Thriving Ivory is an American rock band who originated in Santa Barbara, California and went through various line-up changes before relocating to San Francisco, California in their current form. They released their self-titled Wind-up Records debut album on June 24, 2008. The debut album reached #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart on the strength of the charting single ”Angels on the Moon”. After half a year, ”Angels on the Moon” appeared on the US Pop 100 Chart, reaching number 28.
The band was chosen for the Yahoo! Music: Who’s Next? User’s Choice Competition. They were up against 3 other artists, including We The Kings, Shwayze, and Mandi Perkins. The contest launched August 14, 2008. They also featured as a MySpace Karaoke Artist where fans submitted audio or video of themselves singing a song by the band.
On April 21, 2010, while recording their forthcoming album, the band announced that Bassist Bret Cohune had decided to ”pursue different opportunities.” Early in 2010 their first single ”Angels on The Moon” went certified Gold in the US selling over 500,000 copies. The band’s label, Wind-up Records, indicates that their second studio album, Through Yourself & Back Again, will be released in 2010.