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Ivory City is (from left) drummer Elias English, singer Josh Sharp and guitarist Jon Banquil.    Photo by Shaneika Aguilar

Ivory City is (from left) drummer Elias English, singer Josh Sharp and guitarist Jon Banquil.
Photo by Shaneika Aguilar

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Josh sharp

(Lead Vocalist) He used to spend all of his time in school day dreaming of being in a band and writing down songs. Needless to say there’s nothing he loves more than singing and making music with his best friends. Ivory City is the place he escapes to be himself in the chaos of the world around him.

 

 

 

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JON BANQUIL

(Lead Guitarist) Jon serves as musical leader and visionary for the band’s sonic direction, spearheading the project since its humble beginnings. Serving as a guitarist for the trio on stage, Jon is a multi-instrumentalist with passion and purpose, working selflessly and tirelessly to advance the bands musical excellence. Ignoring the interests and lifestyles of others his age, he grew up pursuing his love: making noise. Jon entered the realm of production in his early high school years and has since become the sole composer and producer for the band, creating a powerful dynamic with Josh as their sonic expressions align. Using his musical prowess as his tool for expression, Jon explores new musical avenues to capture and show his feelings, without saying a word.

 

 

 

 

 

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ELIAS ENGLISH

(Drummer) Drumming since the age of 3,  Elias has always had the innate qualities of a superstar drummer. Growing up in Kapolei, Hawaii, he would opt to bang on pots and pans over going outside like a typical kid. This fascination in his youth has now landed opportunities and experiences he would’ve never imagined. Like most upcoming musicians, Elias was influenced by not just the music but a prior musician as well. His Grandfather was an avid drummer himself and often lended the critique Elias needed to grow into his calling. This self taught professional often lives by the mantra “I just like play” and if you ever catch him at show, you’ll see why!