Atlanta, Georgia (3/25/2013) – Ivan Kelley announces during recent interview that he is using the crowd funding site Kickstarter to release his first album “Hello Love”. Singer Songwriter Ivan Kelley explains, “Kickstarter helps me reach out to my fan base for their support, and at the same time I can thank my fan base for their support with great rewards that include everything from signed CD’s to performances at their home”.
Ivan also noted that; “Friends I have made throughout my career have encouraged me to support organizations that do great work within our communities”, “I am particularly proud to assist Keke Palmer with Saving our Daughters and Mary-Pat Hector helping her with her “Think Twice” project, a campaign encouraging teens to think twice before using an illegal gun, they are allowing me to raise awareness and support their good works as my fan base supports mine”.
Ivan also explained “schools and other organizations can use the opportunity to earn a free concert with the kindred spirit reward”, “but most of all” Ivan noted “this is an opportunity for me to present my best works to the public, and that is very exciting for any artist”.
About Ivan Kelley: Ivan co-starred in the movie Joyful Noise with KeKe Palmer, Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton, and released his debut video and single, “Scream” recently. Ivan toured the U.S. with the Boys and Girls Club of America reaching thousands of his peers, and continues to partner with national charities seeing music as a forum to change the world. Ivan’s resume holds impressive performances and appearances including: The King Michael tour: A tribute to the late Michael Jackson, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Good Day Atlanta, NBC News, and CTV News Canada. His resume, also boasts international performances and ones alongside some of R & B’s influential acts. Citing his father Ivan Sr. and Michael Jackson as his original role models he has lead a life of performing, partnering with charities, giving back to the community and molding himself to become the type of music icon that the next generation will look up to. Ivan strives to be one of the greatest artists to ever perform. As far as his future projections, he sees himself still making people happy and having fun. Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, R & B sensation Ivan Kelley is on a trajectory to change the face of music. With his unrivaled work ethic and determination this triple threat has the power to alleviate the nostalgia that the music industry craves. Born Ivan Kelley Cousin Jr. in Chattanooga, Tennessee, his family relocated to Atlanta when he was a baby. Ivan’s lifeline to music has been pumping since he was only months old. As a youth he learned to play the drums, piano, bass and lead guitar. Largely due to his clean cut image and pure voice Ivan has been compared to the likes of the young Michael Jackson and Ralph Treasvant. A singer first, this songwriter, dancer and actor strives to express himself using positivity and real emotion to communicate messages to the world.
About Saving our Daughters: Saving Our Daughters creates the tools to get teen girls discussing key issues and fired up to take the power away from bullying, (cyber, gossip, face-to-face,…), date abuse, hate crimes, school violence, violence against women, and other esteem slayers. Visit www.savingourdaughters.org for more information.
About Think Twice: “Think Twice” a National campaign encouraging teens to Think Twice before using an illegal gun. Mary-Pat Hector, one of Usher Raymond’s New Look Foundation’s Youth Leaders, is using the power of celebrity to message young people and help curb gun violence. Visit www.ushersnewlook.org