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VON IVA Performs at Midway in Jamaica Plain
Tuesday Oct 28, 2008

Jillian Iva, Bex, and Kelly Harris, better known as the San Francisco-based trio VON IVA, will bring their mix of disco and soul to The Midway in Jamaica Plain on November 6.

Their distinctive blend of electro-pop-rock executed by synths, drums, and gritty soulful vocals (no bass or guitar in this group, though an early incarnation featured 7 Year Bitch’s Elizabeth Davis on bass) is beautifully showcased on their new EP, Girls on Film (Oct. 28, self-released), which features some tracks from their 2007 CD Our Own Island on Ruby Tower Records, (i.e., "LALA," "Birds of Prey," and "Guise") and some new songs (i.e., "Living For It," "Emerald Eyes," and "Electricity.")

The group’s first release was a self-titled EP on Cochon Records in 2004, which included the aforementioned "Same Sad Song" and "Not Hot to Trot."

VON IVA will soon be taking command of the big screen when they appear in Yes Man, the new Jim Carrey/Zooey Deschanel Warner Bros. comedy, out Dec. 19. As a result of an intensive two-week writing and rehearsal session to fully manifest the fictional Munchausen by Proxy, the group performs original songs, "Uh Huh" and "Sweet Ballad," with Zooey and Jillian trading off on vocals in a few scenes in the movie. Von Iva also wrote the song "Yes Man" specifically for the film and it will run over the end credits.

Von Iva will be on the Yes Man soundtrack as well, and is touring through the fall and winter while eyeing spring 2009 to release a new full-length CD.

For more information about the band, go to their web site at: www.voniva.com.