Thriving Ivory

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Thriving Ivory
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Background information
Origin Santa Barbara, California
Genres Indie rock, pop rock
Years active 2002 – 2011, 2016 – present
Members Clayton Stroope
Scott Jason
Drew Cribley
Paul Niedermier
Past members Bret Cohune
Dominic Romano

Thriving Ivory is an American rock band based in the San Francisco Bay area. They released their self-titled Wind-up Records debut album on June 24, 2008. The debut album reached No. 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart on the strength of the charting single "Angels on the Moon".[1][2] 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.[3] They were up against three 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.[4]

In 2009 they performed their single "Angels on the Moon" on Jimmy Kimmel Live![5] and The Rachael Ray Show.[6]

On April 21, 2010, while recording their forthcoming album, the band announced that Bassist Bret Cohune had decided to "pursue different opportunities.[7]" Early in 2010 their first single "Angels on The Moon" went certified Gold in the US selling over 500,000 copies. Their second studio album, Through Yourself & Back Again was released on September 14, 2010.

Cribley, Stroope, and Niedermier started a new project called Midnight Cinema. Founded on March 30, 2012[8] Their debut self-titled EP was released on July 9, 2013.

Dominic Romano left the band in December 2014 due to medical reasons.

Current members[edit]


Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
US Heat
US Rock
2003 Thriving Ivory
  • Release date: May 18, 2003
  • Label: Wolfgang Records
2008 Thriving Ivory (re-issue) 102 1
2010 Through Yourself & Back Again
  • Release date: September 14, 2010
  • Label: Wind-Up Records
131 2 46
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


  • Secret Life EP (2004)
  • Rhapsody Originals EP (2008)
  • Tell Me Your Name EP(2009)


Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US Adult
US Pop
2008 "Angels on the Moon" 75 20 28 46 Thriving Ivory
2009 "Hey Lady"
2010 "Where We Belong" Through Yourself & Back Again
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2008 "Angels on the Moon"
2009 "Hey Lady"
2010 "Where We Belong" Roman White


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