that caresses your soul. Just put on
this CD for a long car ride and enjoy the relaxing and magical atmosphere
which was created by that perfect combination of all these instruments
and the distinguished voice of Mark Regula.
Ivory Tower Project – RED HOT Published on: CrossOver-Netzwerk für Jugendkultur
[ Germany ] By: Georg Lögler
In this short fact filled interview hear Uncleshag and Mark Regula discuss
Ivory Tower Project- the bands formation, song writing process and we
share a few laughs... Note: To hear interview press the Green button on
the botom of the page.
Tracks from Ivory Tower Projects CD: Red Hot
have been played on over 425 Radio Stations in 28 countries. Below are
listed Internet Radio Stations that are currently playing one or more
tracks from ITP. Many of these stations take E-mail or Online requests
via an automated song request system called: Audiorealm. We invite you
to please visit the below Internet Radio stations; take a listen, and
put in a request, send an email request, or a vote for an ITP song.
NOTE: Most of these Audiorealm request systems have "curbs"
that block multiple requests of any one artist's songs from the same
IP address within a 24 hour period. So if you wish to make more than
one ITP song request from a given radio station, you may have to wait
24 hours before going to that same radio station and making another
ITP song request. We thank you for your support!
Awesome Radio [Australia]
Baie Des Anges Radio: Saint Laurent Du Var - FRANCE
Best Unheard Music Radio
Bmac's Middletown Station - Sundays: 3:00-5:30 PM ET - broadcasting from Europe
Butterflies Radio - All Indie, All the Time - Internet indie radio station streaming music from independent, emerging musicians and bands.
Head Case Radio
100.7 Highlands FM [Australia]
HomeGrownRadioNJ.com – Blairstown , New Jersey - “Sher Delight” – (Tuesdays: 12:00 noon – 3:00 Pm ET)
Mix 106 – Sacramento , CA
MusicToGoUSA.com (Neon Productions Radio)
Q Star Radio - “The Steve Jarrot Morning Show” on Q Star Radio – (Weekdays: 9:00 am to 12:00 noon ET)
Radio Eversonpaladini – 95.1 FM from São José , BRAZIL
Scrub Johanson Radio
“Songsmith’s Music Motel” (Saturdays: 4:00pm – 8:00pm ET) on Hamilton Radio – Q Star Radio and Space Coast iRadio
Space Coast iRadio
TRM Radio - The Station that plays something old, something new, and everything in between. Broadcasting from the UK .