James Norbert Ivanyi is a multi-instrumentalist, teacher, producer and musician hailing from Sydney, Australia. He performed and toured with a diverse range of musicians and bands for many years before finding his voice and going solo in 2013, and has since self-released three internationally acclaimed instrumental albums " Aphasia", "The Matter Circumvention"and “ The Usurper”– and has recently finished up a brand new EP titled ‘Denalavis’ which was released on June 1st, 2017 to critical acclaim. He is considered by his fans, peers and industry to be one of the most original, commanding and versatile young guitarists on the scene today. His unique style of technical modern metal fused with the classic sounds of 1960’s and 1970’s progressive rock music have seen his fan base transcend generations and genres.
He has been invited to perform several times in the United States at the Suhr Factory NAMM party, has toured Australia numerous times, including a successful 2017 headlining tour in support of “Denalavis”. He has shared the stage with international heavyweights such as Soilwork, Katatonia, Haken, Ne Obliviscaris and performed at the first annual "The Guitar Collective 2017" showcase in Los Angeles in January alongside Dan Sugarman, Nili Brosh, Yvette Young, Felix Martin & Angel Vivaldi.
James has already had a very busy year with the completion of a brand new EP, several notable recording projects - including being featured on the upcoming Scale The Summit record alongside John Browne (Monuments) Scott Carstairs (Fallujah) Nick Johnston, Jeff Loomis, Nathan Navarro, Per Nilsson (Scar Symmetry) Angel Vivaldi & Yvette Young (Covet), performed in the United States, attended NAMM (Los Angeles) in January, and has just completed a July performance and clinic tour across Europe, including being billed at UK TECH-FEST . He embarked on a headlining tour across Australia in August to celebrate the release of the brand new EP, ‘Denalavis’ and capped it off with headlining the ‘poseidon’ stage at PROGFEST, opening for ‘Ne Obliviscaris ’ and a very special performance with United Kingdom progressive masters ‘Haken’.
James is endorsed by Suhr Guitars, Friedman Amplification, Fractal Audio, Diamond Pedals, D'addario Strings & Planet Waves and Swiss Picks.