Hailing from Ballarat in rural Victoria, Australia, Ebonivory creates an engaging mosaic of raw emotion, complex rhythmic devices, and prismatic melody. Formed in 2014 by prodigious composer, multi-instrumentalist and lead vocalist Charlie Powlett, this world class 5-piece ensemble employs a unique distillation of alternative rock, progressive metal, post-hardcore and modern punk, delivering a breathtaking performance that unifies musicians, melomaniacs, and casual listeners alike.
From the first EP Ebonivory I (2014), to the full length progressive Australian cult-classic The Only Constant (2015), to their most recent EP Ebonivory II (2016), Ebonivory has built a reputation in the Australian progressive music scene as an act that consistently delivers music that grows in ambition and scale with each release.
Previously sharing the stage during their high-school years, Powlett is joined by long-time musical collaborators and childhood friends Jake Ewings (guitar), Louis Edwards (guitar, backing vocals), Connor McMillan (bass, backing vocals), and David Parkes (drums, percussion) to deliver a powerhouse of musicianship. Together, the band has embarked on a journey exploring the lyrical concepts of struggle via phenomenal musical grandeur and breadth, interspersed with unforgettable musical moments.
Ebonivory kicked off 2019 with a whirlwind performance at Australia’s acclaimed PROGFEST festival, alongside international heavyweights The Ocean, Monuments, and Skyharbor. Soon after, they signed a management deal with Wild Thing Presents (Caligula’s Horse), and record deal with Wild Thing Records (Circles). Early-mid 2019 saw the Persistence Australian Tour, which included supporting alt-rock powerhouse Dead Letter Circus. Throughout July & August 2019, Ebonivory traversed Australia with progressive rock juggernaut Circles for The Winter Tour, in support of their single Patting the Black Dog which landed coverage with PROG Magazine (UK), Triple J’s "The Racket”, Spotify’s “Homegrown + Heavy” & “Prog Metal Essentials” Playlists, and Rage (ABC TV). Going from strength to strength, Ebonivory headed out on their first ever Australian headline tour in October 2019, in support of their single Tales of Termina, which similarly garnered an overwhelmingly positive response worldwide.