musician ivy york

Whenever I need motivation, I think about my friend Ivy York. She has a never-give-up attitude. After a successful stint as a pop star in Australia during her teens, she packed it all in to head to London for a more meaningful music career.

What are you passionate about? I’m passionate about love and music.
Who inspires you? Thom Yorke, Bjork, Johnny Cash, Deborah Harry - musicians that have had long careers doing it their way and letting the world come around to their way of thinking. I’m still waiting for the world to discover my music but I won’t change it to fit.
What’s your motto? Never give up, although I’m notorious for forgetting it.
What lessons have you learnt? Things aren’t what they seem. I had a music career once upon a time and it wasn’t the shiny prize I thought it would be. Saying that, I never appreciated what I had until I lost it. I’ve made some bad decisions and done silly things, but the lesson I’m trying to learn now is I’m the only one who has to live with myself so I’ve stopped trying to please everyone because you never will.
What advice would you give to someone pursuing their passion? Love what you do and the rest will follow. I may not have sold a million records but I still have some dignity making music that I love.
What book is currently beside your bed? I last read
Book Of Lost Things - I always read dark fiction; I don't want to know about Bridget Jones and girly paperbacks.

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