Smiling Ivy


Members: Dan Hobson / Sam Dormer / Jimmy Kohanzad / Steve Hunt / Ray Grandy

Genre: Ska / Dub / Reggae

Location: Sheffield

Long time legends of the Sheffield underground scene Smiling Ivy have joined the Alya Records Roster. Combining a traditional ska sound with elements of dub and punk, Smiling Ivy gathered a die hard fan base with their blinding stage performances and unique form of energy. Releasing their debut album to hordes of loving fans set Smiling Ivy off on their funky journey, with no end in sight.

BBC Introducing Sheffield: “Love it, love it, love it, love it.”

NowThen: “A faultless marriage of 2 Tone and third wave ska punk.”

Toast Magazine: “The album flows seamlessly…9/10.”

Punk Archive: “Your Smiling Ivy love affair is just a couple of clicks away.”

Far Out Magazine: “Outlandish punk rock lyrics fused with ska and reggae rhythms.”

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